The State of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Who May Apply
This Environmental Analyst IV AC: General position, Ref # 31983 , is open to all State employee and external applicants.
Tax Compliance Verification
accordance with 32 V.S.A. Section 3113(i), when an applicant for State
employment is determined to be a finalist for a position, s/he will be
provided an Affidavit to sign
attesting that s/he is in good standing with respect to all Vermont
taxes due as of the date. The applicant's tax compliance will be
verified with the Vermont Tax Department prior to any offer of
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This position will be working in the Solid Waste Program of the Waste Management and Prevention Division. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing a statewide solid waste management plan and the provisions of Act 148. A focus of the work will be on waste reduction, recycling, and organics diversion. Other duties include developing and disseminating outreach materials, providing technical assistance to solid waste districts, municipalities, businesses, schools and others with respect to improving solid waste management in Vermont, and other solid waste issues.
General Job Description
Planning, analytical and administrative work at an advanced professional level for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Duties involve complex tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental policies, programs, activities and data in a variety of regulatory, non-regulatory, scientific, and engineering programs. Work involves considerable independence in completing work assignments and greater responsibility and accountability than lower level analyst work. May provide project or program oversight and/or supervise program staff or provide expertise in a specialized technology or program element which is not duplicated in the Department. Work is performed under the general direction of a higher-level technical or administrative superior.
Preference will be given to those with:
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Duties are largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Field work may involve exposure to chemicals, gases, hazardous liquid and solid waste, construction sites during all weather conditions and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota has an opening for an Operations Supervisor to manage our routes and material processing facilities. This position reports to the Waste Services Manager and oversees the day-to-day warehouse business activity at Como Recycling which includes: staff scheduling, supervising processing of incoming and outgoing recycle and debris materials, organizing the warehouse, strong involvement with program development, identifying and improving efficiencies, and housekeeping / maintenance. This position also functions as the safety coordinator and trainer. This position interviews, recommends for hire, and evaluates all warehouse employees.
Detailed information for this position can be found at:
Willamette University is pleased to announce an open position for
Director of the University's newly created Sustainability Institute.
Under the supervision of the Sustainability Executive Committee (SEC),
chaired by the dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Sustainability
Institute Director will have primary responsibility for coordinating
administrative, academic and communications efforts related to Zena
Forest and Farm and the university's other ongoing programmatic
commitments to sustainability.
This position requires a high degree of interpersonal and communication skills to exchange information with others both inside and outside the University. Performance of responsibilities has a distinct impact upon the operations of the University and the Institute. The position requires a high degree of interpersonal interaction with students and other internal affiliates as well as interaction with persons outside the organization.
This is a full-time, year round position. This position is eligible for the University's generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, sick and vacation accruals, contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and holidays. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.
The full job listing can be found at https://jobs.willamette.edu/
Sea Education Association
Woods Hole, MA
TECHNICAL SCIENCE COORDINATOR
Sea Education Association is seeking a new Technical Science Coordinator to begin working early summer 2013. This is a full-time, Woods Hole, MA based position and includes benefits.
Works under the supervision and guidance of the Academic Dean to coordinate and manage specific areas of responsibility within and for Academic Programs and the vessel laboratories. Also may assist with day to day support of marine operations for safe and successful operation of SEA’s two vessels
These areas of responsibility include the management of safety with regards to vessel laboratory, wire, and deployment operations; maintaining, troubleshooting, and providing training and documentation/recordkeeping on a variety of oceanographic instruments and scientific equipment; selecting and purchasing consumables and scientific equipment for use at sea and on shore; and coordinating program activities between Academic Programs and Ship Operations. In support of these tasks, the Technical Science Coordinator will be expected to travel to the ships during their annual maintenance periods. The Technical Science Coordinator will also support the Administrative Science Coordinator whose responsibilities include hiring and scheduling shipboard scientific crew and working with the State Department to ensure compliance with foreign research clearance requests. In addition, the Technical Science Coordinator works closely with the Associate Dean of Institutional Relations and Research to manage data and archive collections generated by SEA.
As assigned by the Dean, the Technical Science Coordinator may also carry out other support responsibilities. These responsibilities could include specific tasks related to program development, program and teaching preparations, teaching and program participation, and possible time on the ship during at-sea programs.
- MS/MA in a science or engineering field, or equivalent technical experience/training.
- Minimum 1 year of experience with seagoing research or field-based education programs, familiarity with research vessels helpful.
- Knowledge of operation, maintenance, support and troubleshooting of common oceanographic equipment and software required.
- Proficiency with Windows computer systems, networks and instrument networks, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and database software required.
- Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to work and communicate well with diverse groups (i.e., research scientists, vessel operations staff).
- Flexibility, ability to multitask and readiness to assist vessels as needed.
- Budget development and expenditure monitoring experience helpful.
- Shipboard participation requires physical ability and agility to quickly move and to react to events on deck, to access below decks, to climb aloft, and to live and work in confined spaces. Also, life at sea demands the physical, psychological and emotional ability to adapt to a ship's watch schedule, and to withstand extended periods of time on a moving vessel without daily access to shore resources.
If interested please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references by email to email@example.com or send printed copies to:
Technical Science Coordinator SEARCH
Attn: Emily Carruthers
Sea Education Association
P.O. Box 6
Woods Hole, MA 02543
All application review begins May 1st.
SEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
The coordinator’s primary focus will be in support of sustainability campaigns sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management (e.g. Recycling and Solid Waste Unit and Energy Office) as well as other departments collaborating on campus-wide sustainability initiatives. The Coordinator will develop a communications strategy for the Office of Sustainability, publicizing activities internally and externally; manage the university’s sustainability website (www.sustainability.umd.edu) and social networking sites; and assist with campus sustainability programming.
The full posting can be found here:https://ejobs.umd.edu/
The State of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Force and Associates Inc.
Force & Associates, Inc. is an environmental and hydrogeological consulting firm that was founded in May 1996, and has expanded over the past four years. Our professional staff includes three geologists, two of whom are professional geologists with over 18 years of experience each, and one who is an environmental scientist. Four of our staff members are also South Carolina licensed well drillers. We have acquired three drill rigs to provide environmental, geotechnical, and water supply drilling services throughout the southeastern United States. Our professional geologists are registered in the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
For more information please vist their website which can be accessed at
North Carolina State Univeristy Waste Reduction and Recycling Office
Essential Job Duties:
- Provide education and outreach to customers, departments and campus community regarding programs and services provided by the waste reduction and recycling office. Develop, create and update marketing material such as: website, press releases, memos for large scale distribution, signs, flyers, hand out, brochures, labels, customer service.
- Conduct industry research, technical knowledge and trends related to waste minimization, recycling and media resources.
- Attend and participate in professional meetings and organizations such as Carolina Recycling Association (CRA)and the Campus Environmental and Sustainability Team (CEST). Supervise student interns, volunteers and temporary staff as well as manage student educational projects.
- Plan, manage and coordinate existing educational outreach projects such as Wolf Pack N Give, WE Recycle, Move-In and other related events by setting goals and meeting deadlines and tracking budgets.
- Coordinate marketing schedules and outreach purchases with the Sustainability and Energy Management Office.
Please see full job posting at jobs.ncsu.edu
New York Department of State
The New York Department of State is interested in hiring a Coastal Processes Specialist to assist the Division of Coastal Resources with implementation of tasks addressing coastal hazards and related climate change issues. The individual would be an employee of the Natural Heritage Trust assigned to work at the Department of State in Albany, NY. Application materials are due back to the Department of State no later than the end of April, 2013, as per the instructions on the attached announcement, and interviews are anticipated in May. Questions should be e-mailed to Barry Pendergrass at firstname.lastname@example.org
For full infromation see our job listing.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
The Keystone Initiatives are a centerpiece of the Foundation's strategic plan and drive our work on some of the most important conservation issues in North America. The goal of the Keystone Initiatives is to create and implement a core portfolio of select, issue-specific programs that will achieve long-term impact with measurable outcomes. Keystone Directors work with program staff and evaluation scientists to create and implement programs that have the potential to influence conservation well beyond the Foundation's own resources. The Keystone Director is expected to be a thought-leader in his/her field and strengthen the Foundation's position as a leader in the conservation community. Keystone Directors are also expected to play a leadership role in securing federal and private funding for their programs.
For the Freshwater Fish Director, the Foundation seeks an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and a broad knowledge of the challenges facing freshwater ecosystems, large-scale and trans-boundary conservation issues. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable record as an innovator in his/her field and serve as a catalyst within the Foundation to create new combinations of people, processes, methodologies, and ideas that will expand successes in outcome-based conservation. The Foundation is particularly interested in individuals with expertise in one or more of the following issues: innovative watershed, stream, and river conservation (acquisition and restoration) techniques, ecosystem services, watershed conservation, and/or energy development impacts on fish and riverine habitats. The Freshwater Fish Director should have a strong scientific background and thorough understanding of the cutting-edge issues in fish and freshwater conservation as well as the ability to raise funding.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Science, Conservation, and Strategy Development
Lead the implementation and evaluation of existing Freshwater Fish Keystone Initiatives.
Develop as needed and dictated by Chief Science Officer new programs and concepts for funding and implementation in the general area of freshwater and fish conservation.
Work with science team to establish conservation goals for general area of expertise and for keystone as part of new strategy development.
Work with science team to develop and/or adapt existing monitoring methodology to existing grant portfolio and investments that also aligns with conservation framework and conservation goals as part of new strategy.
Work with evaluation team to assess performance of one or more initiatives within keystone thematic area.
Partnership Engagement and Outreach
Ensure adequate and timely reports, interactions, and outreach with all relevant Partners, specifically US Government Agencies, Foundations and Board members.
Ensure productive management and smooth running of Board subcommittee for keystone. This includes interactions with Board members and chair in the preparation of all material and reports as well as during Board meetings, and any other engagements as needed.
Act as spokesperson for NFWF on matters related to Keystone and initiatives and represent the Foundation at key relevant meetings and conferences.
Coordinate and facilitate groups of partners to work collaboratively on on-the-ground implementation of Initiatives.
Work with NFWF departments to support their needs and ensure strong integration of existing and new programs in areas of overlap with Keystone and initiatives.
Actively pursue innovative new private and public partnerships and funding for existing and new initiatives within Keystones and as part of new strategy.
Grants Management and Administration
Manage applicable funding source(s) as appropriate, including preparation of grant applications and amendments, preparation and submission of financial and programmatic reports, and coordination with project officers to ensure compliance with all funding source requirements.
Improve grant management process for tasks that are dependent on Keystone Directors' actions.
Process all required in-house administrative expense and travel reports in a timely manner.
Conduct site visits in accordance with Foundation policy.
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Recommending and leading efforts to improve internal administrative processes.
Performing other duties as assigned by the Chief Science Officer.
Willingness to travel with moderate frequency and sometimes on short notice.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS)
PhD degree with significant experience in natural resource management.
Demonstrated thought leadership within area of expertise.
Five to eight years experience in conservation program management.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad range of staff to create a highly integrated program.
Demonstrated ability to lead others and get desired results.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate productive exchange among government and non-government agencies and organizations.
Extensive experience and confidence to discuss conservation priorities and projects with Board members, 'grasstop' donors, Congressional staff and senior members of federal agency directorates.
Proven success in fundraising or program development.
Experience working with federal resource agencies and in managing cooperative agreements preferred.
Experience in grant management and administration preferred.
Ability to respond quickly and accurately to requests for information.
Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet short deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills, particularly ability in working with the public and institutions.
Strong attention to detail and follow-through skills.
Ability to think strategically and plan for the future.
Flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Computer proficiency with databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
Commitment to Foundation values.
Commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send an e-mail, with attachments in Word format, containing your cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, resume, three professional references and your salary requirements to Marla Carter, Human Resources Manager, at HR8@nfwf.org. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
International Seabed Authority
Healing Our Waters
Great Lakes Coalition
The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition consists of more than 120 environmental, conservation, and outdoor recreation organizations, zoos, aquaria and museums. Our member organizations represent millions of people who share a common goal of restoring and protecting North America’s greatest freshwater resource, the Great Lakes. The Coalition is jointly operated by the National Wildlife Federation and the National Parks Conservation Association and is directed by a Governance Board made up of national and regional organizations.
The Healing Our Waters Coalition Campaign Director is responsible for directing a multi-million dollar, multi-organization campaign to obtain policies and funding to restore the Great Lakes. The director’s responsibilities include designing campaign strategy; building and maintaining a broad coalition; managing and following the directives of a multi-organization Governance Board; coordinating media, grassroots, and policy activities by dozens of organizations; fostering relationships with key funders; and managing campaign staff. This campaign is expected to last 5 years or more and is operated in partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association.
A full description of the position and the application process can be found at the following link:http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH18/
USDA Forest Service Research and Development and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Oak Ridge, TN
Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hydrology or a closely related field within five years of the desired starting date. The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated publication record and a proven ability to perform activities independently. Experience with programming is preferred.
The appointment is full-time for one year and may be extended for up to three additional years upon the recommendation of the Forest Service and availability of funding. The annual stipend range for this position is from $47,448 up to $57,408, depending on qualifications.For more information, please see the full posting at http://www.orau.gov/usfs_rpp/
NOAA seeks to fill the responsibilities previously
held by the Chief Economist. The position, which will reside in the
Office of Program Planning and Integration, will represent
NOAA in high level departmental and inter-agency policy discussions
that center on economic decisions and NOAA management functions. This
position will provide intellectual leadership, analysis and management
expertise to develop, coordinate and implement
a NOAA-wide Social Science Vision and Strategy. This strategy should
include an innovative social and economic science research agenda
designed to address emerging issues and serve NOAA’s goals of climate
adaptation and mitigation, resilient coastal communities
and economies, a weather-ready nation and sustainable and healthy
oceans. For the full description and application information, see
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA)
The Food Systems Coordinator is a full-time position with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA). The Food Systems Coordinator is based in CFSA’s Pittsboro, NC office and is responsible for managing program initiatives to build food system infrastructure and improve market access for local, organic, and sustainable foods across the Carolinas.
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a member based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps people grow and eat local, organic food by advocating for fair farm and food policies, building the systems that organic family farms need to thrive, and educating communities about local, organic farming. We support sustainable farming that is good for consumers, good for farmers and farm workers, and good for the land.
The Food Systems Coordinator works in concert with Food Systems team members and other CFSA staff to build the food system infrastructure necessary to support and enhance access to local, organic, and sustainable food across the Carolinas. Specific responsibilities include supporting regional food system assessments, identifying and launching priority agriculture and food system projects, and developing a support network for growers, buyers, agripreneurs in the Carolinas.
The Food Systems Coordinator reports to the Operations Director and supervises staff as needed. Potential for advancement within one year, dependent upon performance.
ADMINSTRATION & OUTREACH (5%):
· Assist financial and programmatic monitoring to ensure compliance, progress towards objectives and expected results, and work plan and budget adherence.
· Increase awareness and visibility of Food Systems programs, including presentations, speaking engagements, and general outreach.
· Identify and pursue opportunities to expand membership and ensure member satisfaction.
FOOD SYSTEM ASSESSMENT (35%):
· Lead CFSA participation in food assessments, including 1) documenting current food system conditions and identifying opportunities and barriers, 2) cataloging available/recommended primary and secondary data sources, 3) providing guidance on analysis and data driven decision-making.
· Collaborate on statewide food system assessments and economic analyses to integrate CFSA food system goals with long-term strategic plans across the Carolinas.
· Work with key partners to develop and maintain landscape analysis of Carolinas’ local, organic food systems including findings from existing assessments and data sources (internal and external), collaborating partners, key food initiatives/resources.
· Convene and collaborate with regional advisory committee/s to guide regional needs assessments and develop recommendations by region.
FOOD PROJECTS & INFRASTRUCTURE INCUBATION (35%)
· Collaborate on state, regional, and/or community action plans and investment strategies to identify priority food projects and possible sources of funding. Projects to include 1) agricultural inputs and production, 2) processing, 3) aggregation and distribution, and 4) market channels.
· Identify and cultivate relationships with agribusiness professionals, funders, and small business advisors to synergize efforts and leverage resources available.
· Collaborate with partners to develop a support network for agripreneurs including: links to technical expertise, best practice/success models, connections to buyers/growers, and funding opportunities.
· Assist and/or manage the piloting/incubation of priority food projects; approximately 2-3 large, regional projects per year.
· Document best practices/case studies of successful business models.
DIRECT ASSISTANCE (25%)
· Provide resources and guidance to local communities (i.e. food policy councils, extension, community development agencies) to conduct food assessments and identify priority food projects.
· Collaborate with external partners (I.e. universities, Cooperative Extension, Dept. of Ag, etc.) to develop and/or disseminate resources on market improvement (access, scale-up/expansion, buyer requirements, market outlets, etc.).
· Build resources on market outlets and market strategies and channel inquiries and requests for marketing assistance to appropriate advisors/service providers.
· Bachelor's degree plus 3 years' experience or Master's degree plus 1 year experience, or equivalent professional experience in any of the following (or related) fields: whole systems design, community development/capacity-building, public planning, sustainable agriculture, supply chain management, nonprofit management.
· 5+ years experience in project management, specifically project planning/design, implementation, and assessment.
· 3+ years experience working on the nexus of food, agriculture, and sustainable development.
· Knowledgeable of food systems; knowledge of the Carolinas’ food systems preferred
· Strong analytic skills, including ability to identify systemic problems and develop innovative solutions.
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Proven ability to multitask, consistently meet or exceed deadlines and goals, and work effectively with diverse groups and individuals
· Must be self-directed, organized, attentive to details and enthusiastic
CFSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and people of color.
To apply, submit a resume, list of professional references and a cover letter explaining why you want to work to promote local, organic agriculture to email@example.com with “Food Systems Coordinator” in the subject line. You will receive electronic confirmation of your email submission. No calls, please.
Applications are due by April 5, 2013. The anticipated start date is May 1, 2013.
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