REU Program – SCRiM Summer Scholars 2016

See the REU opportunity below

From: Katerina Kostadinova [mailto:katerina@psu.edu]
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2016 11:25 AM
Subject: REU Program – SCRiM Summer Scholars 2016

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are writing to ask for your help in spreading the word about an exciting undergraduate research opportunity.

SCRiM Summer Scholars is a competitive summer research experience sponsored by the National Science Foundation through the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM). Hosted on Penn State’s University Park campus, the program offers students the chance to participate in cutting-edge, transdisciplinary research at the intersection of climate science, economics, risk analysis, ethics, and decisionmaking.

Housing, travel support, and a stipend of $4500 is provided for all participants in the 9-week program. Students should apply by April 10th to receive full consideration. Please see the attached flyer or visit scrimhub.org/summer-scholars/ for additional information.

We kindly request that you forward the attached flyer to students in your department/program and post a copy of it where students might see it. If you are not the appropriate person to contact for this request, please email back to let us know.

Thank you for your help and support.

Sincerely,
Katerina Kostadinova

Katerina Kostadinova

Administrative Support Coordinator

Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM)

Earth & Environmental Systems Institute

219 EES Building, University Park, PA 16802

P: (814) 865-5007

reu_flyer_2016-03-28.pdf

EPA Information Management Associate – Hiring Washington DC NOW!

Subject: EPA Information Management Associate – Hiring Washington DC NOW!

EPA Information Management Associate

The Office of Science Information Management (OSIM) at the EPA’s Ronald Reagan Building facility in Washington, D.C., is looking for a full-time Information Management Associate. The Associate will assist the OSIM with various information management activities, most specifically, implementing VIVO systems, and other web-related responsibilities. Job is expected to begin May 2016.

  • Full time, $21.48/hour
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in library science, information management, information science, environmental sciences, or a related field
  • Must have demonstrated education/experience in library science, information management, information science, environmental sciences, and experience with semantic web tools, standards, and formal ontology languages
  • Will perform tasks such as implementing VIVO open source applications, developing web content for internal and external OSIM sites, building and editing webpages, assisting with developing summary analysis documents, and other related tasks
  • For the full position description and to apply, visit our website: http://www.orau.org/epa/apply/description.aspx?JobId=19542

Questions? Email EPAjobs. To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.

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Seasonal Environmental Science Intern

Seasonal Environmental Science Intern

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), an interstate water resources management agency, seeks a seasonal environmental scientist to assist with water quality and biological monitoring activities based out of its Harrisburg office. This is a paid, temporary position without benefits which is needed for a 6 month assignment beginning approximately May 1.

Primary duties of the position include aquatic science field support activities, instrument use and calibration, equipment maintenance, data entry, and data processing.

Candidates with the following eligibility requirements will be considered:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or other related disciplines.
  • Experience in aquatic science data collection such as fish/macroinvertebrate survey, water sampling, water quality indicator measurements, and on-water activities.
  • Skill/experience in troubleshooting mechanical and/or instrument problems and identifying/implementing solutions.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs—specifically Excel and Access. GIS familiarity a plus.
  • Travel throughout the Susquehanna River Basin, including overnight assignments, is required.
  • Position requires ability to hike and carry equipment across uneven terrain and some duties will occur despite foul weather conditions.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills essential.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Send cover letter indicating interest and resume to employment by April 10, 2016, Attn: Marcia Hutchinson; Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. SRBC is an equal opportunity employer. Visit our website at www.srbc.net.

summer research in Greenland

Hi everyone-
Please see below for an exciting opportunity to do fieldwork in Greenland this summer. Christine is an ES alum from the class of 2009, and she is working on her PhD at Dartmouth. Please let me know if you are interested or email Christine directly. Application directions are on her website. Recent grads may also apply!

Cheers,
Sarah

GIS Jobs at IIC Technologies, Maryland

ES Majors (especially graduating seniors)…

Some of you may remember Rebecca Schmitt, who graduated last spring. The company she works for, IIC Technologies, is hiring people for entry-level GIS jobs (see details below).

Feel free to follow up with Rebecca directly, and send her your resume. I’d also recommend sending a cover letter even though it was not requested. Let me know if you’d like me to take a look at your materials before you send them off.

Rud

From: Rebecca Schmitt [mailto:rebecca.schmitt203@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2016 11:25 AM
To: Rutherford Platt
Subject: Catching Up and GIS Jobs

Hi, Rud,

I hope all is well! Did you enjoy your sabbatical? I haven’t had much of a chance to catch up with you or the other faculty at Gettysburg, but I started my first post-grad job in September. I’m a "Marine Mapping Technician" with IIC Technologies. More excitingly, though, I’m a contractor for NOAA. I maintain, update, and prepare their nautical charts (of the coastal US ocean) for publishing and I work at their office in Silver Spring, MD. Basically, I get hydrographic surveys, shapefiles of newly built pipelines and cables, bridges, etc, and put that information on our charts. I’m essentially a cartographer, so I don’t get to do any exciting analysis, unfortunately. But it’s a fantastic entry-level GIS job (which are actually hard to come by, as it turns out). Right now I’m working with a program called Bentley V8, which is more of an Auto-cad program than GIS program. I’m part of the team that is updating the raster charts. We’re in the process of moving all our charts to ENC (electronic navigational charts), though, and I will probably be moving to that team within a few months/working with ArcGIS.

I didn’t get a chance to see you/thank you at graduation with timing and your sabbatical, so I wanted to say thanks so much for everything you taught me! I didn’t realize it then, but I learned literally everything I needed for a GIS career in your classes. Possibly more than some of the people I’ve worked with who were geography majors.

On another note, if you have any seniors who are looking for a GIS job right now, you should encourage them to contact me at this email/send me their resume. As contractors for NOAA, my company often loses employees to NOAA every year when the federal jobs come out. We’re about to lose 4 people and are looking to hire around the time seniors should be graduating. My boss said I could give him some resumes if I knew anyone. I think we might only be looking for 1-2 people at NOAA, but we also have a smaller office in Columbia, MD that’s looking to take some people to work on maintaining the charts of the rivers in the US for the USACE. Feel free to forward this email to the students!

Best,

Rebecca Schmitt

rebecca.schmitt203

FHWA Job Posting for Students Graduating in May 2016

Hi everyone,

See below for a job opportunity!

Cheers,

Sarah

From: Aiosa, Kristin [mailto:KAiosa@jmt.com]
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 9:14 AM
Cc: Kenawell, Michael; camille.otto@dot.gov
Subject: FHWA Job Posting for Students Graduating in May 2016

Good morning from the PA Association of Environmental Professional Student & Scholarship Committee,

Please see below for a wonderful employment opportunity from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for students graduating in May 2016. One of our PAEP Members, Camille Otto, is the Environmental Program Manager for the Pennsylvania Division of the FHWA. Camille has been a coach for the FHWA Professional Development Program and she believes that this is a fantastic apprenticeship program for graduates interested in a career with the FHWA. This posting has been emailed out to PAEP Members, but we thought it was worthwhile to also email this out to our scholarship contacts in hopes that you might share this great opportunity with your students.

Please note that PAEP offers one year of free membership to students, which allows them access to all job postings, as well as other benefits. Please see the following link for a membership application http://www.paep.org/.

Thank you for your help in communicating this posting to your students.

Have a nice day,

Kristin Aiosa, PAEP Student & Scholarship Co-Chair

Job Posting for Students Graduating in May 2016

Company: Federal Highway Administration
Location: Pennsylvania
Job Description:

The FHWA Professional Development Program (PDP) is an entry-level career development program that provides an excellent opportunity to begin your professional career with the FHWA. There are exceptional careers for talented people at FHWA. We hire the best, the brightest, and the most committed people to help us carry out our mission. The FHWA PDP is 24 months in duration and consists of the following components:

  • Training and on-the-job experience of the highest professional caliber.
    • A sponsoring Office can be a Division, Headquarters Office, or a Federal Lands Highway Division Office.
  • Planned career development
    • Participants enter the Professional Development Program at the grade GS-5, GS-7 or GS-9, depending upon educational degree and GPA.
    • Promotion to the next grade depends on satisfactory performance in each assignment while meeting time-in-grade OPM regulations.
  • Professional Development Academy
    • Through a variety of courses and seminars, the Academy will provide participants the foundation knowledge from which they will develop the professional, communication and interpersonal skills that are needed by all FHWA professionals.

The Professional Development Program (PDP) Office is advertising for a few Community Planner, GS-0020-09 positions under the Pathways Recent Graduates Program.

Program Description:
As PDP participants, the candidates will receive an introduction to the technical, administrative, and program management aspects of transportation planning and project development in the agency. During this 2 year developmental program, employees will complete three major components including apprentice experience, developmental assignments, and a professional development academy. The apprentice experience will occur in one of FHWA’s Federal-Aid Division Offices.

The ideal candidates have completed their Master’s degree in Community Planning within the last two years (veterans have up to six years) of the closing date of the announcement or are current graduate degree students, who are anticipating graduation in May 2016.

IMPORTANT: THE POSITION HAS A MOBILITY REQUIREMENT. Applicants must be open to geographic mobility for developmental assignments and permanent placement relocation nationwide. A signed mobility agreement is a condition of employment.

For more information and to apply, please see the following USAJobs links:

PATHWAYS RECENT GRADUATE (Community Planner), GS-0020-09 (Open to U.S. citizens)
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/432394600

Additional information on the PDP can be found at Camille.otto.

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.

An Employee Owned Company

Kristin J. Aiosa

Associate

Natural & Cultural Resources

220 St. Charles Way, Suite 200

York, PA 17402

P. 717-741-6243

F. 717-741-9100

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