Job: Env Scientist/Engineer, Richmond, VA

Thank you Kelly Gross (’15), for forwarding this job opportunity


Requisition Number 16-0010

Post Date 7/20/2016


Location Richmond, VA

Description SEVA EHS, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Scientist/Engineer to work at our client’s (DoD) location in Richmond, VA.

Primary responsibilities:

The primary responsibility will involve providing support to the Environmental Office with various programs including Storm Water, Tanks/SPCC, Pest Management, Hazardous Waste and NEPA. The employee will report directly to the Chief, Environmental Program and coordinate other activities as required. The employee will also

* Coordinate with environmental vendors and monitor their activities

* Conduct weekly and monthly inspections related to stormwater, wastewater, construction, and petroleum storage tank management.

* Perform dry-weather outfall monitoring for 12 outfalls

* Manage all the requirements of the Storm water program to include the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit under the supervision of a Senior Scientist.

* Inspect construction sites on a bi-weekly basis or following a significant storm event concerning erosion and sediment controls as needed.

* Able to manage and analyze large environmental datasets with spreadsheets and other technical software

* With strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work effectively under deadlines and budgets

* Able to learn and stay up-to-date on guidance of state and federal environmental regulations

* Able to participate in training events, project meetings and environmental team meetings

* Maintain successful client relations

Skills / Qualifications

* Must have a BS (MS preferred) in Environment Science / Engineering

* 1 to 3 years + environmental experience

* Willing to obtain certification as Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector in VA

* Must be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Strong computer skills for database work and proficiency in MS Office

* Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company’s driving (MVR) policy


* OSHA 40 hour certification

* CHMM certification

SEVA EHS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.?

Summer Research Opportunity

Hi All – see the on-campus opportunity below:

From: Emily Heeren
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 1:43 PM
To: Joan Swisher; Andrea Switzer; Lisa Rynkiewicz
Subject: Summer Research Opportunity

Hello All,

I hope you had a nice weekend. I wanted to pass along an opportunity that I thought may interest some of your students who might still be looking for something to do this summer. I was just contacted by Assistant Professor Derrick Taff at Penn State who is searching for a field crew to help him conduct some research on the health effects of being in nature. He works in the department of recreation, parks, and tourism, and is looking to compare visitor responses at Gettysburg National Park and Catoctin Mountain Park. Students would live on Gettysburg’s campus and transportation to the work sites would be provided. He’s looking for help throughout July and August, and can be contacted directly for additional details and scheduling questions. The pay is $80/day, and you’ll be working about 7 hours a day, 4-5 days per week.

His email address is bdt3. I know he’d really appreciate it if you forwarded this along to those who might be interested. Thanks!

Emily Heeren

Associate Director, Experiential Education

Gettysburg College


conservation and GIS internship

This sounds awesome!

FW by Andy Wilson


Intern – Biodiversity Assessment Unit

Vacancy #: 1295
Unit: Global Species & Key Biodiversity Areas Programme
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: IUCN Washington DC Office, Washington D.C., United States of America
Reporting to: Manager, Biodiversity Assessment Unit
Work percentage: 100%
Function group:
Expected start date: 01 July 2016
Type of contract: Fixed-term (3 months)
Closing date: 30 May 2016


An intern is needed to prepare Red List extinction risk assessments and digital species distribution maps as part of an ongoing review of the conservation status of the worlds Crop Wild Relatives (CWR). This internship will support work underway to assess ~150 species of plants found in MesoAmerica.


Specific Objectives

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

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

• Using ArcMAP software (in which training will be provided as necessary), prepare digital maps for the ~150 plant species, and calculate estimates of distributional extent.

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

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

DURATION: 3 months

STIPEND: The Intern will be paid a stipend of USD 1,000 per month


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

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

• Good general knowledge of MesoAmerican geography will be helpful; knowledge of the region’s plants will be particularly well-regarded

• Good Spanish language skills will provide a significant advantage for candidates

• Good attention to detail


Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website:

The Gleaning Project is hiring in Adams County!

A summer job in Gettysburg…

From: Bridget Schell []
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2016 11:39 AM
To:;;;; Randall Wilson; Salma Monani; Rutherford Platt; Monica Ogra; Benjamin Luley; Christopher Fee; Caroline T. Campbell; Jody Rosensteel; Robert Garrity; Paula Olinger
Subject: The Gleaning Project is hiring in Adams County!

Hey there folks,

The Gleaning Project—a component of South Central Community Action Programs Inc – is looking for a capable Gleaning Assistant to help keep up with our growth here in Adams County, PA.

The Gleaning Assistant will support the Gleaning Coordinator in a variety of ways. He or she will help develop relationships with local growers, harvest and coordinate pick-up of a wide range of produce, distribute that gleaned food through a network of community partners, help build and manage our volunteer corps, and promote healthy eating and accessible meal preparation techniques.

We’re looking for an individual who aspires to impact our local and regional food system in powerful, equitable, and enjoyable ways. We’re looking for someone who enjoys learning and innovating to develop new solutions, and who is willing to work hard – on evenings and/or weekends as needed – to help make positive change happen.

Job will consist of 40 hours per week

June-November with the potential for ongoing employment

$12.00 per hour plus paid time off and holidays

Please email a resume and cover letter to Bridget Schell: bschell

Deadline to apply: May 20, 2016

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews will take place ASAP.

For more information about The Gleaning Project:

or South Central Community Action Programs:

Please share this with anyone that may be interested and qualified.

Job description is attached.

Bridget Schell

Bridget Schell

Adams County Gleaning Coordinator

The Gleaning Project of South Central PA

South Central Community Action Programs, Inc.

717-334-7634 ext. 162

Gleaning Assistant- Cover Letter for Job Description- May 2016.pdf

Gleaning Assistant- Job Description- May 2016.pdf

Urban Planner/Zoning Officer position

With the current Zoning Officer leaving, the City of Harrisburg has an opening in the Planning Bureau for an Urban Planner/Zoning Officer.

I’ve attached the advertisement and job description. With graduation around the corner (or has it already passed?), I’m hoping this is an opportune time to get applications from students. Although it’s pretty well laid out in the job description, I am particularly interested in students with strong GIS skills – I want the Bureau to be more efficient, technical, and responsive to the public, which I believe requires heavy use of GIS and related software.

Please pass this on to the necessary staff so that it gets circulated at Gettysburg. Thanks man!


Geoffrey Knight AICP, ASFPM

Planning Director

City of Harrisburg

Department of Building and Housing Development

Planning Bureau

10 North Second Street, Suite 206

Harrisburg, PA 17101


Urban Planner Zoning Officer (2016) – Ad & Job Description.pdf

Career Fair for Students and Young Professionals

Your students are invited to attend…

Career Fair for Students and Young Professionals

Tuesday, June 7
Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, PA 16803

The PWEA Students and Young Professionals (SYP) Committee is hosting a Career Fair in conjunction with the PWEA’s Annual Technical Conference in State College. The Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, June 7th, 12:45-2:45pm. It will be in the Senate Lounge at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The Career Fair will provide an opportunity for students and young professionals to speak with prospective employers involved in providing services and products related to protecting the quality of water resources.

The water quality sector has already begun to experience a workforce shortage. Twenty percent of the current workforce is of retirement age and forty three percent of the workforce will be retiring in the next 5-8 years. Please forward this invitation to your students or post on a student job board.

The Career Fair will kick off with a short presentation from a senior member of PWEA. An overview of work done and innovative solutions available to retain the quality of water resources will be provided as well as, explaining the variety of employment opportunities available. Employers from various aspects of the water quality sector will provide short presentations. Time will be available for students and young professionals to speak with the attending employers.

STUDENTS: If you wish to attend, please register in advance. Be sure to bring copies of your resume with you.

Registration for the Career Fair is complimentary. This registration does not include any other conference events.

Click here to register

Questions about the Career Fair? Contact Chase Kelch, SYP Committee Co-Chair, at ckelch.

Questions about registering? Contact Cindy Rock, PWEA Conference Manager, at cindyrock or 570-549-2204.

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