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

Senior Coastal Scientist

Versar, Inc., in Columbia, MD, is seeking to expand our coastal science and ecological consulting staff by filling a new position that is intended to increase the depth of expertise that we can offer to our diverse client base. Ideal candidates would have strong quantitative skills, work well as a member of a team, and enjoy technical and scientific challenges. Ability to lead major projects and market this service area is preferred.

Technical expertise and experience desired include: coastal science such as fisheries, habitat restoration, and climate change adaptation; statistical applications to natural resource and ecological problems; population, community or ecological programming and modeling; and, working with interdisciplinary groups of scientists on project applications in areas such as anthropogenic impacts to natural resources, and fisheries assessment and management. While most of the projects for which this position would provide support deal with coastal assessments or fisheries, individuals with expertise in modeling or statistical assessments of populations of other organisms (e.g., insects, wildlife) are likely to have the skills we are seeking.

Minimum requirements would be a Master’s or Doctorate degree and 5 years’ in a relevant discipline of environmental sciences, with coastal science or fisheries preferred. Applications from more experienced individuals are also welcome. Good oral and written communication skills are required, and extensive experience in technical writing is desirable. The ability to work on multiple projects in a multi-disciplinary team setting is necessary. Successful candidates must be flexible, self- starters, able to think on their feet, able to creatively solve problems and capable of good client interactions and development of new projects. Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Versar’s Ecological Sciences Division has a national reputation for high quality ecological research in freshwater, estuarine, and terrestrial environments. The scope of project activity ranges from designing and implementing field studies to complex ecosystem and risk assessment modeling related to impact assessment and resource management. The Columbia office’s 35 professional staff work within an informal, interactive research atmosphere that provides opportunity for individual growth and advancement. Individuals will work closely with senior scientists and will have the opportunity to develop new projects while working on multiple, long-term, multi-year watershed projects. Projects are supported by an array of corporate resources including field sampling equipment, boats, biological laboratories, statistical analysis and GIS tools, and document production facilities. Versar employs approximately 700 professional and support personnel in locations throughout the United States. About 65 percent of the staff have degrees in science. Our staff are leaders in the environmental consulting industry - applying technology, science, and management skills to enhance the business performance of clients concerned with understanding environmental issues and minimizing environmental risk.

Additional information about Versar related to this opportunity may be found at our corporate web site (www.versar.com). Interested candidates should submit a resume through Versar’s corporate web site (www.versar.com) on the “Careers” page, referencing position number 14-0171.

1/28/2015

Environmental Analyst

Versar, Inc., in Columbia, MD, is seeking an experienced environmental scientist with strong data management and analysis skills, who works well as a member of a team, and enjoys technical and scientific challenges.

Technical training or experience desired include the following:
  • Data analysis and management (Microsoft Access and Excel, VBA, SQL)
  • Statistical applications to natural resource and ecological problems (SAS and R)
  • Additional quantitative skills (e.g., GIS analysis, Python)
  • Ability to update webpages
  • Background in natural resources
Typical projects this position would provide support to include a variety of fisheries, benthic, freshwater stream, watershed modeling, and water quality analyses.

Minimum requirements would be a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and 3-5 years in a relevant discipline of the ecological sciences or statistics. Good oral and written communication skills are required, and extensive experience in technical writing is desirable. The ability to work on multiple projects in a multi-disciplinary team setting is necessary. Successful candidates must be flexible, self-starters, able to think on their feet, able to creatively solve problems and capable of good client interactions and development of new projects.

Versar’s Ecological Sciences Division has a national reputation for high quality research in freshwater, estuarine, marine, and terrestrial environments. The scope of project activity ranges from designing and implementing field studies to complex ecosystem and risk assessment modeling related to impact assessment and resource management. The Columbia office’s 35 professional staff work within an informal, interactive research atmosphere that provides opportunity for individual growth and advancement. Projects are supported by an array of corporate resources including field sampling equipment, boats, biological laboratories, statistical analysis and GIS tools, and document production facilities. Versar employs approximately 700 professional and support personnel in locations throughout the United States. About 65 percent of the staff have degrees in science. Our staff are leaders in the environmental consulting industry – applying technology, science, and management skills to enhance the business performance of clients concerned with understanding environmental issues and minimizing environmental risk.

Additional information about Versar related to this opportunity may be found at our corporate web site (www.versar.com). Interested candidates should submit a resume through Versar’s Career page www.versar.com/careers/index.html referencing Requisition # 14-0170 Environmental Analyst.

1/28/2015

Internship Opportunity with Horn Point Lab Oyster Hatchery

The oyster culture program at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory (http://www.hatchery.hpl.umces.edu/) is accepting applications for summer internships. The oyster hatchery, one of the largest on the east coast, produces oyster larvae and spat for restoration activities throughout the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay. The facility includes large larval tanks housed indoors, a greenhouse for algal production, and over fifty outside setting tanks.
This is a seasonal internship that will run from as early as May through September. Some weekend and holiday work is required along with occasional irregular hours. Housing may be available for qualified applicants.
Please consider applying or passing along to someone you know that may be interested in the position. Applications will be accepted through February 6, 2015.

More information can be found online at
http://hatchery.hpl.umces.edu/outreach/internship-application/

Any questions may be directed to Stephanie Alexander, Hatchery Manager
(410)221-8310
tobash@umces.edu

1/28/2015

Residential Environmental Educators

Position open for several environmental educators at Living Classrooms' outdoor science site Camp Fraser. This is a full time seasonal position for the spring season with potential for summer work. If interested check out the details at http://www.idealist.org/view/job/6T6gXg47Jkh4/ 

Application Deadline is Feb. 6, 2015.

1/28/2015

Patapsco Heritage Greenway Seeks Applicants for New Executive Director Position

The Patapsco Heritage Greenway is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting, and restoring the environment, history and culture of Maryland’s Patapsco Valley between Daniels and Elkridge. The organization is currently seeking an experienced, goal-oriented individual to serve as Executive Director. The successful candidate will have proven leadership abilities and strong communication skills, and assist the Board of Directors to further develop and implement initiatives that lead the organization forward toward a given set of goals and objectives. Of primary focus for this individual will be the implementation of the approved Management Plan for Maryland’s newly designated Patapsco Heritage Area.

Community outreach is of paramount importance in the position and the selected individual will be expected to cultivate, develop and maintain strong, positive, collaborative community relations among a broad scope of stakeholders including representatives from key advisory organizations, community and corporate partners, government entities, grantors and grantees, and volunteers.

This is a fulltime, salaried position which requires some weekend and evening hours. The work schedule is flexible and some duties may be performed from a home or offsite location. The salary range is $50,000 to $60,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits may be included. The Executive Director will report to the Patapsco Heritage Board of Directors and immediately to the Board chair.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Developing strategies and mechanisms to implement the Patapsco Heritage Area Management Plan in concert with the Board of Directors, including leading collaborative discussions and meetings with an ad hoc advisory committee of stakeholders to assist in prioritizing initiatives.
• Pursuing grant opportunities for the organization and overseeing collection of grant applications and performance data for evaluation, strategic review and reporting purposes.
• Coordinating the development and overseeing implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan to brand the organization and the Heritage Area. Overseeing, coordinating and/or creating the development of promotional efforts and materials that raise awareness of the organization, its activities and the Heritage Area through a variety of communication mediums.
• Developing and implementing fundraising strategies that include recruitment and retention of corporate sponsors and members, as well as planning and coordinating special event campaigns.
• Managing the daily operation of the organization including working within the approved budget, overseeing preparation and submission of required legal and tax documents, maintenance of official records and documents, and preparing regular reports to the Board.
• Maintaining regular communication with stakeholders including coordinating updates to the organization’s website and social media outlets, and writing media releases.
• Overseeing recruitment and development of staff, volunteers and intern programs to support the Management Plan
• Overseeing and managing the State Heritage area management grant.

Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in a leadership position. Past responsibilities should include a combination of organizational development and fundraising, grant writing, fiscal management, government and community relations, and marketing and promotional planning. Knowledge of cultural heritage, historic preservation, environmental sustainability and stewardship, land use, planning, and State and other grants is desired. A familiarity with eastern Howard County and western Baltimore County’s Catonsville area will be considered beneficial.

To Apply:

Interested individuals should either mail or email a resume along with a cover letter to Patapsco Heritage Greenway President, John Slater at the following address:

John Slater
Slater Associates
5560 Sterrett Place
Suite 302
Columbia, MD 21042
Email: john@slaterassoc.com

Questions: 410-992-0001

All applications must be either postmarked or emailed by January 28 , 2015. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

1/26/2015

Summer Internships at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Environmental Education

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, located on Maryland's Eastern Shore in Grasonville, MD is currently accepting applications for our Environmental Education summer internship program.  Positions are available for undergraduate and recent graduates to work primarily with our summer camp.  See attached description of position.  This is an unpaid internship, however a stipend may be available.  High school students (16+) interested in volunteering with our summer camp programs may also contact me.  Please pass along this information to anyone you think would be a good fit!  More information on this internship and our summer camp programs can be found here: http://bayrestoration.org/camps/.  

Katherine Nelson
Education Manager,
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
410-827-6694

1/23/2015

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

Seasonal Educators

Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region is currently hiring for seasonal educators. Please pass these job postings on to anyone you think would be a good fit! We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic, and flexible educators that share our love for the environment and working with under served communities. 

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/NSjs9BKDsPbD/

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/tKfNxnDg66BD/ (maritime) 

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, please view the full announcement here.

Learn more about SustainaFest here.

1/22/2015

Program Director

Blue Water Baltimore is currently accepting applications for a Program Director.  This is a full time position with benefits.

The Program Director will play a vital role in the organization, working with the Executive Director in shaping and implementing the strategic direction of the organization, and working with Program Managers to execute the day-to-day restoration activities to protect and restore Baltimore's streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay.

For more information or to apply, please visit Blue Water Baltimore's Employment webpage: http://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/about/employment/

Applications are accepted online. 

1/22/2015

Jobs with the State of Maryland

Search what positions are available at http://www.jobaps.com/MD/.

1/21/2015

Senior Environmental Scientist

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Environmental Scientist for immediate employment in the Hunt Valley, MD office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in Environmental Science. The incumbent will report to the Environmental Science Department Manager of the URS Hunt Valley Environmental and Transportation Planning Department. The Environmental Science Section is comprised of scientists, planners, and support staff and is responsible for conducting various types of environmental planning, permitting, TMDL, mitigation design, ecological studies, watershed studies, and NEPA documentation for roadways, aviation, transit systems, toll roads, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, and utility siting studies for local, state, federal, and private clients in Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Examples of projects include major transportation (roadway, transit, aviation) environmental impacts studies, wetland/stream mitigation design, watershed assessments, and water quality permitting. The successful candidate will serve as a task manager on various projects involving the preparation of CEs, EIS/RODs, EA/FONSIs, wetland/stream mitigation design, permitting, and compliance monitoring.

• Manage multi-disciplinary projects based on knowledge of environmental permitting processes including but not limited to NEPA, wetland/waterway permitting, Section 106, Section 4(f), MD Forest Conservation Act, and the Endangered Species Act (federal and state)
• Lead delineations of waters of the U.S. (including wetlands) in accordance with current regulatory requirements and guidelines; prepare supporting documentation; and conduct JDs
• Lead forest stand delineations, prepare forest conservation plans, and coordinate with local and State agencies as required 
• Lead stream assessments for restoration planning/monitoring studies and designs
• Prepare wetland delineation reports, functional assessments, mitigation plans, and environmental compliance/permitting documents
• Conduct stream, wetland, and wildlife habitat assessments
• Monitor wetland and stream projects
• Utilize GPS, ArcGIS, and Microsoft office for project data collection, analysis, and reporting
• Develop and manage a well-defined scope of work, budget, and schedule of deliverables
• Proposal preparation and presentations, prepare scopes of work and fee estimates, and make presentations to clients
• The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed above

• BA/BS in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, or related disciplines. 
• Minimum of 8 years professional experience in environmental science/planning, environmental permitting (Section 404/401,ESA, MD FCA, MD Critical Area Commission), NEPA documentation preparation (EIS, EA, CE), natural resource surveys and studies (including, but not limited to, wetland delineations and functional assessments, stream assessments, forest stand delineations, wildlife habitat evaluations and rare species surveys), permit compliance monitoring, mitigation feasibility assessments, post-construction wetland/stream mitigation monitoring, and watershed studies. 
• Direct experience with FHWA, FTA, State, and local transportation planning and environmental processes in the Mid-Atlantic.
• Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), CE, CWB, and/or certified/professional wetland delineator certifications or demonstrated track to certification. MD DNR Qualified Professional certification.
• Demonstrated experience in the independent conduct of wetland delineations, surveys of Mid-Atlantic regional vascular flora (MD, VA, DC, PA), and regulatory permit application development and regulatory agency coordination required. 
• Strong project management and supervisory skills.
• Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to discuss projects with clients, regulatory agency staff, URS staff, and the public in meetings and at public events.
• Excellent writing skills and the ability to write concise and readable technical reports and documents.
• Must be highly self motivated with the ability to successfully multi-task, perform detail oriented work, work independently with minimum supervision, and demonstrate effective time management skills.
• Proven ability to prepare scopes of work, cost estimates, and assist with business development and proposal preparation.
• Skilled in use of ArcGIS, ArcPAD, Trimble GPS, and the suite of Microsoft Office platforms.
• Must be able to travel regularly and be in the field.
• Must have a valid driver's license.
• Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world following the acquisition of URS, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM companies, including URS, had revenue of $19.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2014. 

To apply, send resume & cover letter to:
AECOM
Inna Bellisario
Senior Recruiter
Inna.bellisario@aecom.com
D   (301) 820-3345
www.aecom.com

1/20/2015

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Sahara Conservation Fund
Postdoctoral Fellowship (2-years)
Scimitar-horned Oryx Reintroduction at
Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve in Chad

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to be based at SCBI’s facilities in Front Royal, VA, with regular site visits to Chad. Duties include:

Tracking the movements, habitat selection, and survival of reintroduced scimitar-horned oryx at the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve using satellite GPS collars and remote sensing. Successful candidates are expected to develop innovative research on habitat selection, movement ecology, and dispersal of newly released scimitar-horned oryx. They will be responsible for developing satellite remote sensing and habitat mapping approaches, as well as managing all aspects of satellite tracking (selection of tracking devices, deployment, data management) and movement data processing and analysis.

This is a full-time, 1-year initial appointment beginning April 1, renewable for an additional year.

Qualifications:
The postdoctoral scientist will have extensive experience in the application of spatial analysis and satellite remote sensing to species conservation. He/she must have a strong background in conservation and spatial ecology, with significant quantitative skills, specifically in:
1. Using remote sensing to create land cover and land cover change data
2. Linking environmental data from remote sensing with species location data
3. Analyzing species movement and distribution data
4. Developing habitat models.

The postdoctoral scientist also needs to have advanced knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as the use of R for analyzing data and programming. Previous work on herbivore or ungulate ecology and fluency in French also are advantageous but not required.

Specific Tasks
The first year of the project will focus on:
1. Compiling satellite imagery and existing environmental base layers for the reintroduction site.
2. Developing new critical environmental base layers using a combination of automated remote sensing and manual mapping approaches to map grassland quality, fire extent and frequency, rainfall, seasonal and permanent water sources, well sites, traditional migration routes used by local herders, and vehicle tracks and roads.
3. Working with collar manufacturers and other project scientists to select the best tracking solution for released animals.
4. Manage ordering and acquisition of tracking collars.

The second year of the project will focus on:
1. Developing a database for tracking data that automatically processes, integrates and maps incoming location data.
2. Implement existing or develop new algorithms for geofencing and inactivity warnings.
3. Work with other project scientists to develop benchmarks for evaluating project success based on basic population models and data from field monitoring.
4. Analyze movement data to answer critical basic and applied research questions on scimitar-horned oryx ecology and restoration.

Background
Since the late 1980s the scimitar-horned oryx (SHO), Oryx dammah, has been classified as Extinct in the Wild (IUCN Red List 2012). Since 2010 surveys by the Sahara Conservation Fund have reported extensively on land use and wildlife status in the Sahel in Chad. Results indicate that opportunity still exists to re-introduce SHO to their former last stronghold in the wild. Following expression of widespread support at a preliminary stakeholder workshop held in N’Djamena in May 2012, the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD), together with the Chadian Ministry of Environment, and the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF), has developed a project to reintroduce the SHO to the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve of central Chad using protocols based on IUCN Reintroduction Guidelines. The reintroduction plan includes rehabilitation of the reserve, the delivery of oryx from a large captive population managed by the EAD in Abu Dhabi to Chad, and scientific monitoring of post-release progress. The SCF has been contracted by EAD to provide direct technical support working with SCBI and ZSL.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references to scbi.gis@gmail.com by January 31.

1/20/2015

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Postdoctoral Fellowship (2-years)
Terrestrial Biodiversity Modeling for Southern Myanmar (Burma)

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to be based at the Smithsonian’s office in Yangon, Myanmar. Successful candidates will be expected to develop innovative and applied new research to model terrestrial biodiversity for the Tanintharyi region of southern Myanmar. This will include working with local and international partners to compile existing information on the distribution of terrestrial species, developing new and current assessments of land cover/forest cover change for the Tanintharyi, and integrating species distribution data with land cover change information. The postdoctoral associate will also be a point person for developing targeted training and capacity building activities to advance the state of biodiversity mapping and planning in Myanmar.

This is a full-time, 1-year initial appointment, renewable for an additional year. The position is mostly based in Yangon, Myanmar (75% of the time), with some time spent at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, VA, to coordinate research and modeling with Smithsonian senior scientists (25% of the time).

Qualifications:
The postdoctoral scientist will have extensive experience in the application of spatial analysis and satellite remote sensing to species conservation. He/she must have a strong background in conservation and spatial ecology, with significant quantitative skills, specifically in:
1. Using remote sensing to create land cover and land cover change data
2. Linking environmental data from remote sensing with species location data
3. Analyzing species distribution data
4. Developing habitat and distribution models.

The postdoctoral scientist also needs to have advanced knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as the use of R for analyzing data and programming.

Background:
Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region is a global biodiversity hotspot that provides critical habitat for endangered species and invaluable ecosystem services to people. It is part of one of largest contiguous Asian forest landscapes and includes rare Sundaic lowland evergreen forests as well as strongholds for tiger, elephant, Gurney’s pitta, and other endangered terrestrial species. The region stretches across 400 miles of coastline and encompasses interconnected coastal systems of mangroves, seagrass and mud flats along with fringing coral reefs through the Myeik archipelago and further off shore. Due to years of isolation, Myanmar lacks the latest knowledge and best practices in management and conservation science. Further, the country is facing both internal and external pressure to develop its natural assets for industrial gain. There is an urgent need to develop data and models needed for effective conservation planning.

To apply: submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references to scbi.gis@gmail.com by January 31.

1/20/2015

Environmental Scientist; Professional Engineer or Registered Landscape Architect

Environmental Systems Analysis, Inc. (ESA), a natural resources management and ecological restoration company, has immediate openings for two positions. If you would like to work in one of Maryland’s leading environmental consulting firms with a progressive work environment and a great benefits package, please forward your resume to ESAinc.info@gmail.com. No phone calls please, but you can check us out at www.esatoday.com. Closing date: February 2, 2015.

Environmental Scientist:

- Duties
  • Participate on and manage various projects involving natural resources management and ecological restoration. Work load is varied and may include: watershed and water resources consulting, environmental land planning, stream assessment, stream restoration, wetland assessment, forestry, regulatory coordination, sediment and erosion control assessment and design, shoreline assessment and stabilization, and RTE species assessments and consulting

- Experience

  • 5+ years of professional experience related to the field
  • Experience in Maryland preferred

- Skills

    REQUIRED:
  • Strong understanding of stream and watershed processes, Rosgen stream assessment techniques
  • Firm understanding of restoration methodologies/techniques
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience working with and managing budgets
  • Strong research and analysis skills
  • Demonstrated experience preparing reports and maps
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly

  • DESIRED:
  • Experience with/knowledge of environmental regulations and regulators in MD
  • Erosion and Sediment Control “green card” or “yellow card” training
  • Experience with AutoCAD, ArcGIS, RiverMorph, and Pathfinder software

- Degree/Licenses

  • BS in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Water Resource Engineering or related science.
  • MS in relevant field will substitute for 1 year of experience

- Other

  • This position will require field work and some physical labor

Professional Engineer or Registered Landscape Architect:

- Duties

  • Designer/Project Manager for natural resources management and ecological restoration projects involving wetlands, forestry, shoreline stabilization and stream assessment and restoration

- Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in environmental engineering, environmental science, ecological restoration, ecology or related fields

- Skills

    REQUIRED:
  • Project management with excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated grading, erosion and sediment control plan development experience using AutoCAD
  • Local and State Erosion and Sediment Control Experience
  • Regulatory knowledge
    • MD/VA and Federal environmental regulations and regulators

    DESIRED:
  • GIS experience
  • Rosgen Stream Training/Experience
  • Contract administration for federal, state and local government agencies

- Degree/Licenses

  • BS in environmental, agricultural or civil engineering, or BS in landscape architecture with an emphasis in environmental science, biology, ecology or related fields
  • Licensed Landscape Architect or Professional Engineer required
  • MS in relevant field will substitute for 1 year of experience

- Other

  • This position will require some field work

1/14/2015

Communications Associate, Potomac Conservancy

Potomac Conservancy seeks an energetic and creative team player to join our Communications Team. The Communications Associate will work closely with the Sr. Director of Communications in the development and implementation of communications strategies that will advance the Conservancy's mission and clean water agenda. 

The Communications Associate will help drive Potomac Conservancy's brand and message strategy through all channels by contributing to online and print publication production, and social media. This position is ideal for a candidate looking to gain additional skills and valuable experience in Communications and Marketing. Candidates with at least 1-3 years of relevant experience are encouraged to apply.

The full job description can be found at www.potomac.org/jobs.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application by January 30, 2015 to Melissa Diemand (diemand@potomac.org), Sr. Director of Communications. To be considered, you must submit a compelling cover letter, along with your resume and at least 2 writing samples. Please include "Communications Associate" in the subject line.  Potomac Conservancy is an equal-opportunity employer.

12/29/2014

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. 

Download full job description to apply.

12/16/2014

Deputy Director, Choose Clean Water Coalition

Looking for an inspiring job working with more than 200 clean water leaders from across the Mid-Atlantic region? Are you the kind of person that people consider the "glue" holding things together?  You're organized, dependable, detail-oriented, a self-starter, and willing to do the behind-the-scenes work. But you're not looking for a job where you sit at a desk all day long, you want to build lasting relationships by meeting with leaders across the region, helping them seize opportunities and overcome challenges to achieving clean water. Do you believe that the movement for clean water needs to embrace and involve people of all backgrounds and walks of life in order to be successful? Are you up for the challenge of helping our Coalition become more diverse? 

The Choose Clean Water Coalition Deputy Director is on-the-ground leader of the Choose Clean Water Coalition's public campaigns. The Deputy Director organizes and coordinates conservation organizations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, West Virginia and the District of Columbia by guiding the work of key leaders in each state in support of Coalition policy goals.  The Deputy Director also plays a key role in developing campaign strategies, assisting in communications outreach, and contributing to the overall operation of the Coalition.  The Deputy Director leads the Coalition's diversity and environmental justice initiatives, while providing support on all of the Coalition's policy priorities.  Other duties include meeting with Coalition members across the watershed, leading Coalition member update calls, managing member information, and sharing responsibility for maintaining the Coalition's online presence with our Communication Manager.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/166398.html

12/9/2014

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

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

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

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

Woody Stream

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2015 Board Meeting Schedule

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  • January 20, 2015
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    USGS, Catonsville, MD
  • April 14, 2015
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD
  • July 14, 2015
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    TBA
  • October 20, 2015
    (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
    Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD

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