Monday, February 27, 2017

Full-time job opportunity
Crew Leaders - Montgomery County Conservation Corps

Great opportunity or soon-to-be grads!

The Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC) is looking for a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader is responsible for ensuring the regular, reliable, and professional field-based implementation of conservation service projects while ensuring the training, safety, and quality work performance of Corps members. The Crew Leader implements a Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach by seizing opportunities to enhance teamwork, self-confidence, problem solving, conflict resolution, trust, and leadership among Corps participants. The Crew Leader oversees the crew of Corps members in the field, interacts with the public and organization staff, and maintains the integrity of the MCCC program by always demonstrating reliable and professional behavior.

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Job openings
Climate Policy Initiative
For soon-to-be-grads! Climate Policy Initiative is hiring for many positions, including but not limited to:
  • Energy Finance Consultant
  • Analyst, Climate Finance
  • Intern, Climate Finance

To view more positions and to apply, click HERE.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Coastal Climate Specialist
Maryland Sea Grant @ UMD

Maryland Sea Grant is pleased to announce an opening in our extension program for a coastal climate specialist. We are looking for a dynamic individual interested in working across science, government, and communities to provide problem-solving assistance to decision-makers and communities. Joining our talented team of extension experts in water resources, the new position will be expected to develop and lead programming focusing on issues facing coastal communities in Maryland. The position announcement with details of the job can be found at A master’s degree is a minimum requirement, applicants holding a PhD are encouraged to apply. The University of Maryland provides an excellent benefits package with this position. For best consideration please apply by April 30, 2017.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Environmental Specialist
University of Maryland - Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk

Job overview:
The incumbent will serve as an Environmental Specialist within the Environmental Affairs Unit of the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability, and Risk (ESSR).

The position is responsible for the development and implementation of environmental programs, supporting the Assistant Director of Environmental Affairs.

Under direct supervision by the Assistant Director, this position assists in the management and compliance assurance of UMD’s air and stormwater permits, as well as provides support to other programs including pollution prevention and hazardous, radioactive, and biological waste management.

The position develops and delivers environmental compliance training programs to campus stakeholders, develops public participation events, and maintains the web content for the Environmental Affairs Unit website.

The incumbent will interface with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), as well as other regulatory entities and stakeholders, representing UMD.

The position requires the ability to perform professional environmental management work, with direct supervision from the Assistant Director of Environmental Affairs.

Work includes technical environmental and engineering tasks, as well as project management.

The incumbent performs highly specialized, complex environmental management functions which involve the review and interpretation of complicated environmental regulations, as well as data acquisition, data analysis, and the completion of multi-faceted environmental engineering calculations.

In addition to typical office work, duties will involve the acquisition of data from the field, including water monitoring, sample collection, and air emissions testing.

The incumbent uses and is responsible for equipment incident to the operation and function of the office including vehicles, technical monitoring and testing equipment and office equipment, with an estimated value of $200,000.

The position may assist in managing project budgets on the order of approximately $100,000 annually.

The incumbent is required to be proficient in environmental management with detailed knowledge of pertinent Federal and State of Maryland environmental regulations, policies, and directives.

Requires broad knowledge of multi-media environmental programs, including hazardous waste, stormwater, air, and pollution prevention.

The majority of contacts are made with faculty, staff, and laboratory personnel during consultation, inspections, audits and data collection efforts.

The position serves on project teams associated with campus construction, development and environmental compliance matters.

The incumbent will routinely interact with representatives of EPA, MDE, and other regulatory entities. Contact may be in-person, as well as through email and telephone correspondence.

For more information and to apply, visit:

Monday, February 20, 2017

New Wildlife jobs!

New positions including field internships, wildlife biologists, research assistants, GIS analysists, environmental compliance coordinators, and MORE!
Assistant Forest Manager Position
Savage River State Forest

The announcement for the Savage River State Forest Assistant Forest Manager position has been reposted with clarification on required forestry experience and a new closing date of March 3, 2017.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Associate Lobbyist
Pike Associates, LLC

Location: Washington, DC – Capitol Hill

Company Type: Boutique Government Relations firm
Salary Range: Starting $48,000--$54,000, depending on experience

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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