Public Administrative Intern (Stream Monitoring)
Montgomery Co. Department of Environmental Protection
Posting Date: 1/24/11
Closing Date: 2/1/11
Note: This is a full-time, permanent position with a salary of 37,457/ year with benefits
This position is with the Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The successful candidate will join with stream monitoring crews to collect and analyze biological, physiochemical, hydrologic, geomorphic, and habitat data needed to assess stream health. Considerable time will be spent outside collecting stream and water quality data under a variety of environmental conditions countywide and year round. Field duties include: fish monitoring, benthic macroinvertebrate sampling, amphibian and reptile surveying, conducting rapid habitat assessments, physical chemistry sampling, geomorphic surveying, stream temperature monitoring, and maintaining several rain and stream flow gages. Lab duties include: subsampling benthic macroinvertebrate samples. Office duties include: data entry, data analysis, preparation of reports, and various public outreach projects. The ideal candidate must be team oriented, work well under pressure, and be able to meet deadlines.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A 4 Year College Degree.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Proven experience and knowledge of stream ecology, including the collection and identification of aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates, the collection and identification of nongame and game stream fish of piedmont Maryland, and the qualitative and quantitative assessment of stream habitat conditions.
- Proven experience and knowledge using different water quality sampling techniques including use of multiparameter probes, grab samples and the use of automated water quality sampling equipment.
- Proven experience and knowledge of conducting and completing geomorphic stream surveys that include, at a minimum, cross sections, longitudinal surveys, pebble counts, and sinuosity.
- Proven experience and knowledge of maintaining ecological data in a relational database, performing analysis on data through the use of database queries and statistical software packages, and displaying the analysis through a GIS system such as ArcMap.
If selected for consideration for a position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.
SELECTION PROCESS: All interested applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to apply. The position is being advertised at www.montgomerycountymd.gov From the opening web page, click on “Careers,” in the left column, then, after a new page opens, click on “iRecruitment Visitor Homepage ”next, after opening a new page, click on New Jobs (Last 7 days). After the new page opens, scroll to the bottom of the page and look for position IRC161. Click on the hypertext and this opens the vacancy announcement along with a tab for applying online.
The link for the vacancy announcement is here.
Email any questions to Keith Van Ness at email@example.com.
CLOSING DATE: Applications must be submitted online through the Montgomery County website and must be received by close of business February 1, 2011.
KCI Technologies, Inc.
KCI Technologies, Inc. is the largest employee-owned, multi-disciplined engineering firm in Maryland, employing more than 800 operating out of offices in 12 states and the District of Columbia.
KCI is seeking applicants for two open positions; an Environmental Scientist and a Restoration Designer, to assist with various ecological restoration projects, including non-tidal stream, tidal and non-tidal wetland, shoreline, shallow estuary, fisheries and lake restoration projects. Support the development of multi-disciplinary watershed restoration planning efforts.
Qualified candidates should apply to:
Pre-employment drug testing is required as a condition of employment.
KCI offers competitive salary and excellent benefits.
KCI is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. EOE/D/V/M/F
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Posting Date: 1/4/2011
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), an interstate water resources management agency, seeks a career Aquatic Biologist for its office in Harrisburg, PA. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Designing and implementing research studies related to aquatic biology.
- Collecting and analyzing biological, water quality, and habitat data.
- Coordinating with other government agencies, environmental groups, and the general public.
- Preparing reports and other publications.
Only candidates with the following eligibility requirements will be considered:
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or other related field required; master's degree preferred.
- Two years experience as a biologist, with a background in field work, aquatic macroinvertebrate identification, and statistical analysis.
- Aptitude to effectively manage multiple projects and plan activities to meet deadlines.
- High level of integrity, professionalism, and dedication to teamwork and collaborative approaches to problem-solving.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with knowledge of GIS technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
- Sufficient physical stamina and ability to travel and perform field work throughout the Susquehanna River Basin, including overnight trips.
Competitive salary and benefits package available to include health care insurance and participation in the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System.
Send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 4, 2011.
Attn: Aquatic Biologist;
Amy Myers, HR Manager;
Susquehanna River Basin Commission;
1721 N. Front Street;
Harrisburg, PA 17102.
SRBC is an equal opportunity employer. Visit our website at www.srbc.net.
Posting Date: 12/13/2010
This is an entry level position, with opportunities for growth. CI staff will work closely with the Outreach Coordinator to develop the requisite skills, and comfort level, necessary for success.
1. Coordinate outreach for the Potomac Highlands Watershed School, our award winning online educational tool that promotes Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences. MWEE's are K-12 Project Based Learning activities supported by NOAA's Bay Watershed Education & Training.
2. Coordinate outreach for the Potomac Watershed Partnership, a collaborative effort by federal, state, municipal, non-profit, and for-profit partners to restore the health of the land and waters of the Potomac River basin, thereby enhancing the quality of life and overall health of the Chesapeake Bay.
3. In addition, the successful candidate must be willing to learn a wide range of skills in support of CI's programs that integrate watershed science and education including, but not limited to: field and laboratory data collection, public outreach and education, newsletter publishing, website design, and media and fundraising campaigning.
o Bachelors degree (or equivalent).
o Exceptional coordination and outreach skills.
o Possess good "people skills" & have a desire to travel.
o Demonstrate fluid computer skills.
o Have reliable transportation and be able to pass a background check.
Salary: $23,000-$26,000 with benefits & travel allowance.
Visit www.cacaponinstitute.org for the full announcement.
Cacapon Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
W. Neil Gillies, Executive Director
Frank Rodgers, Director of Education
Cacapon Institute, P.O. Box 68, High View, WV 26808
Posting Date: 9/27/2010
KCI Technologies, Inc.
KCI’s growing Natural Resource Management Discipline is seeking a Sr. Restoration Ecologist to lead various ecological restoration projects throughout the mid-Atlantic and New England states. This full-time position will be based in our corporate headquarters in Sparks, MD and will collaborate with various satellite offices throughout the east coast and mid-west. Details on the job description and application process are available at www.kci.com/careers.
Lead various ecological restoration projects, including non-tidal stream, tidal and non-tidal wetland, shoreline, shallow estuary, fisheries and lake restoration projects. Support the development of multi-disciplinary watershed restoration planning efforts. Perform project management and client coordination efforts. Assist in business development efforts marketing services to existing and potential clients. Mentor junior staff. Provide peer reviews of ecological projects. Inspire creativity and innovation. Demonstrate analytical skills necessary to solve complex problems.
Ten or more years of experience related to ecological restoration. Proven history of managing financially and ecologically successful projects.
Expertise in the restoration of freshwater and brackish ecosystems; familiarity with GIS analysis; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational and time management skills; outstanding project management skills; strong interpersonal skills; rigorous research and analysis skills; demonstrated understanding of ecological principles and processes; ability to learn quickly. Ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships.
Degrees / Licenses Required (R) – Preferred (P)
BS in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Environmental or Water Resource Engineering or equivalent (R). MS in relevant fields or Registration as a Professional Engineer(P).
Formal training in fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, lake management, bio-engineering or invasive species management beneficial. Articles in professional publications and presentations at state, regional or national conferences on relevant topics a plus.
Natural Resources Specialist
Posting Date: 9/27/2010
Resource Analysis Section
Park Planning and Stewardship Division
Montgomery County Department of Parks
Parkland managed by the Montgomery County Department of Parks makes up more than 10% of the County’s land and serve as the county’s “backyard”, providing safe and green outdoor spaces, fun and educational programs and events, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Our mission is to protect and interpret our valuable natural and cultural resources; balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation; offer a variety of enjoyable recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles; and provide clean, safe, and accessible places for leisure-time activities.
The Montgomery County Department of Parks seeks a Senior Natural Resource Specialist in its Park Planning and Stewardship Division to track and review compensatory mitigation (CM) and environmental stewardship (ES) projects associated with the building of the Intercounty Connector (ICC). These projects include Stormwater management retrofits, stream restorations, wetland creations and Special Protection Area (SPA) Best Management Practices. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge in one of the following fields; aquatic ecology, wetland ecology, stream restoration, forest ecology, or wildlife ecology.
This individual will work closely with Parks’ staff as well as staff and consultants of the State Highway Administration, and other county, state and federal agencies to ensure that ES/CM projects are designed, constructed, and monitored to protect natural resources while still providing adequate mitigation for the construction of the ICC. This will include maintaining and updating project files, attending and scheduling both intra- and inter-agency project meetings, coordinating the mandatory referral process for ES/CM projects both on and off parkland and representing the Department of Parks at subsequent Planning Board and other public meetings.
Minimum qualifications for this position include a bachelors degree in natural resources management, aquatic ecology, environmental science, forestry, wildlife management, or a related field, plus three years of progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and a valid driver’s license or the ability to acquire one. This position requires a combination of field and office work, and includes exposure to inclement weather and outdoor hazards.
To apply please go to www.neogov.org/mncppc position # 14234 – Senior Natural Resource Specialist.
Position will remain open until filled.
Posting Date: 4/7/2010
Open Space Management
The Columbia Association, one of the nation's largest homeowner's associations serving approximately 100,000 residents, is searching for a Watershed Manager/Coordinator. This newly created full-time position will report directly to the president and the director of Open Space Management with overall responsibility for developing and administering the Annual Watershed Management Work Plan. This position is also responsible for setting benchmarks and measuring the success of Watershed Management through Water Quality monitoring and resident behavior assessments, while also assisting other divisions and departments within CA on Watershed Policy Compliance. Bachelors or Masters (preferred) in related field with 10-15 years of experience. Familiarity with State regulations, policies and requirements. In-field (hands-on) sampling/assessment/surveying experience is a must. Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Community education outreach experience and interdisciplinary work experience with project multi-tasking capabilities. Above average communication skills both verbal and written are essential. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail resumes to Human.Resources@ColumbiaAssociation.com or via fax to Watershed Manager Vacancy to 410-715-2473. All resumes must be received by April 14. Due to the high volume of responses, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Sassafras River Assosciation RIVERKEEPER
Posting Date: 4/5/2010
The Sassafras RIVERKEEPER is an Advocate/Scientist, serving as the eyes and ears of the River. The Sassafras RIVERKEEPER is responsible for the development and implementation of an advocacy program to prevent pollution and habitat degradation in the Sassafras River and its watershed. The Sassafras RIVERKEEPER advances the Sassafras Watershed Action Plan, ensuring the implementation of restoration efforts. The Sassafras River Association is a proud member of Waterkeeper Alliance. The Sassafras RIVERKEEPER ensures compliance with Waterkeeper’s Quality Standards.
For more information, check this link (.pdf file)
National Water Program - Water-Related Job Opportunities
Posting Date: 2/2/2010
Department of Environmental Protection
Watershed Management Division
Posting Date: 4/19/2010
Montgomery County, MD
STREAM MONITORING VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP
Interns work with stream monitoring crews to collect biological, physiochemical, and habitat data needed to assess stream health.
Duties may include:
- Stream monitoring:
- Fish sampling
- Habitat assessments
- Physical chemistry sampling
- Amphibian and reptile surveys
- Geomorphic surveys
- Hydrology monitoring (maintenance and download of flow gages and rain gages; stream flow measurements)
- Temperature meter deployment
- Benthic macroinvertebrate sub-sampling
- Data entry and database querying
- Report writing
- Public outreach projects
Interns should be prepared to work full days outside, and be capable of carrying up to 30 lbs of gear.
If interested, email Jennifer St. John at Jennifer.St.John@montgomerycountymd.gov to request an application. Be sure to specify that you are interested in a volunteer intern position at Department of Environmental Protection in the Watershed Management Division's stream monitoring program.
If you have questions, contact Jennifer St. John by email or by phone at (240)-777-7740.
This internship is a great opportunity to receive community service hours, fulfill course requirements, gain job experience and exposure to the field of watershed management!
Marine Science Field Technician/Req. No. 2009-1062
Posting Date: 1/11/2010
Location: Versar, Inc./NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office – NCBO, Annapolis, Maryland
Versar, Inc. is looking for a Marine Science Field Technician to support ongoing ecological sampling and habitat characterizations by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO). The individual will be employed by Versar www.versar.com, and www.esm.versar.com under contract to NOAA.
The successful candidate will participate in field surveys of aquatic habitats in the Chesapeake Bay. Work primarily involves acoustic seafloor mapping surveys with occasional biological sampling surveys. The candidate will work closely with the NCBO Ecosystem Science Team to integrate aquatic habitat information into the analysis of the ecosystem status. The position will occasionally require overnight travel away from the duty station and can occur in inclement weather for long hours. The candidate must be able to lift and/or haul up to 40lbs of equipment including sonar equipment and fishing nets.
- Compiling data and results from previous research
- Participating in workgroups to design and evaluate survey protocols and designs
- Assisting co-workers and other programs to facilitate data collection and analysis
- Providing quality control of habitat survey data
- Routinely sampling from various vessels and platforms
- Equipment and vessel maintenance
- Bachelor of Science in a related field
- Small boat handling experience
- Basic skills in database management and GIS
- Field research experience in hydrographic or ecological studies
- Experience with hydrographic software packages such as Hypack, Caris, Chesapeake Tech, or other relevant digital sensor software packages
- Basic understanding of digital sensor integration and data logging
- First Aid/CPR
Completion of small boat certifications and first aid/CPR certifications are required within 90 days. The duty station for this position is Annapolis, Maryland.
Versar, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements via E-mail, US mail or FAX to the following address, referencing position number 2009-1062. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Salary Range $35,000 - $45,000 annual salary
Glynda Squiggins, Human Resources
Versar, Inc., ESM Operations
9200 Rumsey Rd.
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone (410) 964-9200
FAX (410) 964-5156
Environmental Scientist/Certified Taxonimist – Hermitage Office
Posting Date: 12/02/09
Wallace & Pancher, Inc. is an engineering and environmental consulting firm that
provides services in environmental planning and permitting, natural resource studies, and
design services to a diverse group of clients in the private and public sector. Our rapid
growth can be attributed to the dedication to our clients, relationships with environmental
agencies, and our “get it done” philosophy. We employ a professional dedicated staff of
engineers, biologists, designers, and construction personnel.
Our philosophy: Bridge the gap between engineering and ecology.
We approach each project as an opportunity for the engineering and ecological
disciplines to work hand-in-hand to achieve client goals. Our highly qualified staff is
experienced with wetland and stream design, natural resource ecology, and the laws and
regulations that govern the protection of natural resources.
We are seeking qualified professionals to fill the full-time position of Environmental
Scientist/Certified Taxonomist at our Hermitage, Pennsylvania Office:
Environmental Scientist/Certified Taxonomist:
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a B.S. degree in environmental science,
biology, entomology or related field, a minimum of 5 years of experience in
macroinvertebrate identification to the genus or species level, and will hold NABS
certifications in Eastern and/or Western EPT identification. Additional NABS
certifications are desirable, but not necessary.
WPI offers a challenging and exciting work environment, competitive salary, benefits
including healthcare and retirement, as well as paid vacation and holidays. If you are
looking for a rewarding working environment with advancement potential, please contact
Email cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to:
Wallace & Pancher, Inc.
1085 South Hermitage Rd.
Hermitage, PA 16148
Director of Global Water, Health and Schools
Water Advocates (www.wateradvocates.org) is a small but influential nonprofit advocacy group
in Washington DC (DuPont Circle area) dedicated to helping solve the global safe drinking water
and sanitation challenge. Water Advocates neither implements programs overseas nor seeks
funding for itself, but works to raise awareness of and funding for the global water and sanitation
sector as a whole.
The Director of Global Water, Health and Schools is responsible for planning and implementing
Water Advocates’ outreach and advocacy program focused on a) water, sanitation, and global
public health and b) the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools Initiative. He/she
will play a leading role in the growth of Water Advocates’ ambitious outreach program and will
serve as one of the main advocates and representatives of Water Advocates and its allies.
The Director’s main role will be to support the overall mission of Water Advocates to
significantly increase awareness of and financial support for the global safe drinking water and
sanitation sector from private and public US-based supporters. He/she will maintain and grow
the existing WASH in Schools Initiative, and identify and pursue new funding opportunities,
special initiatives, communications efforts, and other projects concerning the linkages between
water, sanitation and global public health.
- Knowledge of and experience with the global safe drinking water and sanitation sector
and linkages to other international human development challenges; experienced in
working with global health and education
- Networking expertise, preferably with strong existing relationships in the community of
potential funders; ability to broker partnerships, including across development sectors
- Excellent research skills, and the ability to deliver compelling arguments to new and
existing funders (strong written and oral communication)
- MPH or related degree preferred
- Able to travel occasionally (domestic)
- Able to work independently and creatively
- Commitment to values, mission and vision of Water Advocates; engagement in global
health and/or development issues, preferably with a focus on safe drinking water and
sanitation, health and education challenges
- Strong background in outreach/advocacy/program management; record of proactive
efforts to build new relationships with potential supporters/funders and
expanding/strengthening existing relationships
- Experience with basic fund-raising and communications techniques
- Ability to develop, plan and implement specific short- and long-term outreach goals
- Demonstrated public speaking skills, and experience in planning and facilitating meetings
- Ability and desire to work in a small organization with a consensus-oriented environment
with different work styles
- Ability to use modern/leading edge communications tools and software applications, and
excellent written communication skills
- High-energy, love of challenge, and ability to be effective in a constantly changing
Writing samples will be required.
This position is located in Washington, DC. This is a full-time exempt position, lasting from
date of hire through December 31, 2010. Salary range is commensurate with experience. Some
domestic travel may be required. Water Advocates is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to diversity in the workplace.
Please send résumé and cover letter to email@example.com.
Stream Monitoring Volunteer Internship in Montgomery County, MD
Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring-Related
VERSAR, Inc. - CAREERS
please see our website: http://www.esm.versar.com/esm/careers.htm
Non-Profit Executive Director (Volunteer)
Maryland Alliance for Greenway Improvement and Conservation (MAGIC) is a regional environmental activist 501(c)3 non-profit group with a small Board of Directors, agreements with about 30 other groups and an information network of more than 1000 people. MAGIC has 3 main initiatives, protection of forests, connection of greenways, and support of general environmental causes.
We recently lost the prime leader of MAGIC to cancer and now seek a volunteer to take on the responsibilities of Executive Director.
The Executive Director (ED) serves several roles. As an expert in forest issues in the Maryland region, the ED does public speaking, meets with officials on legislative and policy matters, and is responsible for growth of the organization. In general, the ED manages communicating the message of habitat protection, preservation, and expansion. The duties are far-ranging, from managing the membership database to directing lawsuits for access to public information. A new effort is planned for a major meeting on regional forest management issues. MAGIC has a modest budget and tremendous potential to become an agent against global warming.
The ED sits as Chairperson of the Board and runs about 8 meetings per year. Substantive decisions are typically decided by the Board with guidance from the ED. Please see the MAGIC website for further information at: http://www.marylandalliance.org.
Last Updated 2/15/2011