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

Environmental Program Assistant

Columbia Association (CA) is seeking an Environmental Program Assistant to support energy management, watershed, and general sustainability initiatives. The selected candidate will: 1) assist in the implementation of programs in the community such as Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and Rain Garden Cost Share; and 2) work within CA operations to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. Activities will include input and analysis of environmental data such as facility energy audit and utility information, and management of rain garden applications, cost share fees, maintenance agreements and site inspections.

Qualifications and skills:

Candidate should have a basic understanding of environmental science including: awareness of energy supply, energy management, energy efficiency, climate change, watershed management, and terrestrial and aquatic biology, and waste management. Candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and be comfortable performing quantitative analyses.

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or related field.

Send Resume to:
Columbia Association
9450 Gerwig Ln
Columbia MD 21046
c/o John McCoy

7/6/2015

Communications & Development Associate

Hiring OrganizationChesapeake Bay Trust
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/cd-associate-job-description-final1.pdf
Job Closing Date17 July 2015

The Communications and Development Associate will play an important role in orchestrating the Trust’s communications, development, and marketing functions.  In particular the Communications and Development Associate will assist with database management and donor cultivation, social media development, web content creation and management, newsletter production, media outreach, mailing and email list management, fundraising efforts, marketing campaigns and coordination and staffing of outreach events.  This person will be a key member of a thirteen-person staff, will work closely with the full staff, and will report to the Director of Communications, Marketing, and Development.

Primary Responsibilities:

            Development

  • Manages the Trust’s development database, including list acquisition and segmentation, solicitation follow-up, donor management and recognition, and constituent correspondence.
  • Assists with fundraising appeals, including message development, appeal design, tracking of donors and list segmentation.
  • Manages online giving opportunities.
  • Assists with key funding partnership development.
  • Assists with new development projects, programs, and initiatives as they are developed.

         Marketing 

  • Serves as the lead on several programs to market the Treasure the Chesapeake license plate program, including the Plate Perks program.
  • Serves as the lead on the Trust’s social media efforts to promote several of the Trust’s funding sources.
  • Drafts and designs marketing materials, social graphics, and other promotional collateral.
  • Helps plan the Trust’s major events throughout the year, including registration, on-site efforts, volunteer solicitations, sponsorship acquisition, and marketing efforts.

         Communications

  • Updates and maintains the Trust’s websites, drafts and designs the Trust’s e-newsletters, and designs and manages printed newsletters for donors.
  • Assists with media outreach and events, including public relations efforts and on-site activities, as well as tracks media coverage.
  • Tracks grantee data for annual reporting.
  • Coordinates the Trust’s annual awards program, including marketing of program and solicitation and review of applicants.This position involves some travel (mostly within Maryland) and some evening and weekend hours

Skills and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, or related field is required.
  • Two to four years of experience in development, marketing and/or communications is required.
  • Experience with databases, social media, web design, and email communication tools required.
  • Experience with various development techniques (such as exposure to endowments and major gift solicitation) is preferred.
  • Strong computer literacy is required: MS Office, Adobe, and CMS.
  • Experience with graphic design and collateral development is preferred, as is experience with In Design.
  • Required characteristics include:
    • Attention to detail. The right candidate must be exceptionally thorough and detail-orientated and enjoy analyzing donor data.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively with deadlines.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to keep up-to-date records.

To apply:  Applications will begin to be reviewed on July 17, 2015, though the position will remain open until filled. Please send a resume and cover letter via email to hadams@cbtrust.org and place “Communications and Development Associate” in the subject line of the email.  In your cover letter, please address your ability, based on your skills and experience, to accomplish the duties of the position in the three areas of development, marketing, and communications.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust 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.

6/23/2015

Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Goal Team Staffer

Hiring OrganizationChesapeake Research Consortium
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/water-quality-git-position-announcement.pdf
Job Closing Date5 July 2015

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Protect and Restore Water Quality Goal Implementation Team.  The objective of this goal implementation team is to coordinate and provide support to the Bay Program partners in implementing nutrient and sediment reduction efforts necessary to meet the water quality goals set to restore the Bay’s living resources. The group’s primary focus is to support efforts to reduce and cap the nutrient and sediment loads entering the Bay and to ensure that these reductions are maintained over time.

The candidate selected for this position will be involved in goal implementation team activities and will be responsible for meeting organization and support, member coordination and communication, task tracking, research and synthesis activities, and additional special projects as assigned.  The experiences and skills gained from the three-year appointment will be valuable to someone seeking further education or career development in the policy or scientific fields.  The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree in natural or agricultural sciences, environmental management, public policy, law, watershed planning, environmental economics, or a related field, with specific knowledge or experience in watershed management, nonpoint/point source pollution, and clean water law and policy.
  • Experience or interest in agricultural sciences preferred.
  • Familiarity with the federal Clean Water Act.
  • Ability to work with people with a diversity of interests in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
  • Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage and update content through a content management system for the Goal Implementation Team web page.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (knowledge of Microsoft Access a plus).
  • Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.).
  • Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
  • A will to explore your career options and the passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

The annual salary is $38,475 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 the Water Quality GIT is available atwww.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.

6/23/2015

Multiple Openings in Chesapeake Research Consortium's Environmental Management Career Development Program

Hiring OrganizationChesapeake Research Consortium
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeake.org/positions.php
Job Closing Date5 July 2015

Chesapeake Research Consortium works in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program located in Annapolis, Maryland to provide three-year opportunities for emerging environmental professionals in which participants experience the interaction of science, policy development, and management by focusing on critical issues such as habitat, fisheries, toxic contaminants, nutrients and sediment, growth and development, climate change, monitoring, and environmental modeling within the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.

On a typical day, CRC Chesapeake Bay Program Staffers can be engaged in wide variety of activities. Staffers complete routine administrative activities such as organizing meetings, drafting minutes and reports, populating databases, and communicating with partnership members and are often assigned in-depth, substantive projects to help facilitate a particular Bay Program objective. Throughout the course of their appointment, Staffers are encouraged to take advantage of multiple professional development activities that are designed to help each Staffer explore future career avenues and expand their professional background and skill set. These opportunities come in many forms ranging from individual conference attendance, interaction with local researchers, completing an independent project, and volunteering to participation in group trainings and field outings.

We currently have three opening in the program for positions supporting the Habitat Goal Implementation Team (close date 6/21), the Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (close date 6/25), and the Water Quality Goal Implementation Team (close date 7/5).  Individual announcements for each opening are posted at http//www.chesapeake.org/positions.php.

6/23/2015

Environmental Scientist/Project Manager - Hunt Valley, MD

Hiring OrganizationSkelly and Loy, Inc.
Job Announcementhttps://www.skellyloy.com
Job Closing Date14 August 2015

Skelly and Loy is seeking an Environmental Scientist/Project Manager to join our Hunt Valley, Maryland team. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with natural resources and environmental planning expertise in the Mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia).

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology, natural resources, environmental or planning discipline or a Bachelor of Art (B.A.) degree with demonstrated technical experience, and a minimum of ten (10) years of professional technical experience one or more complex or large-scale projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide technical support for a diversity of professional services including, but not limited to, wetland and forest stand delineations, tree preservation planning, fluvial geomorphic analysis, T&Es, water quality monitoring, natural resources studies, permitting and agency coordination, compliance and expert testimony, ecosystem restoration, low impact development (LID), environmental site design (ESD), technical training and meeting facilitations, and support efforts associated with NEPA/MEPA planning and the TMDL/NPDES program
• Serve as technical lead on several environmental/engineering projects of major scope or several projects of limited scope
• Lead, organize and participate in client and agency meetings, public meetings, field work, and site visits
• Provide technical direction and oversight to staff scientists for technical activities
• Review and approve technical work performed
• Participate in and/or manage the development of technical scope and costs for proposals and presentations
• Provide environmental compliance monitoring/inspection services for major design/build projects and as owner representation
• Service/participation on technical committees, organizations and/or academic institutions

REQUIRED SKILLS

• Experience in environmental compliance monitoring/inspection services
• Maryland Erosion and Sediment Control Green Card
• Certification as a Maryland State Forest Conservation Qualified Professional
• Knowledge of local, state and federal permitting regulations and NEPA/MEPA procedures
• Ability to provide technical direction and mentorship to project-level staff
• Project management and client relations skills
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

DESIRED SKILLS

• Experience in Maryland MBSS protocols and procedures
• Broad experience and knowledge in the EPA Chesapeake Bay TMDL/NPDES requirements
• Maryland State Highway Erosion and Sediment Control Yellow Card
• Established client relationships in the public and private sectors within the Mid-Atlantic region

SKELLY AND LOY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

6/23/2015

Senior Environmental Scientist - Hunt Valley, MD

Hiring OrganizationSkelly and Loy, Inc.
Job Announcementhttps://www.skellyloy.com
Job Closing Date14 August 2015

Skelly and Loy is seeking a senior environmental scientist to join our Hunt Valley, Maryland team. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with natural resources and environmental planning expertise in the Mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia). The selected candidate will provide technical support for a diversity of professional services including, but not limited to, ecosystem restoration, low impact development (LID), environmental site design (ESD) and stormwater management, water quality monitoring, natural resources studies, permitting, agency coordination, compliance and expert testimony; technical training and meeting facilitations, and support efforts associated with NEPA/MEPA planning and the TMDL/NPDES program. The position will also involve providing environmental compliance monitoring/inspection services for major design/build projects and as owner representation.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology, natural resources, environmental or planning discipline and a minimum of fifteen (15) years of professional technical experience with one or more complex or large-scale projects

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serve as technical lead on several environmental/engineering projects of major scope or several projects of limited scope
• Lead, organize and participate in client and agency meetings, public meetings, field work, and site visits
• Provide technical direction and oversight to staff scientists for technical activities
• Review and approve technical work performed
• Participate in and/or manage the develop of technical scope and costs for proposals and presentations
• Service/participation on technical committees, organizations and/or academic institutions

REQUIRED SKILLS

• Experience and knowledge in the EPA Chesapeake Bay TMDL/NPDES requirements
• Expert level knowledge of local, state and federal permitting regulations and NEPA/MEPA procedures
• Provide technical direction and mentorship to project-level staff for technical activities
• Ability to participate in overnight and/or extended out-of-town project assignments within the region
• Project management and client relations skills

DESIRED SKILLS

• Service/participation on technical committees, organizations and/or academic institutions
• Knowledge in agriculture and development offsets credit generating opportunities
• Established client relationships in the public and private sectors within the Mid-Atlantic region
• Excellent communication and writing skills including grant preparation
SKELLY AND LOY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

6/23/2015

Senior Compliance Specialist/Environmental - Hunt Valley, MD

Hiring OrganizationSkelly and Loy, Inc.
Job Announcementhttps://www.skellyloy.com
Job Closing Date14 August 2015

Skelly and Loy is seeking a senior compliance specialist to join our Hunt Valley, Maryland team. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with natural resources and environmental planning expertise in the Mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia). The selected candidate will provide technical support for a diversity of professional services including, but not limited to, ecosystem restoration, low impact development (LID), environmental site design (ESD) and stormwater management, water quality monitoring, natural resources studies, permitting, agency coordination, compliance and expert testimony; technical training and meeting facilitations, and support efforts associated with NEPA/MEPA planning and the TMDL/NPDES program. The position will also involve providing environmental compliance monitoring/inspection services for major design/build projects and as owner representation.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology, natural resources, environmental or planning discipline and a minimum of 20 years of professional technical experience one or more complex or large-scale projects

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serve as technical lead on several environmental/engineering projects of major scope or several projects of limited scope
• Lead, organize and participate in client and agency meetings, public meetings, field work, and site visits
• Provide technical direction and oversight to staff scientists for technical activities
• Review and approve technical work performed
• Participate in and/or manage the develop of technical scope and costs for proposals and presentations
• Service/participation on technical committees, organizations and/or academic institutions

REQUIRED SKILLS

• Experience and knowledge in the EPA Chesapeake Bay TMDL/NPDES requirements
• Expert level knowledge of local, state and federal permitting regulations and NEPA/MEPA procedures
• Provide technical direction and mentorship to project-level staff for technical activities
• Ability to participate in overnight and/or extended out-of-town project assignments within the region
• Project management and client relations skills

DESIRED SKILLS

• Service/participation on technical committees, organizations and/or academic institutions
• Knowledge in agriculture and development offsets credit generating opportunities
• Established client relationships in the public and private sectors within the Mid-Atlantic region
• Excellent communication and writing skills including grant preparation
SKELLY AND LOY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

6/23/2015

Environmental Scientist - Hunt Valley, MD

Hiring OrganizationSkelly and Loy, Inc.
Job Announcementhttps://www.skellyloy.com
Job Closing Date14 August 2015

Skelly and Loy is seeking an environmental scientist to join our Hunt Valley, Maryland team. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with technical experience in natural resources in the Mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia). The selected candidate will provide technical support for a diversity of professional services including, but not limited to, wetland and forest stand delineations, tree preservation planning, fluvial geomorphic analysis, T&Es, water quality monitoring, natural resources studies, permitting and agency coordination, ecosystem restoration, GIS/GPS/CADD support and support efforts associated with NEPA/MEPA planning and the TMDL/NPDES program.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor of Science degree in biology, natural resources, environmental or planning discipline or a Bachelor of Art degree with demonstrated technical experience and a minimum of five (5) years of professional technical experience

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serve as team leader on several environmental/engineering projects
• Lead and/or assist in field activities, data collection, management, presentation and review of environmental projects
• Provide technical direction and oversight to junior scientists for technical activities
• Lead, organize and participate in client and agency meetings, public meetings, field work, and site vi • Service/participation on technical committees, organizations and/or academic institutions

REQUIRED SKILLS

• Experience in wetland and forest stand delineations, fluvial geomorphic analysis, T&Es, and water quality monitoring
• Experience in the use of GIS/GPS/CADD technologies as related to environmental products and services
• Knowledge of local, state and federal permitting regulations and NEPA/MEPA procedures
• Ability to participate in overnight and/or extended out-of-town project assignments within the region
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

DESIRED SKILLS

• Broad experience and knowledge in the EPA Chesapeake Bay TMDL/NPDES requirements, low impact development (LID), environmental site design (ESD) and stormwater management
• Experience providing environmental compliance monitoring/inspection services for major design/build projects and as owner representation

SKELLY AND LOY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

6/23/2015

Principal Scientist - Environmental

Hiring OrganizationSkelly and Loy, Inc.
Job Announcementhttps://www.skellyloy.com
Job Closing Date14 August 2015

Skelly and Loy is seeking a principal scientist to join our Hunt Valley, Maryland team. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with technical experts in natural and water resources in the Mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia). The selected candidate will provide management and technical support for a diversity of professional services including, but not limited to, wetland and forest stand delineations, tree preservation planning, fluvial geomorphic analysis, T&Es, water quality monitoring, natural resources studies, permitting and agency coordination, ecosystem restoration, and support efforts associated with NEPA/MEPA planning and the TMDL/NPDES program. The position will also involve providing environmental compliance monitoring/inspection services for major design/build projects and as owner representation.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology, natural resources, environmental or planning discipline or a Bachelor of Art (B.A.) degree with demonstrated technical experience. Minimum of fifteen (15) years of professional technical experience with eight (8) years of experience in management of one or more complex or large-scale projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serve as project manager on several environmental/engineering projects of major scope or several projects of limited scope
• Responsible for technical aspects on natural resources projects, financial tracking and schedules
• Lead and participate in client and agency meetings, public meetings, field work, and site visits
• Provide technical direction and mentorship to project-level staff for technical activities
• Review and approve technical work performed
• Participate in and/or manage the develop of technical scope and costs for proposals and presentations
• Service/participation on technical committees, organizations and/or academic institutions

REQUIRED SKILLS

• Experience in environmental compliance monitoring/inspection services
• Maryland Erosion and Sediment Control Green and Yellow Cards
• Knowledge of local, state and federal permitting regulations and NEPA/MEPA procedures
• Certification as a Maryland State Forest Conservation Qualified Professional
• Ability to participate in overnight and/or extended out-of-town project assignments within the region
• Project management and client relations skills
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

DESIRED SKILLS

• Broad experience and knowledge in the EPA Chesapeake Bay TMDL/NPDES requirements, water monitoring, low impact development (LID), environmental site design (ESD) and stormwater management
• Established client relationships in the public and private sectors within the Mid-Atlantic region

SKELLY AND LOY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

6/23/2015

Fisheries Goal Team Staffer

Hiring OrganizationChesapeake Research Consortium
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/fisheries-git-position-announcement.pdf
Job Closing Date25 June 2015

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program’s Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT). The purpose of the GIT is to enhance cross-jurisdictional, ecosystem-based fisheries management in the Chesapeake Bay and use science to inform management decisions. The Fisheries GIT is comprised of the lead state fisheries managers, scientists, and key stakeholders from around the Bay to improve management and recovery of fish and shellfish species, including oysters, blue crab, menhaden, striped bass, shad, herring, and their ecosystem. The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

This position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to improved understanding and management of Chesapeake Bay living resources. The staffer will gain valuable experience working on science and policy issues that cross state and political boundaries and require significant stakeholder engagement. The staffer will become familiar with the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program and the members of the Fisheries GIT and experience first-hand development and implementation of resource management policies. The staffer for this goal team should expect to engage in synthesizing complex scientific issues for use in management and policy discussions, and providing support to and participating in GIT meetings. The experiences and skills gained from the three-year appointment will be valuable to someone seeking further education or career development in the policy or scientific fields.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on natural or environmental science and/or policy (or a related area of study), emphasis on fishery science and/or management a plus.
  • Ability to work with people with a diversity of interests in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
  • Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy and timeliness.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage and update content through a content management system for the Goal Implementation Team web page.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (knowledge of Microsoft Access a plus).
  • Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.).
  • Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
  • A will to explore your career options and the passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

The annual salary is $38,475 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 the Sustainable Fisheries GIT is available atwww.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.

6/23/2015

Urban Conservation Specialist

Hiring OrganizationThomas Jefferson Soil And Water Conservation District
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/TJSWCD-Position-Announcement-UrbanConsSpec.pdf
Job Closing Date2 July 2015

Please distribute as appropriate:

TJSWCD Position Announcement – UrbanConsSpec

6/23/2015

Nature Preserve Property Manager

Hiring OrganizationAudubon Naturalist Society
Job Closing Date17 July 2015

The Audubon Naturalist Society, whose mission is to inspire residents of the greater Washington, DC, region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy, is searching for a Nature Preserve Property Manager. Roughly half the time will be spent outdoors managing tree and plant restoration on the grounds while the other half will be spent overseeing interior and exterior maintenance of the historic Woodend Mansion, the headquarters of ANS.

The ideal candidate will be a team player with a willingness to learn and have excellent communications skills in interacting with the public, vendors, volunteers and staff. The candidate should also be handy in making small repairs and will work to keep our public face crisp, clean and welcoming. The Property Manager will create supporting operational and capital budgets and supervise the assistant property manager and outside contractors. Must be willing to work outside of regular business hours.

For a complete description of responsibilities visit our website at www.ANShome.org. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to contact@anshome.org by July 17, 2015.

6/23/2015

Policy Director, MD and DC

Hiring OrganizationPotomac Conservancy
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/policy-director-mddc1.pdf
Job Closing Date10 July 2015

Potomac Conservancy seeks an experienced Policy Director to lead local and state level policy and advocacy campaigns in Maryland and Washington, D.C. This role develops and leads campaign strategies that encourage elected officials and other decision makers to enact river-friendly land-use policies, sufficient appropriations, and pollution reduction programs.

Founded in 1993, Potomac Conservancy is a vibrant and growing environmental organization. We are the region’s leading clean water advocate, advancing an agenda to ensure the Potomac River boasts clean drinking water, healthy lands, and connected communities. You will be joining a fun and entrepreneurial team of dedicated staff members who seek to improve the water quality of the Potomac and its tributaries by motivating and activating an impassioned base of local river advocates. Join us and make a difference in your community!

The Policy Director serves as an important member of the Potomac Conservancy team and will contribute to organizational management strategies that help shape the growth of the organization and advance it towards its mission.  The ideal candidate is a passionate and committed advocate with a knack for campaign strategy, lobbying, policy analysis, and coalition building. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience exercising disciplined thinking to craft strategic, efficient, and effective policy campaigns.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Guide campaign strategy and department goals.
  • Meet with and educate decision-makers at the local, state, and agency level.
  • Analyze and track legislation, agency regulations, and local codes and ordinances.
  • Draft and deliver comments and testimony on the organization’s position related to local and state policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Lead a small team of campaign staff to drive impactful results that contribute to building the local clean water movement and growing the power of grassroots advocates.
  • Identify opportunities for unique leadership and co-leadership roles to drive effective conservation results in the Conservancy’s priority local jurisdictions.
  • Serve as the organization’s lead external representative on key policy and legislative coalitions in Maryland and D.C.
  • Partner with agencies and other conservation NGOs to analyze water quality data and milestone reports to determine pace and progress of compliance with State and Federal requirements by priority jurisdictions.
  • Draft grant proposals and grant reports to sustain and grow the Policy Department’s budget.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years experience working in conservation policy or advocacy.
  • Passion and commitment for rivers and streams and the conservation of these water resources.
  • Experience building and managing cooperative partnerships and coalitions to advance shared goals.
  • Specific experience engaging a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Strong writing abilities.
  • Successful track record of securing grant funding.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
  • Disciplined focus, demonstrated ability to execute plans.
  • Robust and tested public speaking abilities.
  • A personal connection to water ecosystems is a plus.
  • Experience managing staff preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL is strongly preferred.

Location, Schedule, and Travel: Potomac Conservancy is headquartered in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, with a field office in Winchester, Virginia. This position will be based in Silver Spring and reports to the President.  The position requires regular travel within the region.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time, hourly position (40 hours per week) with an annual compensation of $47,000 – $52,000. In addition to staff outings, benefits include medical and dental coverage; 18 days paid time off and 10 holidays per year; working with bright, fun coworkers; and interacting with an engaged board of directors.

To Apply: The deadline for applications is July 10, 2015. To be considered, you need to submit a cover letter and resume to resume@potomac.org. Potomac Conservancy is an equal-opportunity employer.

6/23/2015

Environmental Protection Specialist

Hiring OrganizationDistrict Department of the Environment
Job Announcementhttp://www.dchr.dc.gov
Job Closing Date29 June 2015

Environmental Protection Specialist – CS-0028-11, #JO-1505-2469 (1 position). This position is located in the Natural Resources Administration, Water Quality Division, Monitoring and Assessment Branch. This announcement is “Open to the Public”.  The opening date is May 29, 2015, the first screening in June 12, 2015 and closes on June 29, 2015.

For more detailed information regarding this opportunity, please go to the DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at www.dchr.dc.gov and search under “Employment Opportunities.”

6/23/2015

LandScope Chesapeake Fellow

Hiring OrganizationNatureServe
Job Announcementhttps://natureserve.applicantpro.com/jobs/218488.html
Job Closing Date30 June 2015

SUMMARY OF JOB

The LandScope Chesapeake Fellow will strengthen communication and outreach among Chesapeake Conservation Partnership organizations and will promote LandScope Chesapeake among target user groups. In this role, s/he will work closely with the LandScope Chesapeake team to contact current and potential partners, identify their roles in the project, and coordinate the appropriate follow-on tasks. Current partners include state and federal natural resource agencies, conservation NGOs, and other members of the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership (http://www.chesapeakeconservation.org/). The LandScope team has identified additional partners that require further engagement, including state historic resource agencies and land trusts. The LandScope Chesapeake Fellow will work with the LandScope team to prioritize prospective partners that may contribute geospatial, narrative and multi-media content. S/he will also identify, contact, and cultivate potential users of the website.
This is a full-time (35 hour per week) six-month duration paid fellowship position based at the NatureServe home office in Arlington, VA. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, excellent communicator who is enthusiastic about taking on new tasks and dedicated to conservation. The essential job functions listed below are not meant to be all inclusive and may be subject to change at any time. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Work in coordination with the LandScope Chesapeake project team to identify and engage partners and determine mutually beneficial ways for the partners to participate in LandScope.
  2. Cultivate partner relationships by facilitating regular communication between LandScope and the partner organization points of contact.
  3. Document partner communication and maintain records on each partner’s role via a project database.
  4. As required, formalize new partner relationship terms by developing memoranda of understanding, data use agreements, or similar instruments.
  5. Coordinate with content providers to acquire and prepare geospatial, narrative and multi-media content for publication on the website and ensure review and approval of their content before it is published.
  6. Assist the LandScope Chesapeake team in executing outreach strategies to help market the website to target audiences and facilitate content acquisition.
  7. Carry out special projects and other duties as assigned by supervisor.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Outgoing and collaborative working style.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide array of partners.
  • Highly organized, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to self-manage time and assignments and balance multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office suite of tools.
  • Experience working with GIS data.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Personal commitment to and belief in conservation of the environment.
  • Background in U.S. land conservation issues.
  • Experience managing simple databases.
  • Experience working with Esri web map publishing platforms, including ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time.
  • Requires frequent communication, verbal and written.
  • Ability to hear well and speak clearly to engage effectively with NatureServe, partners and staff.
  • Requires ability to visually or otherwise identify, observe or assess.
  • Ability to conform to standard office hours.
  • Typing and repetitive motions associated with computer keyboarding responsibilities.
  • Ability to travel occasionally and independently, primarily within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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5/5/2015

Program Manager

Hiring OrganizationAlice Ferguson Foundation
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/trash-program-manager-announcement-april-2015.docx

The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) is seeking a Program Manager to oversee its Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative. AFF is an environmental educational organization focused on connecting people to the natural world, sustainable agricultural practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative (Trash Initiative) is a leader in the metropolitan Washington DC region in addressing and studying the issue of litter. The Trash Initiative works to create lasting reduction of litter and waste in the Washington, DC region through public education, advocacy, market-based incentives and strong policy and regulatory efforts. AFF believes in building momentum and creating change by collaborating with local partners to ensure clean land, safe water, and healthy lives for the residents of the Potomac Watershed. www.fergusonfoundation.org

Position Summary
The Trash Initiative Program Manager is responsible for programmatic management and supervision of Trash Initiative staff. The Manager oversees a variety of grant funded projects, including management of financials and deliverables. The Manager also provides leadership in keeping AFF abreast of current changes in litter prevention, waste management and reduction, and community based social marketing, and provides external leadership for the organization in relevant fields. The Manager aligns the Trash Initiative with the Foundation’s strategic plan and mission.

The Program Manager will ensure successful administration and growth of the Trash Initiative’s projects and events. Its main project is a public service campaign that is implemented on jurisdictional and community, grassroots levels. Key events include the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, a regional cleanup that serves over 14,000 volunteers and roughly 500 partners annually, and the Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit conference. Additional duties include advocacy work, including providing testimony, and facilitating collaboration among partners to address the region’s trash problem. The position is full-time with benefits, and will require occasional evenings and weekends. Applicants must have regular access to a reliable vehicle.

Requirements
The successful candidate will be a self-starter with experience in programmatic leadership and supervision, as well as planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs. The Manager must demonstrate ability to build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders such as county governments and nonprofits, with the goal of serving existing audiences while expanding the scope and scale of stakeholders reached. The Manager will have project management experience and a demonstrated ability to keep projects on time and on budget. The Manager must have strong writing and communications skills, with experience using spreadsheets and other programs to analyze and present data. The Manager should have experience in developing projects for proposal to funders, including concept, scope of work, and budgets.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision; be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collegial, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment; and be able to work with high level constituents, including donors and board members. The candidate should possess strong organizational, research, marketing, and business process skills. The candidate also must demonstrate creative problem-solving and decision-making skills, flexibility, initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy and discretion.

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. A dynamic and collaborative working environment is among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation which features a beautiful work environment in a national park setting at its Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center in Accokeek, MD. To apply, email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to HR@fergusonfoundation.org.

This announcement will remain open until the position is filled.

5/5/2015

Web Development Intern

Hiring OrganizationUniversity of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Job Announcementhttp://www.umces.edu/job/web-development-intern

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) invites applications for a Web Development Intern.  The successful candidate will work with an established and dynamic team in partnership with Chesapeake Bay Program staff at the Chesapeake Bay Program office in Annapolis, Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay Program maintains several websites as a primary method of informing citizens and stakeholders about Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration efforts. A vast array of audience groups rely on key web-based communications as the method for staying abreast of key issues facing Chesapeake Bay restoration.

For more information visit: http://www.umces.edu/job/web-development-intern

4/30/2015

Chesapeake Program Director

Hiring OrganizationThe Campbell Foundation
Job Announcementhttp://www.campbellfoundation.org/jobs/

The Campbell Foundation is seeking a Program Director for their Chesapeake Office.  Please go to the web-site for additional information.  No phone calls or emails please.

4/23/2015

Development Director

Hiring OrganizationMidshore Riverkeeper Conservancy Inc
Job Announcementhttp://midshoreriverkeeper.org/mrc-seeks-director-of-development/

Job Description – Development Director

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) is seeking a qualified individual to serve as our Director of Development (DD). This individual, reporting to and in partnership with the executive director and deputy director, will spearhead development efforts as MRC continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the DD will have the opportunity to build the development function.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute MRC’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Manage the implementation of our Watergrass software and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Develop, build, expand, and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Oversee organization of special events
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Develop new grant opportunities and write grant proposals and support other staff doing the same

Qualifications

  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 5-plus years experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer database management

MRC is a non-profit river protection program located in Easton, Maryland. MRC presently has a staff of ten and works with hundreds of volunteers annually. We engage in river patrols, water quality monitoring, legislative, legal and policy advocacy, education and outreach, and develop and construct innovative pollution reducing projects in four counties. MRC presently has approximately 2,000 dues paying members.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to: ann@midshoreriverkeeper.org

4/23/2015

Campaign Coordinator

Hiring OrganizationWaterkeepers Chesapeake
Job Announcementhttp://www.waterkeeperschesapeake.org/images/Documents/Campaign_Coordinator_04072015.pdf

The Campaign Coordinator will report to the Executive Director to implement Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Agricultural Transparency campaign, help to manage other coalition campaigns, and assist with communications for the organization. We are looking for a well-rounded campaign generalist, capable of grassroots organizing, building partnerships, developing communications materials, communicating internally and externally, and with a committed passion for environmental advocacy.

This position will take the lead in implementing and managing our agricultural transparency communications campaign, which includes managing the campaign, coordinating communications, managing partnerships, and supporting the development of the campaign’s grassroots capacity. This campaign is focused on using innovative communications to reframe discussion and support policy objectives to promote pollution reductions from the agricultural sector. Additionally, this position will take a role in managing and coordinating other campaigns such as our Polluted Runoff Initiative, Clean Water & Clean Energy, and Clean Water Defense.

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4/23/2015

Nature Center Environmental Educator

Hiring OrganizationHoward County Recreation & Parks, Robinson Nature Center
Job Announcementhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/rnc_environmental-educator_application.pdf

Responsible for the development and implementation of environmental education programming in coordination with the Naturalist and Program Manager. Weekend work is required along with some evening hours. Work weeks will follow a Wednesday – Sunday schedule, totaling 37.5 hrs/week. Send completed applications and resume to Naturalist, Katie Peet, kpeet@howardcountymd.gov.

4/23/2015

Nature Center Facility Leader

Hiring OrganizationHoward County Recreation & Park, Robinson Nature Center
Job Announcementhttp://www.howardcountymd.gov/IFrameTemplate.aspx?ID=6442451745

This position performs intermediate level recreation services work ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the Center. This position provides support to the Facility Leader II and to full-time staff of the Center. This position will assist in providing customer service and support for center operations. Center hours are Wednesday-Sunday, weekend and some evening work is required.

4/23/2015

Postgraduate Intern at U.S. EPA: Fostering Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability for Clean and Safe Water

A postgraduate research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water (OW). The appointment will be served with the Office of Science and Technology (OST) in Washington, D.C.

The intern will join an OW team involved with a range of technical, policy and program support activities to assess how OW programs and policies can better foster consideration and integration of sustainability principles into its programs. Under the guidance of the mentor, s/he may be involved in:

  • attending meetings and conferences regarding water sustainability
  • creating connections for further integration of sustainability principles
  • implementing sustainability initiatives through research and policy priorities
  • writing blogs on sustainability across the nation
  • developing metrics and performance measures to assess progress
  • tracking EPA progress to implement sustainability goals

Through this project, the intern will develop a sound understanding of water resources management, including the critical challenges facing the U.S. and world, and gain an understanding of sustainability initiatives that are currently being implemented and are on the horizon to solve water resource issues. S/he will be exposed to regulatory, policy, technical, and research experiences related to Water Sustainability.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have received a master’s degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental public policy or a related field within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date.

U.S. Citizenship required. The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.

The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed up to three additional years upon EPA recommendation and subject to availability of funding. The participant will receive an annual stipend up to $52,668. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or a participant’s health insurance. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The participant does not become an EPA employee.

Technical Questions:

The mentor for this project is Jeff Lape (lape.jeff@epa.gov).

How to Apply:

An application can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/application.htmPlease reference Project # EPA Water 2015-343 when calling or writing for information.

3/24/2015

MDE Positions in Baltimore

MCET at the College of Southern Maryland has positions available supporting MDE in Baltimore. To submit applications please use this link to access all open positions.

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

2/19/2015

Environmental Educator/Center Manager

The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum and Environmental Center (the Museum) is accepting applications for an opening as a part-time environmental educator/center manager of our new environmental center (21 hours per week). We are seeking an environmental professional and dedicated educator/interpreter with strong writing, organizational, and inter-personal skills and fund raising and grant writing experience. Contact Bruce Russell at barussell52@verizon.net for the job description and/or for more information.

1/22/2015

Program Coordinator

Young Organization Looking for multi-talented Program Coordinator, responsible for supporting SustainaFest and its leadership in planning, executing and implementing the organization's mission to include general public and student events and programs through performance of administrative, coordination and management duties.

SustainaFest is a 501(c)3 Maryland nonprofit established in 2012 with a mission to educate and engage people of all ages and interests to take action in their everyday lives to strengthen communities, improve the environment, and support local economies.  We use the power of cutting-edge film, awe-inspiring music, visionary speakers, social entrepreneurs, seasoned educators and innovative projects to spark dialogue, encourage innovations, and catalyze new solutions. We currently operate programs focused on accessing, educating and activating the general public (festivals and other events) and students (Student Sustainability Lab) in Maryland and throughout the region.

We are looking for an experienced Program Coordinator to join our team located in Annapolis, Maryland. Primary responsibilities include: Managing interns/volunteers, logistics planning for events, grant writing/fundraising, social media/email marketing, coordinating programs and projects within our participating schools throughout the region. The ideal candidate would possess: A Bachelors degree (preferably in a sustainability-related field), multi-tasking and organizational skills, ability to work independently and under tight deadlines, and have strong and polished oral and written communication skills.

For more information and application instructions, view the full announcement here.

Learn more about SustainaFest here.

1/22/2015

Jobs with the State of Maryland

Search available opportunities at http://www.jobaps.com/MD/.

1/21/2015

Communications & Campaigns Manager

The Communications and Campaigns Manager will report to the Executive Director to implement Waterkeepers Chesapeake's Agricultural Transparency campaign, coordinate communications for the organization, and help to manage other organizational campaigns. We are looking for a well- rounded campaign generalist, capable of grassroots organizing, building partnerships, developing communications materials, communicating internally and externally, and with a committed passion for environmental advocacy.

Primary Responsibilities

This position will take the lead in implementing and managing our agricultural transparency communications campaign, which includes managing the campaign, coordinating communications, managing partnerships and supporting the development of the campaign's grassroots capacity. This campaign is focused on using innovative communications to reframe discussion and support policy objectives to promote pollution reductions from the agricultural sector. Additionally, this position will have primary responsibility for communications work and take a role in managing and coordinating other campaigns such as our Stormwater Initiative, Fossil Fuels & Fracking, and Clean Water Defense. 

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12/16/2014

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

9/24/2014

Water Resources 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

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