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

NatureServe Chesapeake Conservation Corps Position

Hiring OrganizationNatureServe
Job Announcementhttp://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.6185161/k.3657/Chesapeake_Conservation_Corps.htm
Job Closing Date17 April 2015

NatureServe is looking for a CCC intern!

NatureServe is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality scientific expertise, dynamic and impactful data, tools, and resources help guide conservation action where it’s needed most.

Intern would be located at NatureServe in Arlington, VA office and would be responsible for the following

(1) Support communications and outreach among Chesapeake Conservation Partnership(www.chesapeakeconservation.org) organizations to increase use and applications of LandScopeChesapeake. Document use and applications scenarios.

(2) Analyze and report on trends in conservation priorities across resource values and jurisdictions.

(3) Promote LandScope features with potential partners and new users through communications, outreach and development of training materials.

(4) Identify gaps with and acquire new and updated geospatial and multi-media content.

(5) Gather and develop content to enhance existing and develop new “Featured Places” storyboards.

More infomation about NatureServe and this position can be found HERE

Application Information can be found HERE and must be received by April 17th

4/3/2015

Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member - MCPS Outdoor Environmental Education Programs

Applications sought for Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program to work with MCPS Outdoor Environmental Education Programs. This is a unique opportunity for a recent graduate, age 18-25, to join a state leader in environmental literacy to provide outdoor environmental field experiences to over 24,000 students and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards and advocates. Corps Volunteer will work with certified master teachers to engage students in learning opportunities that make a difference to our local watersheds and the Bay. A stipend of $16,000 is provided by the Chesapeake Bay Trust for the service year which begins August 25, 2015.

Application must be received by April 17 and is available on the CBT website CBTrust.org. For questions about the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Program Officer Tara Baker, 410-974-2941, ext. 102. For information about MCPS Outdoor Environmental Education Programs, please contact at Laurie_C_Jenkins@mcpsmd.org, or by phone at 301-924-3123.

4/3/2015

Marine Educator Paid Internship

Hiring OrganizationPhillips Wharf Environmental Center
Job Announcementhttp://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.6185161/k.3657/Chesapeake_Conservation_Corps.htm
Job Closing Date: 17 April 2015

Marine Educator Internship
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

Position: Stipend of $16,000

Location: Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
6129 Tilghman Island Rd.
Tilghman, MD 21671

(410) 886-9200

Duration: 1 year (Start date August 25)

Qualifications: Applicants must be 18-25 years of age and able to work 40 hours weeks. Must be able to work weekends. Applicants should be articulate; have good public speaking and organizational skills, and interact positively with the general public, children, co-workers, and volunteers. Phillips Wharf is looking for applicants who majored in biology, marine biology, fisheries science, environmental science, or education.  Must be willing to work with turtles, fish and invertebrates.

Intern Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as the Education Coordinator and Primary Docent for PWEC’s hands-on live animal exhibits, housed at the Oyster House and aboard the traveling Fishmobile.
  2. Develop on-site education programs associated with and focused on the Oyster House, that link ecological concepts, environmental stewardship, the working waterfront, and sustainable seafood harvesting practices that honor the traditional maritime industries of Tilghman Island.
  3. Lead structured and free-form interactive hands-on activities and will interact with adult and youth visitors to share information about life history, anatomy, taxonomy, status, ecological roles, and economic and ecological value of the animals on display
  4. Assist with the development of a high school-level aquaculture curriculum for a joint Chesapeake College/PWEC program, including design and delivery of remote broadcast learning modules.
  5. Assist with Center-based outreach events, environmental education programming, and oyster restoration, including PWEC Critter Release Day, Tilghman Island Days, Tilghman Island Seafood Festival, PWEC Bay Day, PWEC’s Oyster Delivery Day and Oyster Planting Day, and on-site school visits.

Housing is available

Applications are due April 17th. Link to the application - http://goo.gl/fGVaQQ

Any questions please email Kayla Fairfield at phillipswharfec@gmail.com

4/3/2015

Senior Environmental Scientist

Hiring OrganizationStraughan Environmental, Inc.
Job Announcementhttp://www.straughanenvironmental.com/careers/current-openings/
Job Closing Date: 30 April 2015

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a successful, rapidly growing, woman-owned business that provides high-quality and cost effective environmental consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the government and private sectors. Straughan is committed to sustainable design. We are experts in environmental planning, design, assessments, and policy. Our staff consists of natural, wildlife, and wetland scientists; geomorphologists; civil and environmental engineers; biologists and botanists; planners; foresters; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CAD technicians. This combination of technical expertise and an understanding of policy makes Straughan a highly competitive firm and a great place to advance your career.

Straughan is currently seeking an experienced Senior Environmental Scientist to join our Natural Resources Team.  Detailed understanding of Maryland and federal regulations for wetlands, streams, and forests is a must, along with experience in preparing and reviewing related regulatory submittals such as joint federal/state permit applications, forest stand delineation reports, and forest conservation plans.  Because this position will entail significant client contact and coordination with other consultants, the successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to independently carry out client interactions and work towards consensus on difficult issues.  Strong organizational skills, including the ability to track and manage multiple tasks and priorities, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in both speech and writing are a must. In addition, candidates must be self-motivated and have the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, environmentally conscious, team environment.

Straughan offers very competitive compensation and benefits packages, and is an EOE.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the field of environmental science, geology, engineering, or related field.
  • Ability to manage projects, including preparing budgets, scopes, schedules, supervising and mentoring staff and overseeing the preparation of environmental documents and permitting.
  • Expertise in environmental regulations and policy.
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis, complete field investigations, and document findings clearly and effectively.
  • Experience conducting stream and watershed assessments.
  • Understanding of geomorphologic and ecologic foundations of stream restoration.
  • Knowledge of H&H analyses for stream restoration including sediment transport sampling and modeling.
  • Ability to prepare Forest Stand Delineations, Forest Conservation Plans, Wetland Delineations, and Natural Resource Inventories.
  • Experience with writing National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) documents.
  • Experience preparing wetland permit applications and coordinating the approval of development projects.
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and/or MicroStation.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (World/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook).
  • Well developed interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; ability to create effective written reports and documentation.
  • Experience as a project manager and as a client contact for multiple projects. Responsible for ensuring that quality, timely completion, client satisfaction, and financial performance objectives are met for his/her projects.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate degree in environmental science or related field.
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), Certified Ecologist (CE), Certified Environmental Professional (CEP), Project Management Professional (PMP), or ISA Certified Arborist Certification.
  • A proven record of developing business and writing proposals in the environmental field.

Qualified candidates may apply at apply@straughanenvironmental.com. Please reference the relevant position title in the subject of the email.

EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

4/3/2015

Research Assistant / Lab Coordinator

Hiring OrganizationHood College via Chesapeake Bay Trust CCV program
Job Closing Date: 17 April 2015

Coastal and Watershed Studies Paid Internship – August 2015 to July 2016

The Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies located in Frederick, MD is a center of excellence in the Department of Biology. The Centers areas of concentration include research, water quality monitoring, watershed assessment, education and outreach.  We are seeking a one-year full-time (40 hrs / week) Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) Intern beginning August 25, 2015.

The Chesapeake Conservation Corps is supported by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Constellation Energy, and the state of Maryland.  The program pairs young adults with organizations that provide hands-on environmental, leadership, and technical training opportunities for a one-year term of service.

More information about the CCC position can be found here.

Duties

If successful, you will be involved in many aspects of the Center’s operation.  Currently, we are working on several local projects in which we combine science education, service-learning, and citizen science with restoration activities in the central Maryland region.

The internship will involve such activities as:

  • Assisting with environmental monitoring, data analysis, and interpretation of mitigation strategies being implemented for nuisance algal blooms in local watersheds
  • Assist with research of the native brook trout
  • Helping to develop protocols for implementation of citizen science water quality assessment activities and helping to train citizen scientists
  • Assisting in the prioritization and presentation of restoration plans for local urban streams
  • Organizing events for Frederick area residents to learn about low impact stormwater retrofits that can be accomplished by homeowners

Qualifications

The successful applicant will:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 years at the start of the internship
  • Preferably have completed an undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, or environmental science
  • Possess interest, enthusiasm, and experience in environmental research, education, water quality monitoring, and community outreach
  • Have the ability to speak and write clearly and effectively
  • Possess the ability to work productively with Center staff, volunteers, and members of partnering organizations

Compensation and Benefits
The Chesapeake Conservation Intern will receive a stipend of $15,500 plus health insurance provided by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.  In addition, the intern will be able to enroll in one course at Hood College tuition-free.  Our Master’s degree program in Environmental Biology may be of special interest to applicants.  For details, consult the college’s web site at www.hood.edu.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply directly through the Chesapeake Bay Trust by following instructions at www.cbtrust.org/chesapeakeconservationcorps. Applicants also are encouraged to contact the Center if they have specific questions about this position. Please contact Dr. Drew Ferrier at dferrier@hood.edu or 301-696-3660.  The application deadline is April 17, 2015.

4/3/2015

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

Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill up to 1 temporary positions at Captain John Smith National Historic Trail and associated stories throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The trail connects a variety of local, state and national parks, historic sites and refuges in multiple states. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: June 2015

The position will be located in the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office. Information about programs managed by this office can be found at http://baygateways.net .  This office represents the NPS in the state/federal Chesapeake Bay Program partnership, coordinated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in Annapolis, MD. Information about the Chesapeake Bay Program may be found at http://www.baygateways.net/.

3/24/2015

Blue Water Baltimore - Development Director

Blue Water Baltimore, the leading water quality non-profit in Baltimore, seeks a Development Director for their office in Baltimore, Maryland. The Development Director is a senior-level position, responsible for planning and implementing fundraising activities that retain and enhance current streams of revenue and for developing new opportunities.

For a full job description and application instructions, please visit: http://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/about/employment/

3/13/2015

Chesapeake Conservation Corps Seeks Young Adults for 2015-2016 Class

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to announce that applicants are being sought for the 2015-16 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program. The Corps Program provides service-learning opportunities and green job training for young people through environmental and energy conservation projects. The Trust matches young adults 18-25 with Maryland nonprofits and government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field for a year ($16,000 annually). This initiative, supported by the Trust, Constellation Energy, National Park Service and the state of Maryland, pairs young adults with organizations that provide hands-on environmental, leadership, and technical training opportunities for a one-year term of service.

The purpose of the Corps is 1) to enable stipend volunteers to work with host organizations and communities throughout Maryland to implement on-the-ground restoration and energy conservation projects, and 2) to provide leadership and training opportunities for young adults pursuing environmental and conservation careers including conferences, trainings, grant writing, project management and so on.  Corps volunteers will work fulltime on projects in the realms of environmental restoration, energy conservation, agriculture, forestry and environmental that will promote and sustain the Bay and its surrounding environment as well as provide young adults with the opportunities to gain career skills and become more engaged through meaningful community service.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 25-30 Corps Volunteers, young adults 18-25, with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout Maryland for a paid year of service ($16,000) beginning on August 25, 2015.  To view a list of potential Host Organizations go to http://www.cbtrust.org/chesapeakeconservationcorps after March 16th.

Click here to download an application to be a Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer. Applications due to estransky@cbtrust.org by 5pm on April 17, 2015.

For any questions about becoming a volunteer or about the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Program Officer Tara Baker, tbaker@cbtrust.org or 410-974-2941, ext. 102. 

3/13/2015

Senior Environmental Scientist

Employment Service: Apply To: Jobs@skellyloy.com

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.

Apply to:

Jobs@skellyloy.com or

Skelly and Loy, Inc.
Attention: Human Resources
449 Eisenhower Boulevard, Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17111

If assistance is needed to apply for this position, please contact Human Resources at 717-232-0593.

NOTE: To be considered for the position, the job title must be referenced in the correspondence.

2/26/2015

Junior Water Resources Engineer

Employment Service: Apply To: Jobs@skellyloy.com

The ideal candidate is experienced and knowledgeable in is ecosystem restoration, low impact development (LID), environmental site design (ESD), stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, permitting and plan review, and construction oversight and inspection for both public and private clients within the Mid-Atlantic region.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in civil/water resources/environmental engineering or biological systems engineering or a closely related field with a minimum of five (5) years of technical experience in a water resources or environmental engineering practice area

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Participate technically on water resources projects including site assessments and documentation, conceptual designs, construction documents, specifications/cost estimates, construction bid support and construction inspection using sound ecological principles

- Assist senior management with client and project management including deliverables, schedules and financial performance

- Assist senior management with business development, technical proposals and presentations and the development of scopes and price proposals

- Service/participation on technical committees, organizations and/or academic institutions

REQUIRED SKILLS

- Active Professional Engineer (PE) license in Maryland or Pennsylvania or Engineer In Training (E.I.T) with the ability to obtain PE within the next 12 months

- Broad experience and knowledge in watershed, ecological restoration, geomorphology, stream assessment and restoration design, stream engineering and modeling

- Technical experience and working knowledge should include: H&H modeling and analysis using a variety of models including TR-55, TR-20, GISHydro, HEC-RAS, Hydraflow Hydrographs, Flowmaster, CulvertMaster, and RiverMorph; and experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or MicroStation V8i Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

- Ability to participate in overnight and/or extended out-of-town project assignments within the region

DESIRED SKILLS

- Permitting experience in the Mid-Atlantic region Stream restoration/fluvial geomorphology (Rosgen stream training or similar, sediment transport)

Competitive Salary is offered.

SKELLY AND LOY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Apply to: Jobs@skellyloy.com or

Skelly and Loy, Inc.
Attention: Human Resources
449 Eisenhower Boulevard, Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17111

If assistance is needed to apply for this position, please contact Human Resources at 717-232-0593.

NOTE: To be considered for the position, the job title must be referenced in the correspondence.

2/26/2015

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

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

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 available opportunities 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

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

Woody Stream

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