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.

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.

  • 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

  • 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

Friday, September 11, 2015

South FL butterfly field technician

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, University of Florida seeks a technician to assist with field surveys and associated conservation-related recovery actions or research projects focused on several critically imperiled butterflies
in the Florida Keys
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Conducts regular field surveys for federally listed or critically imperiled butterfly species by monitoring known sites to ascertain site occupation and habitat quality; assists with specific field research projects to be determined; assists with specific recovery actions including population augmentation or reintroduction as needed; collects accurate records of all data collected; inputs and summarizes biotic and abiotic data; operates watercraft to perform survey and research activities.


  • Background in Entomology, Wildlife Ecology or related field. Experience with insects highly preferred.
  • Experience with field survey methods and techniques used in wildlife biology including species identification (butterflies and plants).
  • Skill in operating and maintaining specialized equipment such watercraft or ability to learn. Successful applicant MUST complete the
  • Department of Interior's Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC). This course gives participants the training required to permit
  • operation of Fish and Wildlife Service-owned watercraft. It reviews minimum requirements for safe operation of motorboats and includes a
  • review of legal requirements, preparations, navigation, operations, emergency procedures, rescue, self-rescue, trailering, fire suppression and
  • basic seamanship. The course includes both classroom and on-the-water instruction.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and follow assigned protocols.
  • Ability to work independently and in harsh environments. Locations may be remote such as back-country/uninhabited Keys.

PROJECT LOCATION: Big Pine Key, Monroe County, FL. Work will be completed at various locations.

COMPENSATION: This is a temporary, hourly wage position (OPS) - 40 hours per week at a rate of $12 per hour for up to 12 months.

HOUSING: Housing will be provided for the positon by the Florida Keys Refuge Complex. Housing consists of a shared unit termed the "bunkhouse" where visiting researchers, students and volunteers stay while assisting the refuge in a variety of resource management activities. Each person is provided with a single room (in a four room building) which generally has a twin bed, chair, desk and dresser. The common areas include a fully stocked kitchen, living room with TV and DVD player (cable is not provided), laundry room and two bathrooms. Internet is not provided by the government but is frequently established by residents who share the monthly cost. There are outdoor shower facilities also available. The bunkhouse is located within a mile of grocery and dining facilities on Big Pine Key.

FOR QUESTIONS OR TO APPLY: please email Dr. Jaret Daniels (jdaniels@flmnh.ufl.edu) and Geena Hill (ghill@flmnh.ufl.edu). Applicants please include a resume or short CV.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Envirorun - a DC listserv for environmentalists

I am writing to tell you about an organization that will be a resource for UMD students and alumni. The group is called Envirorun.  We have monthly speakers addressing interesting topics such as climate change and environmental issues. 

I would like to invite ENSP students and young alumni as this could be a great way for them to explore future internship and career opportunities while gaining a better understanding of ongoing projects at the govt, NGOs and other orgs.  

To learn more, go to:  Envirorun on Facebook or their webpage.  Students and alumni can subscribe to the listserv on the website.

Thanks to Ty Asfaw (Earth Surface Processes, 2002) for passing this along.
Lecturer and Academic Advisor, Position #1P0000
Dept of Environmental Science and Technology

https://ejobs.umd.edu/, Search position number 1Poooo
Apply by 9/18/15

The Department of Environmental Science & Technology is seeking to fill a position of Lecturer. This person will also serve as the Academic Advisor for our undergraduate program. This person will assist in teaching and help grow and contribute to the enhancement and innovation of undergraduate teaching and administration of the undergraduate office. Approximately 50% of the duties involve teaching undergraduate courses. Other duties involve working with faculty to help innovate our undergraduate program. This includes undergraduate advising, providing courteous service to students, parents, and the campus community. Must be able to work with students, faculty, and administrators as well as excellent public speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills.
•MS in an agricultural, environmental, natural resource science, or closely related field.
•Teaching experience, preferably at the post-secondary level.
•Demonstrate excellence in teaching.
•Administrative experience, especially in undergraduate advising.
•PhD in related field.