Employment

Water resource conservation is a constantly changing job market. In this section one can find careers from a variety of employers in the private and public sector. Check back often to keep informed of new postings.

Water Quality-Related Job Postings

Anacostia Executive Watershed Manager

On behalf of the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is seeking the services of an Anacostia Executive Watershed Manager (Watershed manager). The Watershed Manager shall provide services in the areas of: (1) Support to the Anacostia Restoration Partnership, (2) Coordination of Anacostia Implementation Projects working towards the goals set forth by both Anacostia Watershed Restoration and the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreements; and (3) Communication and Outreach. The day-to-day work will be performed under the direction of the COG Director of the Department of Environmental Programs or his designee.

Please visit http://www.mwcog.org/resources/opportunities/detail.asp?JOB_ID=388 for details.

10/22/2014

Assistant Director of Outreach

The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM), based out of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, is hiring a two-year position, Assistant Director of Outreach.  This position is responsible for working with ALLARM’s fracking stream monitoring communities throughout Pennsylvania – conducting monitoring workshops and providing follow up support to our fabulous volunteer monitors. In addition this position is responsible for doing outreach and promotion of ALLARM’s work.

To learn more about the position and apply: https://jobs.dickinson.edu/postings/2235

For more information about ALLARM: www.dickinson.edu/allarm

For more information about ALLARM’s shale-gas monitoring program: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/marcellusmonitoring/

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

10/22/2014

Transportation Engineer III (Project Manager)

Maryland Department of Transportation

SALARY: $45,938.00 - $73,541.00 Annually

CLOSING DATE: 10/23/14

The State Highway Administration Office of Environmental Design (Baltimore City) is recruiting for a Transportation Engineer III. This position is open to anyone who meets the minimum and selective qualifications* listed below. This is a position specific recruitment. All eligible candidates must meet the minimum and selective qualifications by the closing date. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be used to fill this vacancy, and may be used to fill future vacancies in this classification in the Office of Environmental Design (Baltimore City).

This is a journey level position as a project manager in the Environmental Programs Division (EPD). The primary responsibilities for this position include coordinating with State and Federal environmental agencies to obtain all necessary environmental permits for SHA activities that impact tidal or non-tidal wetlands, waterways, and floodplains. Project managers coordinate SHA’s efforts to evaluate environmental impacts and make recommendations to avoid, minimize, and mitigate environmental impacts. Project managers also coordinate SHA’s compensatory wetland mitigation and stream restoration activities with other Federal, State, County, Municipal and private agencies including site selection, design approval, construction compliance, and final site approval. This position also involves preparation and/or review of engineering studies, plans, specifications and cost estimates for design, advertisement and construction of wetland mitigation or stream restoration projects, independently or through coordination with consultants. Responsibilities also include obtaining program funding, environmental assessments, survey data, soil data, utility information, right-of-way information and maintenance of traffic approval in order to prepare contract documents.

QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Possession of a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years experience in professional engineering.

*SELECTIVE QUALIFICATION: One (1) year of Federal and State wetland and waterways permitting experience. One (1) year of experience in management OR design of Highway or Environmental projects.

*A selective qualification recruitment is conducted for positions when there is a specific or additional bona fide occupational qualification (i.e., knowledge, skill or ability).

NOTES:
1. Additional work experience in professional engineering, or in technical engineering at the journey level or above, may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education
2. Possession of a Master's Degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
3. Persons currently registered as Professional Engineers in the State of Maryland, or in a state with comparable requirements, are considered to have met the education requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mdotmd (use of this option allows the application to be saved). Since the test may be a rating of the information contained in the application, it is essential that the application be filled out completelyand accurately. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. To receive credit for your work history and credentials you must list the information in the online DTS-1 application form. You may refer to a resume only to expand on information offered in the body of the online DTS-1 application. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Selected candidates may be subject to background and reference checks. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification from employment. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. All candidates serve an initial probationary period of 6 months, which may be extended to 12 months.

The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit and may be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining .

Please Note: The Maryland State Highway Administration will no longer sponsor new employees in application of the H-1B Visa. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date.

If you have any question please contact the Recruitment and Examination Division at the number(s) 410-545-5552 OR 1-877-743-9311

Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call at 410-545-5552 or the Maryland Relay Service at 1-800-735-2258. SHA is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to complying with the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

10/14/2014

Chesapeake Bay Program Staffer

Chesapeake Research Consortium - Closing Date October 12th

Environmental Management Career Development Program Staff Position
in support of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Modeling Workgroup and the Scientific, Technical Analysis, and Reporting Team

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals.  The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the environmental Modeling Workgroup on the Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific, Technical Analysis and Reporting (STAR) Team.  The Modeling Group develops, maintains, and applies environmental models in support of decision making by the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership.  Quarterly Modeling Workgroup meetings provide the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership opportunity to supervise the modeling work.  STAR's mission is to facilitate productive deployment of scientific resources, to provide high quality and timely information to managers, and to expand communication between workgroups.  STAR supplies a forum for analysis and synthesis, and engaging government, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions.  Monthly STAR meetings foster continuing dialogue between Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Teams and data providers, ensuring effective and responsive use of scientific resources in addressing management questions.  The successful applicant will provide support to the Modeling Workgroup, STAR, and selected STAR workgroups, and through coordination, logistics, and documentation, and will gain hands on experience in working with natural resource managers from around the Chesapeake Bay.  The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to apply technical knowledge and skills such as Geographic Information Systems proficiencies, computer model code development and maintenance, statistical analysis, and literature reviews in the area of atmospheric, watershed, and estuarine science and modeling.

The ideal candidate for the position would have the following background and qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in natural, social, or environmental science or engineering, or a related area of study;
  • Technical knowledge and skills such as aptitude with Geographic Information Systems, computer model code development and maintenance, statistical analysis;
  • The ability to research, organize, and synthesize complex information;
  • The ability to do literature reviews in the general areas of atmospheric, watershed, and estuarine science and modeling;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Good writing and communication skills;
  • The ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes;
  • The ability to work independently and under tight timelines;
  • The ability to work with a range of partners as part of interdisciplinary teams and collaborative processes;
  • Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals; and
  • A will to explore your career options, develop an extensive network in the field of watershed and estuarine restoration, and the passion and enthusiasm for the work and Chesapeake Bay Program.
The annual salary is $38,000 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program and STAR is available at www.chesapeakebay.net.

CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

10/10/2014

Senior Water Quality Specialist, Grade 26

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Rockville, MD

Closing Date: October 30, 2014

The successful candidate will serve as the Senior Water Quality Specialist in the Biological Monitoring Section of the Division of Watershed Management, Department of Environmental Protection.The position will be responsible for managing the Countywide stream monitoring and Special Protection Areas monitoring programs, including coordination of all elements needed to meet federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and supervision of staff for associated monitoring, data analysis, and report preparation.

This work requires the ability to design and implement monitoring programs to meet regulatory and local program requirements; to direct and supervise employees and manage contracts for County monitoring programs; and to routinely present monitoring results to technical and non-technical audiences for determining the County's progress in stream resource improvement and protection. The duties assigned to this position include management of the Countywide stream monitoring and SPA monitoring program; direct supervision of five County staff; management for all contracts as necessary to support the County's monitoring programs; presenting County stream monitoring results and issues to local, state, and federal agencies, elected officials, and the general public; and lead for coordination on stream monitoring work program elements with other agencies and volunteer groups.

The successful individual filling this position is experienced in current techniques for stream resource condition monitoring, including fish and other aquatic organisms, physical habitat, and stream geomorphology ; in using water chemistry monitoring data for evaluating the effectiveness of stormwater best management practices; for applying latest techniques in data management and data analysis and preparing written and oral reports on monitoring results for both technical and non-technical audiences; for planning and directing work programs and staff to assure timely completion of monitoring and reporting to meet regulatory requirements and local programmatic goals; and for coordinating as needed on monitoring issues with other county agencies, outside the county agencies and other interest groups, elected official, and members of the general public.

The work requires the employee to visit sites, and attend meetings or perform work at locations outside of the office. The majority of work is performed in an office environment, but the position performs other assignments at locations outside of the office that include independently conducting field work/investigations in environmental conditions that present moderate discomfort and risks. The position requires the incumbent to perform work along stream banks and in streams and ponds, which may involve deep or swiftly moving water. Outdoor work requires light physical effort such as walking over rough, uneven, slippery and rocky surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping stretching or reaching; or occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds.

Additional Employment Information
Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to special.accommodations@montgomerycountymd.gov. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws. 

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience: Five years of experience in stream water sampling and data analysis including water chemistry, flow and toxics data for baseflow and storm flow conditions; and bioassessment protocols for streams and rivers (particularly fish and macroinvertebrates) and assessment of stream habitat conditions; one year of which was in a lead worker or supervisory capacity.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in biology, aquatic ecology, limnology, natural resources management, environmental science or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

License: Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class "C" (or equivalent) driver's license from the applicant's state of residence when required for job-related duties.

Preferred Criteria
Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume. The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.

  1. Experience with county, state and federal laws and regulations relevant to water quality protection, in particular the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit program and the County's Special Protection Areas program and in working with a broad spectrum of technical agencies and stakeholder groups to meet these program goals.
  2. Experience completing reports on monitoring results and trends within established timelines and suitable for diverse audiences and regulatory decision-making.
  3. Experience with stream ecological concepts, identifying aquatic insects and fish species common to the County, and monitoring protocols and equipment needed to meet the County's MS4 Permit requirements and other monitoring program goals.
  4. Experience designing and implementing monitoring plans to meet stream protection and restoration goals and evaluating the effectiveness of best management practices using local, state, and federal agency standards.
  5. Experience developing and recommending budgets for staff and equipment and managing contracts necessary for the County's stream monitoring programs.
  6. Experience planning, directing, and supervising employees following all applicable county policies and use of available county personnel regulations and agreements.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position. All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria. Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 10 or fewer minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and Hiring Managers will be required to interview a minimum of five candidates. For "seniority" jobs (as shown in Article 8), resumes will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria.

Salary Range: $63,265-$105,021

On-line application only, available at:  www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ohr/staffing/careers.html

10/09/2014

Executive Director for Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna

Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna, Inc. (SOLS) seeks a dynamic and knowledgeable Executive Director to guide and expand its efforts preserving the ecological integrity of the Lower Susquehanna River watershed and Chesapeake Bay.

Our Organization. Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the ecological health of the Lower Susquehanna River watershed and Chesapeake Bay. Current and future citizens of the Lower Susquehanna River watershed deserve high water quality, wise and sustainable use of all aquatic resources, and preservation of aesthetic value of our waterways. Improvement will come about through education, research, advocacy, and insistence upon compliance with the law. SOLS was founded in 2005 for the purpose of establishing the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper program in southcentral Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. For 10 years the Riverkeeper has led the organization as lead advocate and Executive Director, using enforcement, advocacy, stewardship, and education to fulfill the mission of SOLS. With a budget averaging $130,000, the organization has grown to two full-time staff positions, with legal consulting and bookkeeping services being contracted out. SOLS now wishes to hire an Executive Director to oversee the growth of the organization, allowing the Riverkeeper more time to continue the programmatic work of SOLS. Our scenic office is located along the Susquehanna River at Shank’s Mare Outfitters in Long Level, Wrightsville, PA (near York PA). More information on Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna can be found at www.LowerSusquehannaRiverkeeper.org.

The Position. The Executive Director is charged with directing and administering the operations of SOLS, including staff administration, membership, fundraising, and program outreach. In dynamic collaboration with the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, this full-time position is responsible for a diverse number of roles and must be capable of wearing many “hats.” The position is salaried, not a 9 to 5 job, and will require some evening and weekend availability. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Principal Responsibilities include four main areas:

Leadership/Administration 40%

  • Support organizational vision and ensure efficient management, communication and participation in SOLS’ agendas.
  • Report to and collaborate with Board of Directors and partners on fiscal and program implementation.
  • In partnership with the Riverkeeper, manage organizational and IT assets: SOLS’ office, website, membership updates, educational materials, enforcement action documentation, monitoring reports, etc.
  • Work in partnership with bookkeeping/accounting service providers to ensure GAAP principles are followed and IRS and state and local tax and non-profit filings are completed. (experience in QuickBooks preferred)
Fundraising and Membership 50%
  • Perform grant writing, fundraising, and financial guidance for a growing organization. Development experience within non-profit community preferred.
  • Develop and implement individual giving and membership programs.
  • In partnership with the Riverkeeper, develop public outreach events to build membership and financial support.
  • Maintain the organization’s database for membership, volunteers, funders, etc. (experience in Salsa preferred)
Advocacy 5%
  • Strengthen SOLS’ leadership role in the Lower Susquehanna River watershed.
  • Participate, sustain existing relationships, and cultivate new cooperative relationships with PA, MD, and Chesapeake authorities, conservation organizations, and stakeholders in addressing environmental threats to watershed ecological integrity.
  • Support the Riverkeeper in their role as the lead advocate for the organization. Develop personal knowledge of regional and local environmental issues. Keep abreast and monitor industrial, agricultural, municipal, state, and federal actions impacting watershed integrity.
Education 5%
  • Provide general information to membership and regional audiences on issues impacting Lower Susquehanna River watershed quality, aquatic resources, and aesthetic values.
  • Partner with the Riverkeeper in facilitating watershed activism, outreach, and education.
  • Strategically utilize media forums to educate/advance organizational and programmatic goals.

Desired Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience leading a non-profit
  • Professional writing and speaking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds
  • Experience working with a small Board and staff
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks
  • Knowledge of Salsa Nonprofit Online Marketing Platform
  • Experience in maintaining and updating basic website information
  • Experience using social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume with subject heading “ATTN: SOLS Executive Director” to: lowsusriver@hotmail.com by Friday, October 31, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as submitted, or until the position is filled. Applications will be treated confidentially and acknowledged promptly. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

10/06/2014

MDE Natural Resources Planners

Maryland Department of the Environment has multiple Natural Resources Planner I/II/III positions available in the Water Management Administration

A Natural Resources Planner works in the field of local, regional, State and intergovernmental natural resources planning and applied environmental science. Employees in these classes are responsible for some phase of a planning project requiring the review and interpretation of data involving land use patterns, physical, chemical and biological systems, fish and wildlife biology, forestry, hydrography/hydrology, ecology, limnology, environmental science, parks and recreation use. Employees may assist in the compilation and review of data (Level I), be assigned independent research or planning tasks of moderate complexity (Level II) or total responsibility for a phase of a specific project (Level III).

Contact Information:
http://www.jobaps.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=14&R2=002308&R3=003

10/02/2014

Abbott’s Mill Site Manager

Delaware Nature Society

Lead and manage Abbott's Mill Nature Center (AMNC) as one of the key sites where visitors connect with nature with unique, authentic hands-on experiences.  Implement the Delaware Nature Society's (DNS) strategic vision and goals working to integrate specific strategies and tactics that meet the needs of the community and targeted audience at Abbott's Mill Nature Center.  Oversees management of 473 acres of preserves and facilities.  Develops community and financial support.  Promotes Abbott’s Mill Nature Center as the face of Delaware Nature Society in Kent and Sussex counties.

View job description on our website:
http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/DNS/About_Us/Employment/DNS/Employment.aspx?hkey=a679b4eb-ff78-4a87-b82a-3d5aad88b659#.VCla9PldXb0

Please email for more information or to send application to dnsinfo@delawarenaturesociety.org

9/29/2014

Senior Water Resources Engineer

Description

This is a unique career opportunity on a nationally prominent stormwater program. We are seeking candidates to provide MS4 program implementation support for one of the most stringent MS4 permits in the country. Expand your career by joining our collaborative program management team as we help one of the leaders in Chesapeake Bay restoration deliver their water resources capital program. 

The duties for this position may include: engineering and construction contract management; engineering review of capital project designs; watershed inventory, modeling, and feasibility planning work; TMDL and impervious cover accounting; GIS support and other related services. The position will oversee stormwater management pond retrofits, Environmental Site Design (ESD) and Low Impact Development (LID) projects, stream restoration, or other environmental restoration projects.  Other work may include evaluating alternatives for stormwater management, ESD and LID; contract administration; public outreach; stakeholder coordination and other planning, designing, regulatory compliance or permitting support to current and future projects in Maryland, Virginia and across the Mid-Atlantic Area.

Position Requirements:

·        Bachelor´s degree in water resources, civil or environmental engineering (or equivalent)
·        Experience with planning and designing stormwater BMP, low impact development, and impervious surface retrofit projects
·        Experience planning and designing stream restoration projects
·        Watershed assessment and restoration planning
·        Work in satellite office (Rockville, MD) and home office (Beltsville, MD) locations
·        4-8 years of related experience
·        PE in Maryland or comparable qualifications
·        Strong verbal communication skills
·        Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment
·        Must be able to successfully manage and deliver on multiple tasks with competing priorities

Qualified applicants may apply through http://tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=BROWNCALDWELL&cws=1

Job Code 1689

9/25/2014

New job openings have been posted at http://www.usawaterquality.org/volunteer/Special/jobs.html.

9/24/2014

Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program Oversight

District of Columbia Government
District Department of the Environment
Stormwater Management Division
Program Implementation Branch

Environmental Protection Specialist
CS-0028-12
JOB ID: 25973

To Apply:  Go to http://dchr.dc.gov; select careers and employment opportunities; search under Job ID.  You must apply online. The First Screening Date is September 30, 2014.

Brief Description of Duties:

This position is located in the District Department of the Environment, Natural Resources Administration, Stormwater Management Division, Program Implementation Branch. The mission of the Stormwater Management Division is to protect the water resources of the District of Columbia. The incumbent serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist program analyst with responsibilities for analyzing and executing the project selection, project oversight, financial and reporting components of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) State Revolving Fund (SRF) projects for the Division.  The position involves grants reporting, budget preparation and management, and preparation and execution of sub-grant agreements and memoranda of understanding and other inter-agency agreements to ensure projects are implemented in a timely manner and deliverables are achieved.  The position also involves periodic inspections of project sites.  The selected individual will ensure the SRF program is implemented effectively and efficiently.

Ranking Factors:

1)      Thorough knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the management and implementation of federal grants, particularly Clean Water Act construction grants.
2)      Experience reporting on project and/or grant provisions through written reports, tracking databases, and verbally through presentations.
3)      Experience in managing sustainable/low impact development or water pollution control or other related environmental projects
4)      Demonstrated skill in computer applications and databases, including spreadsheets and or database management, and presentation software to track and maintain administrative tasks and track expenditures.
5)      Expert written and oral communications skills, sufficient to make recommendations and prepare written analyses and reports.

9/23/2014

Environmental Engineer with DC Department of the Environment

District of Columbia Government
District Department of the Environment
Watershed Protection Division
Technical Services Branch

Environmental Engineer
CS-0819-11
JOB ID: 25974

To Apply:  Go to http://dchr.dc.gov; select careers and employment opportunities; search under Job ID.  You must apply online. The First Screening Date is September 30, 2014 and the Closing Date is October 27, 2014.

Brief Description of Duties:

Serves as an Environmental Engineer in the Technical Services Branch, Watershed Protection Division, Natural Resources Administration, District Department of the Environment (DDOE).  The mission of the Watershed Protection Division is to conserve the soil and water resources of the District of Columbia and protect its watersheds from nonpoint source pollution.  The incumbent serves as an entry-level environmental engineer responsible for reviewing erosion and sediment control plans (ESC) and stormwater management plans (SWMP) including detailed engineering standards and specifications, submitted for development of property within the District of Columbia.  The incumbent reviews these applications to evaluate if appropriate sediment control measures and stormwater management practices are included and regulatory obligations are met.  The incumbent analyzes pertinent data to determine specific performance capacity of sediment control and stormwater management facilities.  Data analyzed covers such elements as soil characteristics, topography, land use practices, hydrology, hydraulics, and design elements of best management practices.  The incumbent meets with applicants and their agents to review concept plans and subsequent submissions and to advise on compliance questions.  This may include site visits during review and construction.  Other typical responsibilities will include reviewing of Environmental Impact Screening Forms, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment and geotechnical reports.

This position works closely with the inspection unit of the Watershed Protection Division, all units of the Building Permit Processing Division of the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), the DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), and the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT). The candidate should have strong writing and communication skills, field experience and have a valid driver’s license. The incumbent will participate in training to stay current on the science of best management practices and erosion and sediment control technologies.  The preferred candidate will possess a water resources engineering, or related field.   An understanding of the design of green infrastructure is a plus.

Ranking Factors for Environmental Engineer CS-111

  1. Knowledge of District and Federal laws, regulations, MS4 permit, and procedures applicable to the District’s stormwater management, erosion and sediment control and floodplain management programs;
  2. Knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, soil mechanics, theory of structures, strength of materials, stormwater management and erosion and sediment control principles;
  3. Ability to review and interpret erosion and sediment control and stormwater management plans;
  4. Ability to gather, analyze and interpret scientific data, and to present it clearly and concisely in oral, written and graphic forms.
  5. Rudimentary experience with database software and ARCGIS.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate in written and oral formats.

8/6/2014

Fisheries Scientist at the Oyster Recovery Partnership

The Oyster Recovery Partnership currently has three full time job openings in its Annapolis, MD office.

Fisheries Scientist: The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is seeking a Fisheries Scientist to support projects focused on improving the management and sustainable use of Chesapeake Bay fisheries resources. Ideal candidates will have a background in fisheries management with experience working with resource agencies, scientists, and commercial and recreational fishing stakeholder groups.

Fisheries Program Manager: The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is seeking a Fisheries Program Manager to support projects focused on improving the management and sustainable use of Chesapeake Bay fisheries resources. Ideal candidates must have a background within the Chesapeake Bay fisheries industry with experience working with resource agencies and commercial fishing stakeholder groups.

Field Support Assistant: The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is seeking an energetic full-time Field Support Assistant (FSA) to support the organization’s shell recycling alliance program in the Baltimore/Washington DC metro area. The position will be responsible for weekly collection of recycled oyster shell as well as assist with other outreach and community events including assisting with delivery operations of Maryland’s citizen oyster growing program.

For a complete listing and to apply, please visit http://www.oysterrecovery.org/jobs-at-orp/

Contact Info:
Stephan Abel
Oyster Recovery Partnership
1805A Virginia Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
sabel@oysterrecovery.org

8/6/2014

Volunteer Maryland Coordinator at Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) encourages, engages, and empowers the community to understand, responsibly use and promote the natural world. The Volunteer Maryland Coordinator (VMC) will recruit and manage volunteers in the Green School Leaders program, growing awareness of environmental needs in the school community and supporting schools that are interested in becoming certified Maryland Green Schools. In addition, the VMC will work with staff to ensure a sustainable volunteer program that continues to support the Green Leaders. The VMC will also help recruit and coordinate volunteers for MAEOE’s annual conference.

This is an 11 month, full-time (40 hours/week) position as a member of the Volunteer Maryland (VM) AmeriCorps program serving at MAEOE. Volunteer Maryland Coordinators (VMCs) are responsible for developing and implementing a volunteer program as agreed to in the VM site partnership negotiations that occurred in spring, 2014. The VMC service year will begin on September 24, 2014 and conclude on August 11, 2015; Volunteer Maryland Coordinators are expected to complete 1,700 hours of service during the term.

Find out more at http://maeoe.org/job/volunteer-maryland-coordinator/

7/30/2014

Water Resource Engineer

Versar is seeking a mid- to senior level Water Resources/Civil Engineer to join our Natural Resources team in Columbia, MD, in support of watershed projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.   Projects will involve development of integrated ecological restoration and engineering designs for stormwater management and stream restoration, which may vary from site-specific to watershed scales. We are looking for a hard-working and motivated individual with strong technical knowledge and experience in stormwater management, using Environmental Site Design (ESD) / Low Impact Development (LID) principles as well as stream restoration. Responsibilities will include: 

  • Developing stormwater management design and retrofit plans, using LID and ESD approaches
  • Assessment and design of stream restoration
  • Creating site-specific conceptual designs through construction documents
  • Contributing to watershed plans that result in pollutant load, particularly to meet TMDL goals
  • Preparing specifications and cost estimates
  • Conducting inspections of stormwater facilities and/or erosion and sediment controls
  • Contributing to watershed assessment and monitoring

Position Requirements

  • BS in water resources, environmental, or civil engineering
  • Stormwater management design experience, particularly with innovative LID & ESD approaches
  • Fluvial geomorphology and stream restoration experience
  • Experience with AutoCAD and GIS
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of statistics desired
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland (Virginia also desired)
  • Familiarity with Maryland (and Virginia) stormwater regulations and design requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years engineering experience

Applications are through Versar’s web site: www.versar.com/careers/index.html
See Requisition #14-0058, Water Resource Engineer

5/21/2014

University of Maryland Extension Associate Agent

(Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist)

The Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist (RWRS) is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for the assigned cluster related to the University of Maryland Extension's (UME) Sea Grant Extension Program. The Sea Grant Extension RWRS will work in the assigned cluster to provide educational programs focused on helping local and county governments and watershed groups plan, develop implement and monitor projects and programs that lead to a quantifiable reduction in nonpoint sources of pollution as outlined in Watershed Implementation Plans developed under the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load. To accomplish this the RWRS will: (1) assist in developing partnerships among state and local governments and organizations; (2) help identify and prioritize the most pressing nonpoint-source pollution challenges in the region (3) assist these partners in implementing on-the-ground projects that result in measurable improvements in water quality on a small watershed scale, and (4) assist in realizing funding opportunities for these efforts. The RWRS will act as a critical interface between communities and service providers and other sources of knowledge with the expressed intent of building local capacity and targeted outcomes of nonpoint source pollution reduction.

Posting details at: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/26385

5/15/2014

Water Resources Engineer

Brown and Caldwell

Description
This position will provide project engineering, project management, and client service interaction on a variety of stormwater, environmental site design, and stream restoration projects. Work will include planning, designing, regulatory compliance and permitting on current and future projects in Maryland, Virginia and across the Mid-Atlantic Area.

  • Provide oversight and direction to engineering project teams
  • Assist with Engineering Management for current projects
  • Manage, lead and execute stormwater, low impact development and stream restoration design projects
  • Provide MS4 and other regulatory compliance, permit support and coordination with multiple agencies
  • Coordinate all aspects of stormwater projects including landscaping, design, and community interaction
  • Stormwater planning, condition assessment, detailed design and construction administration
  • Preparation of engineering reports, technical memorandum, specifications
  • Review shop drawings
  • Coordination and leadership of project team members and task leaders

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor´s degree in water resources, civil or environmental engineering
  • Experience with planning and designing stormwater BMP, low impact development, and retrofit projects
  • Experience planning and designing stream restoration projects
  • Watershed assessment and restoration planning
  • Work in home office (Beltsville, MD) and/or satellite office location (Rockville, MD)
  • 5-8 years of related experience
  • PE in Maryland or comparable qualifications
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment
  • Must be able to successfully manage and deliver on multiple tasks with competing priorities

Qualified applicants may apply through http://tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=BROWNCALDWELL&cws=1

Job Code 1689

5/7/2014

SHIPBOARD EDUCATION/CREW

Resumes are now being accepted for positions in:

SHIPBOARD EDUCATION/CREW

The Living Classrooms Foundation is a non-profit educational organization in Baltimore, MD that provides hands-on, interdisciplinary learning programs in challenging environments for students of all ages and backgrounds.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals for the positions of:

ON-BOARD EDUCATIONAL COORDINATORS, SCIENCE EDUCATOR, & DECKHANDS

These individuals must be interested in joining a team of dedicated professionals to work with youth aboard one of our historic Chesapeake Bay workboats - the pungy schooner LADY MARYLAND, and skipjack SIGSBEE. Programs range in length from one-day trips to ten-day extended land/sea expeditions in the waters of Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries as well as off the New England coast.

Qualified applicants must possess a strong commitment to the education of all students, be motivated self-starters, function successfully as part of a team, and maintain a desire to work outdoors in a challenging but fun environment. Education/biology background is preferred, but we will train the right people. Drivers license and clean driving record required. This is a physically demanding job that necessitates a certain amount of physical fitness. Lady Maryland mate position requires a 100-ton license.

Positions are seasonal: available March through mid-November 2013

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Lisa Jones
Director, Shipboard Education
Living Classrooms Foundation
802 S. Caroline St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
lisaj@livingclassrooms.org

2/4/2014

Environmental Educator

The James & Anne Robinson Nature Center, under the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, is hiring a temporary contingent Environmental Educator. The position will be 37.5 hours/week (Wed - Sun) and will last 6 months. Interested candidates should send completed applications to Katie Peet, kpeet@howardcountymd.gov.

For more information, please see the job announcement HERE. (pdf)

2/4/2014

Water Resources Engineer (Engineer III, position number IRC13098)

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection is seeking a Water Resources Engineer (Engineer III, position number IRC13098) to work in a team environment with other engineers, planners, and contractual technical staff managing Capital Improvements Program (CIP) projects that improve the health of Montgomery County's watersheds to comply with the County's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requirements.

For more information, please visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ohr/staffing/careers.html

1/27/2014

MDE Stormwater Jobs

MDE in cooperation with the Maryland Center for Environmental Training (MCET) is hiring Natural Resources Planners and Regulatory and Compliance Engineers to support the oversight of Maryland's erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) stormwater programs. Please follow the link below and click on "MCET Natural Resource Planner" and "MCET Regulatory and Compliance Engineer" to learn more about these offerings.

https://csmd.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.welcome&category_id=15240&company_id=15554&version=1&startflag=1&parent=Benefited%20Positions&levelid1=15240
Applications will be continually accepted until all of the positions are filled.

12/17/2013

Water Quality Manager

Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER, a program of not-for-profit Blue Water Baltimore, is hiring a Water Quality Manager to assist with management of water quality monitoring operations and volunteer coordination. The Water Quality Manager will be responsible for managing both staff-based and staff-led volunteer water quality and pollution monitoring studies. The Water Quality Manager will also work closely with the Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER to align water quality monitoring and assessment toward policy and legal advocacy initiatives. The Water Quality Manger will be responsible for managing the Adopt-A-Stream program and citizen pollution reporting programming and will report directly to the WATERKEEPER. For more information and to apply: http://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/wp-content/uploads/WQ_Manager_position2013.pdf

11/6/2013

SUPERVISORY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST

District Department of the Environment
MS-0028-14
JOB ID 23292

Brief Description of Duties:
This position is located in the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), Natural Resources Administration, Watershed Protection Division, Inspection and Enforcement Branch. The position is classified as a supervisory environmental protection specialist. The incumbent serves as the branch chief of the Inspection and Enforcement Branch managing the day-to-day operation of the branch and providing a high level of technical assistance and direction to environmental engineers, scientists, specialists, and administrative staff. The selected individual plans, prioritizes, supervises, assigns, reviews and participates in the work of staff enforcing federal and District of Columbia (District) environmental laws and regulations, especially in the areas of soil erosion and sediment control and stormwater management. The branch chief develops goals, objectives, policies, and standard operating procedures for the branch; recommends and implements policies and procedures; and monitors work activities to ensure compliance with policies and procedures. The selected individual provides or coordinates staff training, works with staff to correct deficiencies, and implements discipline procedures. The incumbent responds to citizen complaints, including conducting investigations, attending citizen meetings, recommending resolutions, and preparing written reports. The branch chief ensures that the staff maintains accurate documentation and case files on all investigations, inspections, and enforcement actions. The selected individual prepares a variety of written reports, memos, and letters and acts as a liaison to other DDOE branches and divisions and District of Columbia Government agencies to ensure that stormwater management and sediment and erosion control requirements are met. A strong understanding of computers, databases, and automation of procedures is a plus. A driver’s license is required.

Ranking Factors:
-Mastery of the principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques related to stormwater management, soil erosion and sediment control, and water pollution control that will enable the incumbent to serve as the supervisor and technical and regulatory expert for the Inspection and Enforcement Branch.
-Knowledge of applicable federal and District environmental legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures, especially in the areas of stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and water pollution control.
-A strong understanding of the modernization of systems and technologies in order to carry out an effective environmental compliance program.
-Experience managing others in a professional setting.
-Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences, including local, state, regional, and federal agency officials; technical staff members; community groups; and individuals.

To Apply: Go to http://dchr.dc.gov; select “careers” and “employment opportunities”; then select “advanced search” and search under Job ID. You must apply online.

10/17/2013

Rock Creek Conservancy Executive Director

Rock Creek Conservancy seeks a visionary leader with strong management skills to serve as executive director. This is an exceptional opportunity for a person committed to the protection and promotion of Rock Creek as a natural treasure and community resource. The 125th anniversary of Rock Creek Park in 2015 provides a unique leadership opportunity to mobilize partners, raise awareness, and secure financial support for the park and Rock Creek Conservancy.

See the full job description at www.rockcreekconservancy.org/index.php/who-we-are/employment

To apply, please e-mail:

  1. cover letter that explains why you're interested and qualified,
  2. resume that conveys your leadership and management accomplishments, and
  3. three-year salary history (which will be held in strict confidence)
to the search committee at EDsearch@rockcreekconservancy.org. Attached files in Microsoft Word or PDF only.

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled; all applications will be treated confidentially and acknowledged promptly. No phone calls, please.

9/23/2013

Education Program Coordinator

The Annapolis Maritime Museum educates youth and adults about the Annapolis area's rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events. The Museum´s Education Program is recognized for its innovative curriculum; educating more than 3000 public and private school children and adults annually in science and social studies using Chesapeake Bay heritage and ecology as an integrating educational context.

The Education Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting with and developing multiple programs for learners ranging from pre-K to adult. Much of the Museum´s curriculum is aligned with Anne Arundel County public and private schools and supports Maryland´s Environmental Literacy Initiative.
This is a full-time position. The education program coordinator reports to the Director of Education.

A Successful candidate will have the following skills or qualifications:
  • An undergraduate degree in Biology, Ecology, Museum Studies or related field
  • At least 2 years´ experience educating in a field or outdoor setting is strongly desired
  • Experience in curriculum development and delivery of educational programs
  • Experience developing and managing volunteers
  • Basic computer skills (Power Point, Word, and Excel)
  • Grant writing skills are desired
Job Responsibilities:
Education Programs:
  • Manage scheduling for education programs
  • Deliver and implement education programs
  • Coordinate staffing assignments for education programs (volunteers and paid staff)
  • Delegate programming responsibilities to volunteers, interns and school staff prior to and during education programs
  • Assist in the promotion of and recruitment for Museum programs
  • Assist in design and evaluation of school, adult and public education programming
Volunteers and Interns:
  • Manage, schedule and correspond with volunteers for all Museum programs
  • Recruit new volunteers
  • Coordinate and implement volunteer trainings
  • Track volunteers numbers and hours
  • Manage application process for Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer
  • Coordinate high school internship program
  • Manage volunteer blog and e-blasts

Please send letter of interest, your resume, and three references to:

jfalk@amaritime.org (Submitting via email preferred), or via mail:
Annapolis Maritime Museum
Attn: Education Director /Education Program Coordinator Position
PO Box 3088
Annapolis MD 21403

To learn more about the museum: www.amaritime.org

9/18/2013

Fall Watershed Restoration Assistant

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is currently recruiting for a Fall Watershed Restoration Assistant in their Annapolis headquarters.

The Restoration Assistant will be responsible for pre-event preparation and post-event organization and data entry for several large-scale restoration projects and events throughout the watershed during the fall months. The complete job description is listed on the Jobs page of www.cbf.org.

Please email KDiggs@cbf.org if you have any questions.

9/3/2013

Engineering/Water Resources Position Available - AKRF, Inc.

Hanover, MD

AKRF, Inc. is a multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in environmental, planning, and engineering services. Founded in 1981, AKRF brings together the talents of approximately 200 scientists, planners, engineers, cultural resource specialists, historians and other technical staff from five locations, including New Jersey (Mt. Laurel), Maryland (Baltimore metropolitan area), and New York (New York City, White Plains, and Long Island), to handle a wide variety of projects for public agencies, private clients, and municipalities, and to deliver solutions to environmental problems with substantial, measurable value.

AKRF’s Hanover, Maryland office is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial full-time Water Resources Professional with 10+ years of experience to lead the expansion of a growing water resources practice in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. metropolitan region. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in, aptitude for, and prior experience with planning and designing ecologically-based stream restoration or green stormwater infrastructure projects in urban settings and familiarity with Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia stormwater, NPDES, and MS4 regulations and TMDL programs. Building on AKRF’s strong body of existing water resources work in the mid-Atlantic region, the candidate will play a key role in expanding AKRF’s water resources market position in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metropolitan area and will be expected to identify and develop new clients, generate significant new revenue, and build appropriate staff and technical capabilities to support new work. As such, prior proven business development experience is a must. The candidate should be prepared to discuss specific business development opportunities with specific clients of interest. Prior work experience and well developed client relationships with public water resources management agencies in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region is strongly preferred.

In addition to business development credentials, specific experience in more than one of the following areas is required: stream restoration/natural channel design, stormwater BMP/green infrastructure design, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, ecological landscape design, fluvial geomorphic analysis/assessment, and wetland restoration design. A Maryland P.E. or Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Water Resources Science/Engineering or related field is required. Prior experience with applications such as AutoCAD Civil 3D, SWMM, Hydro-CAD, and HEC-RAS is desired. The successful candidate should be motivated and hard-working, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work well independently and as part of a team.

AKRF offers excellent benefits in a casual, friendly, but hard-working environment with great opportunities for individual growth, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For consideration for this position, please email resume and cover letter to sszalay@akrf.com. Please include “Engineer Position - MD” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you.

8/15/2013

Parks & People Foundation Part-time Lead and Assistant Environmental Educator Position Openings

Parks & People Foundation is seeking experienced and enthusiastic Lead and Assistant Environmental Educators for their after-school, grades K-8 Environmental Education (EE) programs for Baltimore City youth.

Parks and People EE after-school programs are designed to improve academic skills in math, science, and literacy while also providing meaningful experiences in nature and exposure to green careers. EE programs are place-based and immerse students in the discovery of watersheds and urban ecosystems through hands-on interactive activities, field investigations, and creative art projects. Students learn about environmental literacy topics related to water quality, soils, biodiversity, air quality, natural resources, urban food gardening, health and nutrition. The programs also feature service learning opportunities where students engage in restoration and community outreach projects that encourage students to become environmental stewards in their own communities. To learn more about Parks & People EE, please visit our website

For full job descriptions, please see these two documents:

Watershed Scientist

Summary:
Versar’s Environmental Services Group, Columbia Maryland Office has an immediate opening available for an experienced watershed scientist to assist the company in meeting clients’ needs in this expanding business area. Position duties may include any of the following: fieldwork, field team leadership, field equipment management, task management, writing assignments, data compilation, and data quality control. Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science (or equivalent) is required.

Position Description:
The successful applicant will be familiar with and be able to meet clients’ needs in several of the following tasks:

  • Storm runoff monitoring
  • Stream geomorphic surveys
  • Stream benthic surveys
  • Stream fish surveys
  • Illicit discharge detection and elimination
  • Upland watershed assessments using Center for Watershed Protection methods

Experience & Skills Needed:

  • Electronic flow monitoring
  • Automated sampling using ISCO equipment
  • Stream velocity measurements using flowmeter and wading rod
  • Fluvial geomorphic assessment (Rosgen or equivalent training is preferred)
  • Benthic sampling using methods comparable to Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS)
  • Fish sampling using backpack electroshocker
  • ArcGIS
  • Microsoft Office
  • Work evenings and weekends as wet weather monitoring conditions warrant
  • Flexibility to work with a variety of staff, projects, and task timelines

Additional information about Versar related to this opportunity may be found at our corporate web site (www.versar.com) and our Mid-Atlantic regional office site (esm.versar.com). Interested candidates should submit a resume through Versar’s corporate web site (www.versar.com) on the “Careers” page, referencing position number 2012-1465. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Versar, Inc.
9200 Rumsey Road
Columbia, MD 21045-1934

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2014 Board Meeting Schedule

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  • February 10, 2014
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    Versar, Inc. Office
    Columbia, MD
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  • April 15, 2014
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD
  • July 15, 2014
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD
  • October 21, 2014
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD

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