Entry level job in SoCal

Hi All – check out the job below, sent from ES alumnus Erik Hughes.

From: Erik Hughes [mailto:ehughes5590@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:16 PM
To: Rutherford Platt
Subject: ES entry level job in SoCal

Hey Rud,

How are things? I am still working for a small, private, environmental consulting company in Northern NJ.

I am in touch with a company in Southern California that focuses on lake, and more broadly water, management. They are looking to hire an entry level/junior field person for their operations. I offered that I’d talk to the appropriate people at Gettysburg to get it on our job board. I reached out to Doc and he suggested I get in touch with you. Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is someone else I should reach out to about this.

You can find the job description below:

Monday – Friday 6:00am – 2:30 pm with some over-time available
SUMMARY
Since 1973 Diversified Waterscapes has been a leader in providing aquatic water products and management services for lakes, streams, ponds and other aquatic features for homeowners associations, golf courses, cities and corporate entities. This position involves working in and around bodies of water. We skim debris from the water surface, turn off and pull pumps for repair and cleaning, treat water with our aquatic treatment products and perform additional tasks, such as fish stocking, lake mapping, depth analysis and muck removal. The field work will be performed outdoors, on the water, in an environment that may include heavy vegetation, uneven terrain, various species of wildlife and varying weather conditions using boats, golf carts and backpack sprayers. The employees of DWI take pride in contributing to the success of the company. Visit our website at www.dwiwater.comto find out more about us!

REQUIREMENTS
• Passion for the outdoors and previous administrative and scheduling experience
• Ability to lift up to 75 pounds
• Able to swim in deep water
• Current DMV report to be submitted with resume
• Must possess a valid California Driver’s License with no more than 1 point
• Reliable transportation to and from work
• Mechanical abilities and experience with boats, trucks and equipment is very helpful
• Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in the English language, with fellow technicians , office personnel and customers
• Bilingual helpful but not required
• Timely attendance
• Ability to take direction
• Self-starter, problem-solver, detail oriented, safety conscious
• Ability to rely on experience, common sense and good judgment to plan and accomplish goals
• Ability to meet given deadlines and project goals
• Adherence to DWI processes, methodologies and policies at all times
• We may perform criminal background checks and drug screening

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ensure each aquatic environment is free of dead waterfowl and fish, debris and trash
• Clean skimmer and intake baskets, brush rocks and waterfalls
• Check pump equipment: if pumps are in need of repair and, using proper form, notify corporate office in writing
• Work outside in the heat and sun with boats and other equipment
• Survey water features and make determination regarding the use and application of our aquatic treatment products
• Water analysis (DO, pH, Ammonia,etc.)
• Dispose of debris
• Maintain vehicles by: washing, regular maintenance, clean interior, check fluid levels weekly
• Write recommendations regarding status of property’s aquatic environment
• Be aware of after-hours emergency calls (weekdays after hours and weekends)
• Keep tools, parts, and equipment neat, orderly, and accounted for
• Operate a forklift in a safe and prudent manner. Perform incidental duties as assigned.
• Maintain organized and clean working environment
• Manage workload by setting priorities with team, consistently improves team results by taking initiative and assuming more responsibility
• Effectively communicate with fellow technicians, office personnel and customers
• Maintain communication with Homeowners’ Associations, Golf Courses, Apartments and other referral sources in the community to grow DWI business
• Notify, in writing, the corporate office of any problems or safety issues on property
• Be proactive rather than reactive.
• Advises appropriate personnel regarding schedule conflicts, service related issues, equipment problems/issues, employee issues and any other job related issues.

Orange County Crew ONLY – once trained will perform the following: manufacture water treatment products, packaging, labeling, palletizing, loading and occasional delivery.

Coachella Valley Crew: Summertime heat can be up to 120 degrees.

DWI PROVIDES

• Excellent 30-day training program
• Competitive compensation
• Company Vehicle
• Company cell phone
• Paid holidays, Sick and vacation

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – U.S. EPA Student Competition in Sustainability

See below!

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Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:03 AM
To: Rutherford Platt
Subject: FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – U.S. EPA Student Competition in Sustainability

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Dear Department Chair,

We are excited to announce that we are now taking applications for EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Program for the 2015-2016 school year.

APPLY TODAY!
The deadline for applications is TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16th, 11:59pm EASTERN TIME.

EPA offers annual research grants to U.S. colleges and universities to engage students in projects to solve our world’s most serious environmental challenges. Through EPA’s P3 Program, students work in teams to design sustainability solutions and compete for more funding to take their ideas from the lab to the real world.

In its 11th year, EPA’s P3 program fosters team-based learning, interdisciplinary effort and class-to-real-world experience. Take this opportunity for the 2015-16 school year to excite your students about making a difference in the world today. Hear from past students about their experience with the program:

Students Talk About EPA’s P3 Program

Find the official Request for Applications here: 12th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

Click here for instructions on how to apply.

For general program information, visit: www.epa.gov/p3

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Please help us spread the word about this great opportunity!

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NEES Grad school in Global Environmental Policy or Dual Degree in Costa Rica, for your good undergrads…

Hi students,

Perhaps of interest as you look beyond Gettysburg.

~Salma

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Subject: [NEES] Grad school in Global Environmental Policy or Dual Degree in Costa Rica, for your good undergrads…

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Innovative degree options

We offer two distinctive degree tracks: a professional master’s degree in Global Environmental Policy (GEP) and a unique dual-degree program in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRSD), in partnership with the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, where students spend a full year.

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Leading by example

Our green building (LEED-certified Gold), designed by Cradle to Cradle author William McDonough, provides an important hub for sustainability events in the Washington area. Our campus has the largest installed solar capacity of any institution in Washington, and we are involved actively in American University’s ambitious commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020.

For more information, contact Dr. Simon Nicholson simon.nicholson@american.edu or Dr. Judy Shapiro shapiro@american.edu or see http://www.american.edu/sis/gep/

STEM Fellowships Available

2015 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
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Dear Faculty Member,

Some of your students could be the perfect fit for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships, a pioneering program that prepares outstanding teachers for the schools that need them most.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, now offered in Georgia, Indiana and New Jersey, recruits current seniors, recent grads, and alumni with backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to teach in high-need secondary schools. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a master’s degree program that includes a full school year of experience in local high-need classrooms. In turn, they commit to teach for three years in high-need secondary urban or rural schools. They also get mentoring and support from both their universities and their schools throughout their three-year commitment.

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“Earth-undergrads” listserve for jobs and internship

FYI, see below for a sample newsletter circulated through the “Earth-Undergrads” listserve.

(Thanks and best wishes to Andrea Carson (’12) – we miss you around here, Andrea!)

From: Andrea L Carson [mailto:carsonan@onid.oregonstate.edu]
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2014 6:27 PM
To: Monica Ogra
Subject: Fw: [Earth-undergrads] Newsletter for 8/20/2014

Hi Monica! At Oregon State I often receive emails from this listserv which is sent to OSU’s environmental studies undergrads. I thought that you might also want to forward this along to the ES majors at Gettysburg! This list is a goldmine for jobs and internships.

Cheers,

Andrea

From: Cardinal-Lanier, Jessica

Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:52 PM

To: enscasso ; ensc-distance ; earth-undergrads

Subject: [Earth-undergrads] Newsletter for 8/20/2014

Volunteer

1. Solve Beach and Riverside Cleanup, Sept. 27 – OR

2. Salmon Watch Volunteers Needed – Corvallis, OR

3. Field Work Volunteers – Siletz Bay, OR

Internships

4. GIS Interns – Oakland, CA

5. GIS Interns – Fredericksburg, VA

6. GIS Intern with Ducks Unlimited Inc. – Bismark, ND

7. Four students needed for conifer regeneration survey – Sierra Nevada

Jobs

8. Program Manager (West Coast), Green Marine – WA

9. Coastal Waccamaw Watershed Education Programs Coordinator, Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium – SC

10. Mediator and Program Manager, Meridian Institute – DC

11. Science Education Specialist, Center for 21st Century Skills at EDUCATION CONNECTION – CT

12. Grant Writer, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation – MD

13. Program Coordinator, NOAA National Ocean Service – MD

14. Senior Science Advisor for Surface Water, DOI USGS Office of Surface Water – VA

15. National Coordinator for Regional Collaboration, NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration – MD

16. Four Deputy Managers, AK National Wildlife Refuges – AK

17. PA Staff Scientist, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation – PA

18. Wildlife Program Coordinator, The Wildlife Society – MD

19. Manager, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Nature Tourism Program – TX

20. WGA Communications Assistant – Denver

21. GIS Technician with Planning Emphasis – Oakland, CA

22. GIS Technician with Planning Emphasis – Fredericksburg, VA

23. GIS Technician with Geography Emphasis – Oakland, CA

24. GIS Technician with Geography Emphasis – Fredericksburg, VA

25. GIS Technician with Environmental Science Emphasis – Oakland, CA

26. GIS Technician with Environmental Science Emphasis – Fredericksburg, VA

27. GIS Program Coordinator – Fredericksburg, VA

28. GIS Analyst – Oakland, CA

29. Integrated Education Instructor- Augusta, MI

30. Outdoor Leaders and Assistant Leaders – Seattle, WA

31. GIS Specialist with Quinault Indian Nation – Taholah, WA

Other

32. Ocean 180 Video Challenge – communicate research through film and win $$

33. Small Farm School at Clackamas Community College – Oregon City

Volunteer

1. Solve Beach and Riverside Cleanup – Sept. 27

Help keep our state clean. Join thousands of Oregonians on Saturday, September 27th, for the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery. Volunteer for litter cleanup, tree planting or invasive plant removal and send the gift of clean water downstream!

Sign Up Today

Pick a place you love – there are over 100 project sites across the state. You can register as an individual or group (dates and times may vary). Then show up at the chosen time and location and help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first statewide volunteer beach cleanup in the world! We’re Oregonians – It’s Our Nature to Volunteer!

The Beach and Riverside Cleanup is part of the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup and National Public Lands Day. For more information, visit info.

2. Salmon Watch Volunteers Needed – Corvallis, OR

Help educate 6th grade students about our signature species!

Volunteers are needed in 4 areas:

· Fish Biology

· Water Quality

· Aquatic Invertebrates

· Riparian Ecosystem

What: Required training to lead a Salmon Watch station.

When: Thursday, August 21st 9am-1pm

*6th grade field trips will occur 9/15-10/3.

Priority sign-ups during training.

Where: Hesthaven Nature Center

8590 NW Oak Creek Drive, Corvallis, OR

Pre-Register: https:// corvallissalmonwatch.wufoo.com/forms/linnbenton-salmon-watch-training/

Free and Open to All Skill Levels

Refreshments Provided

LINN-BENTON SALMON WATCH

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Questions?? Contact us! Corvallissalmonwatch

3. Field Work Volunteers – Siletz Bay

This looks like a cool chance to get involved with field work on the coast if you have some free time coming up! Taking advantage of an opportunity like this could be a great way to get connected to further research or generate ideas for your own project. See below:

I am in great need of field volunteers for 2 weeks starting August 25 out at Siletz Bay (part of a joint OSU/USGS project related to PhD research). If you need a break from the your computer, I’d very much appreciate any days you could volunteer. We’ll be harvesting a sea-level rise/vegetation experiment in the beautiful Siletz estuary (30 min north of Newport), as well as conducting vegetation and elevation surveys of the tidal marsh. No experience necessary! I can provide housing for anyone able to spend more than one day out there and we could probably work out additional compensation in food or beverage form.

Let me know if you’re interested asap!!

Thanks,

Kevin

Reply to Kevin.Buffington@oregonstate.edu

Internships

4. GIS Interns – Oakland, CA

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 02:10 PM PDT

Title: GIS Interns, Oakland, CA Location: Oakland, California Job Announcement No.: 2014-032 Applications received through: August 25, 2014 Marstel-Day, LLC, an Environmental Consulting and Planning firm, is seeking highly motivated GIS Interns (one or more) with a strong commitment to a conservation ethic and a strong desire to identify and support strategies for natural resource […

http://gisgig.com/gis-interns-oakland-ca/

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Posted: 12 Aug 2014 02:06 PM PDT

Title: GIS Interns, Fredericksburg, VA Location: Fredericksburg, VA Job Announcement No.: 2014-031 Applications received through: August 25, 2014 Marstel-Day, LLC, an Environmental Consulting and Planning firm, is seeking highly motivated GIS Interns (one or more) with a strong commitment to a conservation ethic and a strong desire to identify and support strategies for natural resource […]

http://gisgig.com/gis-interns-fredericksburg-va/

6. GIS Intern with Ducks Unlimited Inc. – Bismark, ND

Application Deadline: 2014-08-31

Ducks Unlimited seeks a motivated candidate to provide mapping and GIS support for its conservation and fundraising efforts in the Great Plains Region (GPR). This one-year position will be stationed in the Great Plains Regional Office in Bismarck, North Dakota. The GIS Intern will participate in the development of GIS-based, habitat conservation targeting models and the development and quality control of wetland delineation projects requiring interpretation of aerial photography. The GIS Intern will be responsible for maintenance of ArcSDE geo-databases (SQL Server) and cartographic development of a diverse array of mapping products required by biologists, engineers, and administrators in the Great Plains Region. The GIS Intern will be expected to meet project deadlines and communicate independently and effectively with GPR staff. Some fieldwork is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

• B.S. degree in GIS or a related field
• Proficiency with ArcGIS and Spatial Analyst
• Ability to travel occasionally and work effectively off-site, including fieldwork in adverse conditions
• Ability to safely lift 50 pounds
• Valid driver’s license/clean driving record

Notes: Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring wetlands and upland habitats important to North America’s waterfowl populations. GIS internships with Ducks Unlimited provide candidates with exceptional work experience in many diverse aspects of the GIS field, including habitat model development, remote sensing analysis, map production and database management.

Salary for Ducks Unlimited interns is $1,800 per month.

This position reports to the Regional Biologist—Conservation Planning stationed in the Great Plains Regional Office.

To apply: Complete the application at http://www.ducks.org/jobs; attach letter of interest, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references; and submit.

Application deadline is Sunday, August 31, 2014.

For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Kaylan Carrlson at (701) 355-3500 or kcarrlson.

7. Four students needed for conifer regeneration survey – Sierra Nevada

Four students are needed for a post-fire conifer regeneration survey in the Rim fire burn, Stanislaus National Forest, western/central Sierra Nevada for approximately 8 days of fieldwork late this month and possibly into early September. Field work will take place on weekdays and students will be compensated $1,000 for their expenses. Please see the full description below and contact Domick DellaSala at dominick if interested!

Description:

Post-fire natural conifer regeneration surveys will be conducted in the 10 largest high-severity fire patches in montane conifer forest predominantly or entirely on USFS lands in the Rim fire burn, Stanislaus National Forest, western/central Sierra Nevada, using the standard high-severity fire threshold (Miller and Thode 2007)

From the nearest access point, surveys will be conducted in plots along transects through the center of the patches, with plots spaced by 200 m. All plots will be 0.02 ha in size, and square, with corners facing in the four cardinal directions. All distances will be determined with a laser hypsometer. For the five largest high-severity fire patches, three transects will be conducted—one in northern portion, one in central portion, and one in southern portion.

In each plot, surveyors will: 1) mark the center point and corners with colored flags on steel posts; 2) record GPS coordinates of the center point; 3) record the species, diameter at breast height (dbh), and live/dead status of each pre-fire tree >30 cm dbh; 4) record the distance of the three nearest live trees to the plot’s center point, and the species of each of these trees; 5) record the plot’s aspect and slope; 6) record the number of conifer seedlings of each species in the plot; 7) record the height (cm) and species of the five tallest conifer seedlings in the plot; 8) record the number of oak seedlings and oak sprouts from the base of trees for which the above-ground portion was killed; and 9) record ground cover (both live foliage and twigs/needles).

Surveying will involve hiking cross-country through uneven terrain of varying degrees of steepness for approximately 8 hours per day. Surveyors will need to be fit, and will need to bring basic essentials, including hiking boots, hat, sunblock, food and water each day. All surveyors will work in teams of two, and all surveys will be conducted late-August, and possibly early September, of 2014, on weekdays, for a total of approximately 8 days in the field.

Jobs

8. Program Manager (West Coast), Green Marine – WA

Green Marine is an environmental certification program for the North American maritime industry. It is a voluntary, transparent and inclusive initiative that addresses a number of key environmental issues. Participants include shipowners, port authorities, cargo terminals and shipyards. To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their environmental performance on a yearly basis through the program’s self -evaluation guides, have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to publication of their individual results. Green Marine’s Secretariat is located in Quebec ity, Canada. The West Coast Program Manager position will be based in the Seattle area and aims to establish a permanent representation on the West Coast and in the United States. The successful candidate will be hired on a one-year contract with the expectation of extending their employment after the first year. The West Coast Program Manager will report directly to the Executive Director based in Quebec City.

Tasks

- Coordinate West Coast advisory committee meetings and other working groups

- Support West Coast participants in implementing the Green Marine program (program requirements, self-evaluation, verification)

- Develop/review the Green Marine program requirements

- Write documents to explain and promote Green Marine (website, magazines, promotional material, annual reports, etc.)

- Assist in recruiting additional members for the program

- Assist in establishing partnerships between Green Marine and various stakeholders

Knowledge, skills and abilities

- Minimum 5 years experience in project management and/or industry sustainability programs or other related field

- Academic and/or career background in environmental science, political science, economics or other relevant discipline

- Excellent communication and writing skills in English

- Good interpersonal skills

- Ability to act independently with tact and diplomacy, rapidly analyze and solve problems, and handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with attention to detail.

- Knowledge of maritime transportation industry

None mandatory but suitable qualifications:

- Background in GHG and other air emissions

- Communication skills in French would be an asset

Location: Seattle area

Work environment: Mostly office work, with occasional on-site visits and stakeholders meetings. Possibility to work from home.

Compensation range: $50,000 to $70,000 (Compensation commensurate with knowledge, skill, and experience of the successful candidate.)

Required travel: valid passport required for regular travel between U.S. and Canadian West Coast, occasional to other parts of Canada and the United States.

Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (35 hours per week) however this position will entail the need for additional hours of work from time to time as well as travel time outside of normal working hours to meet the objectives of the position.

Please send you resume and cover letter no later than August 26, 2014 to:

David Bolduc

Executive Director

david.bolduc

Interviews will be conducted on September 10th or 11th in Seattle.

Online description: http://www.green-marine.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Green-Marine-Program-Manager.pdf

9. Coastal Waccamaw Watershed Education Programs Coordinator, Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium – SC

Coastal Carolina University’s School of Coastal and Marine Systems Science is accepting applications for a Coastal Waccamaw Watershed Education Programs Coordinator. Position is a full-time annually renewable appointment with benefits.

This position will serve as Coordinator of the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium (CWSEC) and thus the primary contact between Consortium members including six education agencies, six municipalities and two counties. The Coordinator will help the local communities meet stormwater permit requirements by coordinating efforts of multiple partner agencies in an integrated, synergistic approach. The Coordinator will also lead various educational programs focused on the importance of regional rivers in partnership with the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPERÒ Program of the Winyah Rivers Foundation.

Responsibilities: Develop, implement and assess annual activity plan incorporating resources and expertise of partnering agencies to meet the stormwater education, outreach and involvement needs of the local communities. Collate and synthesize activity database to develop comprehensive annual reports. Supervise Coastal Carolina University (CCU) interns and volunteers in environmental education activities. Coordinate and lead stormwater, river and watershed education programs and workshops. Lead and facilitate meetings with CWSEC members. Organize and facilitate annual Riverkeeper events. Create outreach materials such as a monthly newsletter and festival materials. Manage annual budget, websites, and social media. Assist with grant writing and additional administrative tasks.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in natural science or related field is required. Master’s degree is highly preferred. Strong candidates will be expected to have extensive formal or informal teaching experience and knowledge of stormwater, watersheds and rivers. Applicant will possess excellent

management, communication and computer skills. Must be able to multi-task and work both independently and collaboratively. Must have personal, reliable transportation for regional, reimbursable travel. Must have credentials required to obtain certification to drive SC state vehicles. Able to regularly lift and carry 30 pounds. Must be comfortable working outdoors in all weather.

Compensation: Competitive salary with benefits. Position is subject to renewal funding each year. 40 hours per week including occasional travel and evening and weekend work.

Application Process: Apply online at http://jobs.coastal.edu or in person at the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Coastal Carolina University, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references. Deadline to apply: August 18, 2014. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

10. Mediator and Program Manager, Meridian Institute – DC

Meridian Institute has an immediate opening for the position of Mediator and Program Manager in our Washington, DC office. This position offers the opportunity to work with an experienced team in support of the work of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative as well as other ocean related projects.

Meridian Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people solve complex and controversial problems, make informed decisions, and implement solutions that improve lives, the economy, and the environment. Our work focuses on a wide range of issues such as climate change, food security, emerging technologies, public health, and sustainability.

The Mediator and Program Manager will work closely with Meridian Institute’s experienced staff to:

· Assist in developing strategies for key work efforts and manage day to day details of projects under the guidance of senior staff and as part of a collaborative team

· Interview participants and key thought leaders as part of “convening” activities

· Design and facilitate effective meetings as appropriate

· Provide meeting support and follow-up through the drafting and circulation of negotiation texts and other meeting documentation

· Develop proposals, project budgets and assist in managing contractors

· Serve as a liaison with support staff on administrative and logistical matters

We are seeking an individual who possesses a good understanding of the substance related to ocean policy issues. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study is required. An advanced degree in a relevant field and at least five years of experience in ocean policy, science or advocacy is preferred.

Successful applicants will have strong oral and written communications skills, will be effective working with people, will be highly organized and will have skills and experience in third-party mediation and facilitation. The applicant should be a self-starter with a high level of initiative and will possess strong analytical and problem solving skills. Applicants will have a high degree of proficiency with word processing software, internet usage and electronic communications. Domestic and international travel is expected.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits package will be offered. Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to apply .

The deadline for applications is September 5, 2014. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Meridian Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

Online description: http://www.merid.org/en/About/Employment.aspx.

11. Science Education Specialist, Center for 21st Century Skills at EDUCATION CONNECTION – CT

Litchfield Office/Regional Travel Required

Full Time, Beginning Summer, 2014

Major Responsibilities

· Manage and facilitate implementation of standards-based STEM curriculum for Science-related middle and high school courses in a blended learning environment

· Provide support, training, and coaching in the use of student-centered blended learning science pedagogy for students and teachers through online and onsite contact

· Coordinate experiential learning events on college campus, business/industry sites, and at science facilities.

· To work with team members on matters of importance to the Center for 21st Century Skills at

EDUCATION CONNECTION

The Science Education Specialist works under the supervision of the Director of the Center for 21st Century Skills. For more information email inquiries to Matt Mervis: mervis

Qualifications

1. Bachelors degree in Science or Science Education required – Engineering experience and/or teacher certification (030, 031, 032, or 034) preferred

2. Experience in standards-based science curriculum development, writing, editing, assessment, and evaluation utilizing UbD

3. Experience mentoring middle and high school teachers and students

4. Technology skills including: Macintosh iOS/Windows, Web 2.0, MS Office, Open Source, including: Moodle CMS, WordPress

5. Experience with innovative problem-based, project-based, inquiry-focused approaches to science instruction

6. Online communication skills including writing, email, and publishing to online discussion forums

7. High degree of energy and enthusiasm for working with a team of professionals on a fast-paced 21st century project

Application Procedure: Interested applicants should email a letter of application, three references, plus a resume indicating experience and knowledge relevant to the above requirements to forsberg, or mail to:

Human Resources #5-15

EDUCATION CONNECTION

P.O. Box 909

Litchfield, CT 06759-0909

Closing date for application: Open Until Filled

Anticipated starting date ASAP

12. Grant Writer, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation – MD

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and supporting U.S. national marine sanctuaries, seeks a Grant Writer to support the fundraising and development efforts of the organization. We are looking for an energetic, creative, analytical thinker with strong writing skills and a record of successful corporate and private grant funding. As the only organization dedicated to the 14 national marine sanctuaries of the United States, NMSF has a unique vision and mission with an unparalleled dedication and enthusiasm to the underwater places that represent the best of the American ocean.

Overview of Position

The Grant Writer will play a key role in supporting NMSF’s fundraising and development efforts. Specifically, this will include developing strategy for institutional grant solicitations, identifying and cultivating prospects from corporations and private foundations, writing and submitting grant proposals, and maintaining compliance with reporting requirements for funded proposals. The positon will report to the President and work collaboratively with the senior management team in ensuring NMSF achieves established fundraising goals for restricted and unrestricted revenue, and funds key programs and activities on behalf of the national marine sanctuary system. The Grant Writer will be required to have a deep understanding of the multitude of programs and activities for which grant funding is needed. The position is based in the NMSF headquarters office in Silver Spring, MD.

Responsibilities

- Researching and identifying institutional grant opportunities (in particular with private foundations and corporations) that support NMSF’s identified operational and programmatic priorities.

- Developing a grants calendar that considers potential funding schedules and program needs.

- Organizing, writing and submitting grant applications, collaborating with appropriate NMSF or federal partner program staff as needed.

- Providing timely advice and information on funding opportunities, requirements, and procedures; collaborating with the President and senior management in defining and implementing project funding strategies.

- Drafting and maintaining written information about various programs that can be used for components of grant applications, as well as for other outreach efforts, including the NMSF web site.

- Working with the communications team on content for publicizing and promoting grant projects, awards, and programs.

- Working with the finance and operations team on tracking and drafting reports required by granting organizations, including the reporting required for all government and foundation grants received by NMSF.

- Working with the President and senior management on strategic development, establishing fundraising goals, stewarding and cultivating prospective grantors.

- Supporting other development functions as needed and as appropriate Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree.

- 3-5 years of progressive professional responsibility for writing and shepherding grant proposals and projects.

- Experience working with marine and/or environmental funders a plus.

- Exceptional writing skills.

- Excellent analytical skills.

- Meticulous attention to detail.

- Ability to perform under tight deadlines.

- Demonstrated initiative, ability to work both independently and with others.

- Flexible team member with a sense of humor and an ability to work quickly and prioritize multiple projects.

- Facility with a range of software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database programs.

- Experience with donor database management systems a plus.

- A sincere interest in, and commitment to, our mission.

Compensation and Benefits

NMSF offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, with an excellent benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan (a 403(b) plan for non-profit organizations), a generous leave policy and public transportation subsidy. NMSF is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees.

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and one writing sample from a successfully funded grant proposal to Beth Nuttall at beth. Preference will be given to applications submitted before September 5, 2014. Please note that only those candidates selected for interview will be notified. No phone calls please.

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to enhance national marine sanctuaries in their goal to protect essential U.S. marine areas and to ensure a healthy ocean, with a vision to strengthen and expand the network of national marine sanctuaries for the benefit of current and future generations. Through public-private partnerships, NMSF fosters scientific research, funds conservation projects, supports educational programs, and advocates for public policies on behalf of these special places representing the best hope for our ocean and Great Lakes. Among NMSF’s signature programs is its Capitol Hill Ocean Week, the largest annual marine-related symposium in Washington DC, and its Ernest Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund, which provides grants for promoting public awareness on ocean-related issues. The national marine sanctuary system consists of 14 sites, with more than 170,000 square miles of area in the ocean and Great Lakes, stretching from the Florida Keys to the Hawaiian Islands and from the shore of Lake Huron to the Gulf of Mexico. More information can be found on our website at www.nmsfocean.org

13. Program Coordinator, NOAA National Ocean Service – MD

Freestone Environmental Services, Inc. (www.gofreestone.com) a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, is seeking to hire a Program Coordinator to provide support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS). NOS works to create healthy coasts and healthy economies by translating science, tools and services into action, to address threats to coastal areas such as climate change, population growth, port congestion, and contaminants in the environment. NOS (oceanservice.noaa.gov) is a Line Office within NOAA and is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD.

This position will split time between NOAA’s offices in Silver Spring, MD and at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for working with NOS Headquarter staff and NOAA staff at the Department of Commerce. The incumbent in this position will be required to clearly understand the goals of NOS and bring key information to the attention of the Office of the Under Secretary.

Core Responsibilities:

- Provide senior staff support to NOAA Leadership.

- Develop presentations and speeches for NOAA Leadership.

- Provide expert staffing support at all events; including comprehensive background material; understanding local issues, working with Legislative Affairs; working with Public Affairs, Line Office Headquarters and others to ensure the leadership is fully prepared.

- Speak on behalf of Line and Program Offices at NOAA Headquarters Office and bring issues of concern to the attention of the Office of the Under Secretary and Under Secretary.

- Provide NOAA specific information at interagency meetings and coordinate action within NOAA and the Department of Commerce as required.

- Review proposals and controlled correspondence for information and/or action and make recommendations as required.

- Work with NOAA Line and Program Offices to ensure adequate coordination and attempt to resolve differences dealing with programmatic, scientific and management issues within the agency.

- Advise NOAA Leadership on broad initiates and high priority issues requiring immediate attention. Provide briefings, as requested, on a broad range of issues which may affect program operations or have impact nationwide.

- Provide comprehensive analyses relating to proposed initiatives; conduct background research and short-term feasibility studies; and develop general plans to define objectives and coordinate work to be undertaken.

- Develop recommendations or conclusions for NOAA Leadership based on careful study/analysis of the material presented, requiring full understanding and consideration of NOAA policies, project management commitments and other relevant factors.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree or higher in an ocean science/policy field.

- Two years of progressive working experience providing program analyst and senior organization staff support in a related field.

- Ability to clearly write, edit, communicate, and analyze information.

- Strong verbal and writing skills.

- Ability to prioritize multiple concurrent tasks often on short deadlines – Strong computer skills.

- Self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker.

Desired Qualifications:

- Prior NOS or NOAA experience is highly preferred or previous experience in the federal government.

- Experience writing speeches or white papers.

- Prior experience creating material for a legislative audience.

To Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements, Freestone job application ( fesadmin with the following subject heading: NOAA Program Coordinator. The position is open until filled. Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly.

14. Senior Science Advisor for Surface Water, DOI USGS Office of Surface Water – VA

Salary: $120,749.00 to $167,000.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: SL-1315-00

Open Period: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 to Friday, September 5, 2014

Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time

Who May Apply: All Groups of qualified individuals.

This position is located in the Office of Surface Water (OSW) and provides National leadership in the science of surface-water hydrology, hydraulics, and fluvial geomorphology and ensures the consistency and quality of these activities in the USGS.

DUTIES:

The Senior Science Advisor for Surface Water provides expert consultation and advice to senior executive management on the development and enhancement of the entire USGS program in the surface-water field. Directs and oversees the USGS national streamgaging program. Major duties include:

- Serves as a senior surface-water specialist with the fundamental responsibility for providing policy-level advice to the Director and Associate Director for Water and their staffs.

- Performs extremely complex work of broad significance involving the application of research results to surface-water investigation by translating results of research into direct and practical application to field operations in the USGS. Evaluates technical projects of National scope.

- Proposes and defends the direction to be taken in the National USGS programs concerned with the surface-water discipline.

- Represents the surface-water interests of the Bureau, Department, and the United States at scientific and technical meetings and gatherings inside or outside the Federal government.

- Evaluates pertinent scientific, technological, social, economic, and environmental trends in order to anticipate future needs and hydrologic applications important to the National welfare.

- Serves as a technical consultant and mentor to other senior scientific colleagues involved in the direction, supervision, and conduct of operations and research in the surface-water field.

Full description and to apply:

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/377643100

15. National Coordinator for Regional Collaboration, NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration – MD

Duration: negotiable between September 2014 and December 2015

Assignment Objective: NOAA’s Office of Program Planning and Integration hosts NOAA’s National Coordinator for Regional Collaboration, a position that guides NOAA’s regional collaboration efforts and integrates NOAA’s missions across regions. In this position, you will have an opportunity to help shape the future of NOAA’s regional activities. The purpose of NOAA’s Regional Collaboration Network effort is to support a unified and regionally integrated NOAA by building regional capacity for integrated products and services and by providing a more systematic approach to both internal coordination and external engagement. The National Coordinator is a key to advancing this initiative by balancing viewpoints and being an effective intermediary and information broker between the field and headquarters. In this position, you will develop OPM Core Leadership Competencies in Leading People, Results Driven, and Building Coalitions.

Description of Tasks: The National Coordinator serves as the lead integrator, central representative, and advocate for the eight Regional Collaboration Teams to NOAA leadership and other internal stakeholders.

Responsibilities include:

- Communicates national priorities to the Regional Collaboration Teams and helps apply them in regional context;

- Manages the daily operations of NOAA’s Regional Collaboration Network;

- Supports the continued development and implementation of a strategy for Regional Collaboration that will include a Performance Management Framework;

- Collects, integrates, analyzes, communicates and recommends regional collaboration issues, needs, opportunities, and priorities to leadership through the SEE process and other mechanisms;

- Provides leadership and support in the development and execution of annual Regional Collaboration Network meetings and workshops;

- Represents PPI and the Network on teams and initiatives that support NOAA priorities: Habitat Conservation Team (and Place-based sub-team), Ecological Forecasting Infrastructure Team (co-lead), NOAA Tribal Team, and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Core Team;

- Serves as Executive Secretariat for the Regional Collaboration Executive Oversight Group;

- Provides support trough developing, recommending, and implementing policies to advance Regional Collaboration; and

- Facilitates information flow across the regions and with headquarters, and document decisions and perspectives of EOG co-chairs, Regional Team Leads, and Regional Coordinators.

Qualifications: Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and strategically align regional collaboration issues; ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to assess the needs and desires of multiple stakeholders that results in facilitating mutually agreeable outcomes.

How to Apply: Please send an email to Kristen.Tronvig and Frank.Parker to express interest. In the email, please include a brief description of your interest, qualifications, availability, and other pertinent information. Please do not include any PII over email.

For more information:

Frank M. Parker

National Coordinator for Regional Collaboration

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

www.regions.noaa.gov

(240) 533-9029 office

(301) 602-5577 cell

16. Four Deputy Managers, AK National Wildlife Refuges – AK

There is the unique opportunity to fill four GS-12/13 deputy refuge managers around Alaska. If ever you wanted to experience Alaska, now is the time! The positions are located at Alaska Peninsula/Becharof NWRs in King Salmon, Koyukuk/Nowitna/Innoko NWR Complex in Galena, Togiak NWR in Dillingham, and Yukon Delta NWR in Bethel.

The announcement just got posted to USA Jobs today (8/6) and is open for 3 weeks. For specific questions about any of the refuges, please feel free to call the following managers:

Alaska Pen/Becharof: Susan Alexander 907-246-1200

Koyukuk/Nowitna/Innoko: Kenton Moos 907-656-1231

Togiak: Susanna Henry 907-842-8400

Yukon Delta: Neil Lalonde 907-543-1002

The link to the job announcement R7-14-1180353-ES is: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/377153800

For more information, contact:

Tracey McDonnell

Refuge Supervisor – Alaska Region

US Fish & Wildlife Service

National Wildlife Refuge System

1011 E Tudor Rd, MS-225

Anchorage AK 99503

907.786.3555

907.786.3998 fax

17. PA Staff Scientist, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation – PA

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a PA Staff Scientist to be based at their Pennsylvania State Office located in Harrisburg, PA.

Duties:

With the Pennsylvania Executive Director, conducts critical technical analysis, summary, and translation of diverse and complex scientific issues, with a focus on issues related to surface and ground water quality, into CBF positions on policy, regulation, legislation, and for general advocacy. Reviews regulations, actions, programs, policies, and proposed projects for potential impacts upon water quality. Advocates CBF positions with the media, local/state/federal elected officials, agency staff, partner organizations, the regulated community, and citizens at the direction of the Pennsylvania Executive Director. Represents CBF on various external and internal committees, workgroups, and at state/regional/national technical conferences. Prepares fact sheets, white papers, and other materials pertaining to CBF priorities. As appropriate, seeks opportunities for and provides project management of select grant projects.

Essential functions include:

1.

· Assist with development of CBF policies and positions by providing technical support for the tracking, review, analysis, and comment upon local ordinances, state and federal regulations, permits, policies, legislation, guidelines, projects, and other issues related to water quality.

· Provide technical analysis, critique, summary, and written/oral comment on new or changing laws, regulations, policies, guidelines, new and renewed permits, and programs with regard to their impact on the water quality and living resources of Pennsylvania Rivers and streams.

· Provide technical support for the development and advocacy of Pennsylvania office positions on local/state/federal policy, legislation, regulation, and other water quality-related matters.

· Evaluate and prioritize environmental management options/solutions that may impact on the water quality and living resources of Pennsylvania Rivers and streams.

· Analyze and synthesize research studies to provide support for CBF positions.

· Interpret/synthesize for CBF staff.

· Prepare reports, whitepapers, fact sheets, presentations, and policy documents on specific water quality matters.

2. Internal and external engagement and advocacy

· Represent CBF with municipal/industry/development/community leaders, elected officials, partner organizations, and the general public.

· Advocate CBF positions by testifying at public hearings, serving on state agency workgroups, lobbying public officials, and engaging with organizations, citizen groups, and the general public.

· Respond to citizen inquiries related to water quality and living resource issues.

· Participate in issue-oriented field trips for legislators, CBF members and donors, decision makers, and the general public.

· Participate in Pennsylvania Office and CBF issue teams, as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The Staff Scientist should have three to five years of experience in the integration of water quality and watershed science, assessment, policy, regulation, and restoration. Demonstrated experience in the advocacy of complex environmental issues. Strong familiarity with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies and guidelines governing water quality protection, nonpoint and/or point source pollution necessary. Detail oriented and creative critical thinking skills with the ability to develop novel solutions is essential. Proven excellent speaking skills and strong technical writing skills. Should be able to demonstrate a strong amount of initiative have the ability to successfully work independently or within a team environment. Position will deal with the public at times, so must be able to communicate well and engage with target audience. Ability to use GIS software and previous project management preferred. Graduate level degree in natural resource or environmental sciences such as biology, chemistry, aquatic ecology, environmental science, or related field preferred.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than August 15, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY15-05-PASS

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Cbf_employment

CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

18. Wildlife Program Coordinator, The Wildlife Society – MD

The Wildlife Program Coordinator serves as the communications and service liaison between The Wildlife Society headquarters staff and over 200 affiliated units (regional sections, state/provincial chapters, student chapters, and working groups). The coordinator keeps affiliated unit officers informed about important announcements, requirements and deadlines, while also responding daily to inquiries and requests for assistance regarding affiliated units’ activities by email and phone.

This individual creates short web features for The Wildlife Society website to spotlight affiliated units’ events and accomplishments that demonstrate the wide-ranging impact of the Society across North America. These features also promote the public exchange of ideas between affiliated units while also providing them with a level of recognition that inspires them to increase and improve their activities.

Duties:

· Develops and promotes communication between TWS affiliated units and headquarters through email, website features, social media posts, teleconferences, and meetings.

· Highlights the activities and accomplishments of affiliated units by writing web features weekly that are cross-promoted through e-newsletters and social media.

· Provides prompt, friendly and professional service to affiliated unit members and officers by phone and in response to email.

· Updates the affiliated units officer database and membership rosters

· Communicates and follows up effectively with affiliated unit officers to ensure compliance with annual reporting requirements to TWS headquarters (financial reporting, officer elections, and reporting of activities and action items for Council review).

· Handles requests from individuals who want to create a new TWS affiliate unit and assists them with the requirements and submission process.

· Provides administrative coordination support for TWS wildlife student programs such as travel grants and regional student conclaves.

· Occasionally travels to provide in-person support for affiliated unit wildlife events or activities as requested by the Chief Operating Officer.

· Provides support for other programs and services in the Operations division as requested.

Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal and service skills; strong facilitative skills, including the ability to encourage initiative and cooperation among volunteer leaders and members. Excellent news writer who creates informative and engaging content for websites. Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to take initiative and accomplish tasks with minimum supervision. Must be highly organized and possess excellent multi-tasking skills.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. Wildlife-related degree or work experience required. Demonstrated ability to create engaging website content preferred. Non-profit experience working with volunteers a plus. Working proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.

Salary: Commensurate with education, experience and other qualifications.

Benefits: This position is full-time (37.5 hours/week) and includes health and dental benefits, 403B retirement plan, vacation and sick days, additional benefits.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to Lilly Matheson, LMatheson . Application deadline: August 14, 2014. EOE.

Anticipated starting date: As soon as available.

19. Manager, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Nature Tourism Program – TX

We are pleased to announce the opening of a full time professional job with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Nature Tourism Program that provides sustainable tourism education and training services across Texas and beyond. We are taking applications for a professional that will work as Manager for a new program and facility called the “Long Acres Ranch Nature Center” (LARNC). http://longacresranch.tamu.edu

Duties: In coordination with the Extension nature tourism program leader, provide day to day management of the Long Acres Ranch Nature Center property and programs. All programs and the development of new programs and facilities will be guided by an existing plan of action developed as part of the service contract with the foundation that owns Long Acres Ranch and is supporting this project. This person will be responsible for implementing the existing action plan, leading tours and education programs, recruiting and managing volunteers and potentially future paid staff as hiring becomes feasible. This person will be responsible for budgets and community relations, ongoing data collection, visitor evaluations and regular activity reports. This person will work closely with the Fort Bend County Extension office staff to support 4H Youth Natural Resource program, Adult volunteer programs and natural resource educational programs.

For more information regarding this job opening, visit http://naturetourism.tamu.edu/jobsvolunteers/natureecotourism-job-opening/

APPLY Online at: https://greatjobs.tamu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=190540

20. WGA Communications Assistant – Denver

The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) is a Denver-based bipartisan policy organization that represents the Governors of 19 Western states on issues of critical importance to the West. Learn more about WGA on our website: http://www.westgov.org

Job Description: WGA is seeking a self-starter who can multi-task in a fast-paced environment, with an emphasis on exceptional writing skills, to serve as the Communications Assistant in our Denver headquarters. Applicants also must demonstrate advanced web and social media skills. Working at the direction of the Communications Director (CD), this person will:

Ø Manage content, grow audience on WGA’s social media platforms;

Ø Ensure website content is up to date, write blog posts;

Ø Improve email outreach by creating effective newsletters, managing database;

Ø Support traditional media outreach by writing press releases, working at press events;

Ø Be able to articulate WGA’s position on Western policy issues, work in a support capacity on a variety of policy projects as directed.

Social Media

Ø Manage multiple accounts daily, posting new content, monitoring and responding (as appropriate) to posts.

Ø Grow audience for each account.

Ø Learn and execute WGA’s content strategy on all platforms.

Email Newsletters

Ø Write email newsletters.

Ø Manage the database by removing outdated addresses, helping grow lists.

Ø Highlight success of newsletters by creating reports that show “open” rate, click-thru, etc.

Website

Ø Monitor and update the site as needed, adding content, fixing links,

Skills Required

Ø Exceptional writing ability.

Ø Ability to perform under daily deadline pressure

Ø Strong “people” skills.

Ø Fluency in: Hootsuite, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Constant Contact, Meltwater, blog platforms, YouTube/Vimeo, Microsoft Office

Ø Experience in public policy, ability to manage/produce webinars & podcasts, shoot & edit video, would all be a “plus.”

Salary commensurate with experience, benefits included.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, writing samples and resume, via e-mail only, to Joe Rassenfoss, WGA Communications Director, at joe@westgov.org

Application Deadline: Aug. 29, 2014

21. GIS Technician with Planning Emphasis – Oakland, CA

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 02:17 PM PDT

Title: GIS Technician with Planning Emphasis Location: Oakland, CA Job Announcement No.: 2014-024 Applications received through: August 25, 2014 Expected start date: September 15, 2014 Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental/conservation consulting and planning firm, seeks highly motivated GIS Technician with a strong commitment to a conservation ethic, a strong desire to identify and support strategies for […]http://gisgig.com/gis-technician-planning-emphasis-oakland-ca/

22. GIS Technician with Planning Emphasis – Fredericksburg, VA

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 02:15 PM PDT

Title: GIS Technician with Planning Emphasis Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia Job Announcement No.: 2014-023 Applications received through: August 25, 2014 Expected start date: September 15, 2014 Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental/conservation consulting and planning firm, seeks a highly motivated GIS Technician with a strong commitment to a conservation ethic, a strong desire to identify and support strategies […]

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23. GIS Technician with Geography Emphasis – Oakland, CA

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 02:14 PM PDT

Title: GIS Technician with Geography Emphasis Locations: Oakland, CA Job Announcement No.: 2014-028 Applications received through: August 22, 2014 Expected start date: September 15, 2014 Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental/conservation consulting and planning firm, seeks highly motivated GIS Technicians with a strong commitment to a conservation ethic, a strong desire to identify and support strategies for […]

http://gisgig.com/gis-technician-geography-emphasis-oakland-ca/

24. GIS Technician with Geography Emphasis – Fredericksburg, VA

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 02:13 PM PDT

Title: GIS Technician with Geography Emphasis Locations: Fredericksburg, Virginia Job Announcement No.: 2014-027 Applications received through: August 22, 2014 Expected start date: September 15, 2014 Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental/conservation consulting and planning firm, seeks highly motivated GIS Technicians with a strong commitment to a conservation ethic, a strong desire to identify and support strategies for […]

http://gisgig.com/gis-technician-geography-emphasis-fredericksburg-va/

25. GIS Technician with Environmental Science Emphasis – Oakland, CA

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 02:12 PM PDT

Title: GIS Technician with Environmental Science Emphasis Location: Oakland, CA Job Announcement No.: 2014-026 Applications received through: August 22, 2014 Expected start date: September 14, 2014 Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental/conservation consulting and planning firm, seeks a highly motivated GIS Technician with a strong commitment to a conservation ethic, a strong desire to identify and support […]http://gisgig.com/gis-technician-environmental-science-emphasis-oakland-ca/

26. GIS Technician with Environmental Science Emphasis – Fredericksburg, VA

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 02:11 PM PDT

Title: GIS Technician with Environmental Science Emphasis Location: Fredericksburg, VA Job Announcement No.: 2014-025 Applications received through: August 22, 2014 Expected start date: September 14, 2014 Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental/conservation consulting and planning firm, seeks a highly motivated GIS Technician with a strong commitment to a conservation ethic, a strong desire to identify and support […]

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27. GIS Program Coordinator – Fredericksburg, VA

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 02:11 PM PDT

Title: GIS Program Coordinator Location: Fredericksburg, VA Job Announcement No.: 2014-039 Applications received through: August 29, 2014 Marstel-Day, LLC, an Environmental Consulting and Planning firm, is seeking a highly motivated GIS Program Coordinator with a strong commitment to a conservation ethic and a strong desire to identify and support strategies for community planning and natural […]

http://gisgig.com/gis-program-coordinator-fredericksburg-va/

28. GIS Analyst – Oakland, CA

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 02:05 PM PDT

Title: Analyst, GIS Location: Oakland, CA Job Announcement No.: 2014-030 Applications received through: August 25, 2014 Marstel-Day, LLC, an Environmental Consulting and Planning firm, is seeking a highly motivated and experienced GIS Analyst with a strong commitment to a conservation ethic and a strong desire to identify and support strategies for community planning and natural […]

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29. Integrated Education Instructor- Augusta, MI

Organization: Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center

Brief overview of organization:
Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center delivers life-changing experiences through the discovery of the great outdoors, skill development and guidance in the importance of building healthy relationships. We are located on 365 acres of forested woodland and waterfront in Augusta, MI. Our ACA Eleanor Eels Award Winning Integrated Education (IE) Program serves over 5,000 students each year. The IE Program’s collaborative, positive and student centered approach helps each student find success both academically and socially.

Position qualifications.
Applicants must be 18 years or older, available Monday through Friday, days and overnights.

Position responsibilities.

Integrated Education Instructors will facilitate experiential and character based curriculum for local area schools throughout our 3 – 5 day residential programs.

· Set-up a cabin group of students from beginning to end using tools like community commitment, teambuilding games, and bag of tricks to create a great experience for every student.

· Set-up and facilitate all programs run through Sherman Lake Y Camp such as climbing, archery/mineshaft, fire building, teambuilding/low ropes, kayaking/canoeing, geocaching/orienteering, nature & art (training provided)

· Positive reinforcement, character education integration and strength based approach to program delivery and conflict resolution.

· Spend the nights in cabins with the students

Dates of employment.
Staff training begins September 3rd, 2014. Positions are available during the Fall (September to mid-December) and Winter/Spring (late January to late May).

Remuneration.

Salary range is from $50-$60/day including room, board and YMCA membership during time of employment.

CONTACT:To apply visit: karenc).

Accepting application until August 31st, 2014 for Fall season and until January 16th, 2015 for Spring Season.

30. Outdoor Leaders and Assistant Leaders – Seattle, WA

Organization: Lakeside School

Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting for Global Service Learning (GSL) Leaders and Assistant Leaders for trips that will take place in the summer of 2015. (Upper School trips run from June 15 to around July 23; Middle School trips run in June/July/August.) Lakeside’s Upper School GSL program combines a seven days on-campus pre-trip curriculum program with four weeks of on-site service learning with cultural immersion in mostly rural areas in the developing and near-developing world. Potential GSL trips for the Upper School (grades 9-12) in the summer of 2015 will be to China, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Nicaragua, Morocco, Senegal, and Thailand, but may include additional sites. Middle School 8th trips, two weeks in length, will go to the Makah Indian Reservation on the Pacific coast of Washington state and Broetje Orchards, located in Prescott, Washington and potentially one other Washington state site.

Responsibilities
GSL project leaders report to Lakeside’s Associate Director of Global Programs and are responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and executing all aspects of the assigned project—before, during, and after travel to the host country—and for successfully delegating tasks to assistant project leaders. Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Attending some pre- and required post-trip meetings;

· Travel with students and assigned other leaders to, within, and from the project site (obligatory);

· Facilitating informational and curricular meetings and communications with selected student participants and their families;

· Participating in a leader training overnight weekend retreat on April 24-25, 2015 (obligatory);

· Overseeing all aspects of the program on site (travel, home-stay arrangements and adjustment), curriculum, language training; service working with the partner organization; students health and safety; planning and overseeing daily reflection and curricular meetings;

· Evaluating the project, submitting written comments on students, and turning in all receipts and a budget report within two week of return.

· Leaders and Assistant Leaders not residing in the Seattle area will have modified responsibilities and a decreased stipend.

Requirements and Qualifications
Qualified candidates will have experience in leading groups overseas; fluency in target language and time spent in rural areas in the developing world is preferred. Training and/or experience in experiential and/or outdoor education is desirable. A hardy constitution is important and references should speak to the applicant’s integrity, flexibility, and ability to be an effective member of a team. Leaders must be available for one weekend-long leader-training retreat in April (travel to Seattle will be provided at Lakeside’s expense). All applicants must have a college degree; non-Lakeside alumni must be 25 years of age and all applicants will be subject to an employment background check. Required Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification will be covered at Lakeside’s expense if needed.

Successful candidates must satisfactorily complete a nationwide criminal and sex offender background check.

Compensation and Benefits
Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees by providing a competitive compensation package. Individuals will receive a stipend that is based on their completion of required pre and post-meetings, training sessions and the assigned trip. Travel reimbursement will be limited and established prior to position appointment.

Application Process
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing his/her interest and qualifications (specifically addressing language skills, international living and site preference and rationale) and resume via an online application on Lakeside’s website (www.lakesideschool.org). To access the Employment page, select “About Us” from the home page.

Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2014. Interviews will start in early August and continue until all positions are filled.

CONTACT:
Questions about this position may be directed by email only to Charlotte Blessing, Director of Global Education, charlotte.blessing. EOE

31. GIS Specialist with Quinault Indian Nation – Taholah, WA

Organization: Quinault Indian Nation

Title: GIS Specialist

Location: Taholah, WA

Application Deadline: 2014-09-03

Posted: 2014-08-18

Position Description:

The Quinault Indian Nation is looking for a GIS Specialist to join the Division of Natural Resources’ GIS Program. The position will work with a diverse group of foresters, wildlife and fish biologists and other technical staff to extend and support the use of GIS and GPS in addressing natural resources issues both on and off reservation. The Quinault Reservation, at approximately 208,000 acres, is the largest reservation in Western Washington with a long history of forestry and fishing.

The principal job duties include (but are not limited to) the incorporation of GIS data from a variety of sources – especially GPS – into the GIS library; the ability to convert data between various formats and file types; the maintenance of existing data layers; the ability to produce hard copy maps to cartographic standards; the ability to analyze GIS data to answer specific questions; the ability to assist end users in their use of the ArcGIS Desktop client software; and the ability to create and refine geodatabases for use in GPS devices by technical staff in their field work.

The requirements for the position are:

• Minimum requirement AA degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, or related field; BS or BA preferred

• Minimum of 2 year experience working with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.x software including the Spatial Analyst and 3D extensions;

• Understanding of and familiar with the use of Python scripting software in the automation of repetitive tasks;

• Strong understanding of cartographic principles, projections, data management, hardcopy and digital map production;

• Understanding of the principals involved in using GPS and practical experience in the use of mapping grade GPS equipment. Familiar with the use of ArcPAD and/or TerraSync and/or ArcGIS Mobile software;

• Strong understanding of all relevant GIS data formats – both vector and raster – to include shape files and ESRI geodatabases, image formats such as TIFF, JPG, PNG, etc., ESRI grid rasters such as DEM’s. Familiarity with LiDAR derived point clouds

• Experience with ESRI Geodatabase design, structure and management – primarily personal and file geodatabases, as well as general database knowledge, including the manipulation of tabular data in GIS, and summarizing, joining, and linking related data;

• Possess a general understanding working with land records including land surveys, and reading legal descriptions;

• Understanding of how to create and maintain FGDC compliant metadata;

• Working knowledge of the full Microsoft Office Professional suite and the Windows Operating system (Windows XP, 7 or later.)

• Strong communication skills and attention to detail;

• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with co-workers and clients; we are looking for a self-starter with excellent interpersonal, technical and critical thinking skills.

Salary DOQ.

If interested, please download the Quinault Indian Nation employment application form from cpotter, 1-888-616-8211 x577 or 360-276-8211 x57

Other

32. Ocean 180 Video Challenge – communicate research through film and win $$

The Ocean 180 Video Challenge is entering its second year, offering an opportunity for ocean scientists to practice their communication and presentation skills. A total of $9,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to ocean scientists who best communicate their research through film.

Sponsored by the Florida Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE Florida) and funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, Ocean 180 challenges scientists to communicate and share the meaning, significance, and relevance of their research with a broader audience.

To enter, ocean scientists are asked to produce a 3-minute video abstract summarizing a recent publication. Scientists at any career stage, including graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to participate.

Submissions will ultimately be viewed and evaluated by thousands of middle school students from around the world. In 2014, during Ocean 180’s inaugural year, entries were seen by over 30,000 students participating as judges in 13 countries. This is a fantastic way to develop your communication skills and make a broader impact with your research.

Submissions for the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge will be accepted from October 1-December 1, 2014.

Information, previous winners, and full contest guidelines can be found at info

33. Small Farm School at Clackamas Community College – Oregon City

Third Annual Small Farm School

Saturday, September 6, 2014

8:00 am – 4: 30 pm

Clackamas Community College, Oregon City

Small Farms School is an all day event for beginning farmers and small scale land owners hosted by OSU Extension, Clackamas County Soil & Water Conservation District, and Clackamas Community College

For workshop descriptions and registration visit:

http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/small-farm-school

Registration open through August 27 or until capacity is reached, registration fee goes up to $75 after 8/27. Early registration is highly recommended to ensure best class selection.

Adults: $65

Youth: $40 (13-18 only with an adult)

Community-Based Learning Opportunities

Hi everyone,

Please refer to the attached document for opportunities with CPS.

Cheers,

Sarah

From: Kim Davidson
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:25 PM
To: Rutherford Platt; Sarah Principato; John Commito; Salma Monani; Monica Ogra; Randall Wilson; Andrew Wilson; Wendy Piniak; Daniel E. Terlizzi (dterlizz@umd.edu); Erin Benfer; Irene Hawkins; Lisa Rynkiewicz
Cc: cps@gettysburg.edu
Subject: ES: Community-Based Learning Opportunities

Dear Faculty,

Attached you will find community-based learning opportunities for students that relate specifically to Environmental Studies. This is not a comprehensive list of all possibilities through CPS, but ones that we thought would be most relevant to your students.

As always, if you are interested in setting up a specific project or research in the community, we are here to assist.

Thank-you,

Kim Davidson

Director, Center for Public Service
www.gettysburg.edu/cps

ES Opportunities – 2014-2015.pdf