Coastal Climate Specialist, MD Sea Grant

Maryland Sea Grant is pleased to announce an opening in our extension program for a coastal climate specialist. We are looking for a dynamic individual interested in working across science, government, and communities to provide problem-solving assistance to decision-makers and communities.

Joining our talented team of extension experts in water resources, the new position will be expected to develop and lead programming focusing on issues facing coastal communities in Maryland.

The position announcement with details of the job can be found at http://agnr.umd.edu/careers/jobs/agent-associate-maryland-sea-grant-coastal-climate-specialist.

A master’s degree is a minimum requirement, applicants holding a PhD are encouraged to apply. The University of Maryland provides an excellent benefits package with this position.

For best consideration please apply by April 30, 2017. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Postdoc, University of Michigan

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to participate on a NASA-funded project to understand the role of soil moisture in controlling carbon and energy fluxes.  The position will be based at the University of Michigan in the Climate and Space Science and Engineering department, and the postdoctoral researcher will work jointly with Professor Allison Steiner and Professor Gretchen Keppel-Aleks.  The project will use recently acquired data from the Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) satellite to investigate the coupling of water and carbon, as limited by soil moisture, in the global climate system, with a specific focus on the temperate-to-boreal transition region of the Northern Hemisphere.  The project will use global climate model (the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM)) with SMAP satellite-derived data to investigate model simulations of root zone soil moisture, including its role on the spatial and seasonal variations of soil moisture and surface fluxes.

Expertise is required in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric science, land surface hydrology, ecosystem science, or other aspects of environmental science and engineering.  Applicants should have demonstrated quantitative skills and a successful publication record. Programming experience with a global climate model is required, with preference towards experience with the NCAR CESM and the NCAR land surface model (Community Land Model).

The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility for extension to a second year. Please send a C.V., a cover letter detailing research interests, and the names of three references to Allison Steiner, alsteiner@umich.edu <mailto:alsteiner@umich.edu>

Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in atmospheric science, land surface hydrology, ecosystem science or other aspects of environmental science and engineering
Programming experience with a global climate model
Data visualization experience with NCL, IDL or Matlab
Desired Qualifications

Strong publication record
Experience with the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM)
Experience with the NCAR Community Land Model (CLM)
U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/137640/research_fellow

Marine Biologist(s), City of San Diego

City of San Diego, Public Utilities Department, Environmental Monitoring & Technical Services Division

The City of San Diego is looking to fill one to two (1-2) permanent marine biologist positions with its Marine Biology Laboratory and Ocean Monitoring Program. The recruitment period for these positions is scheduled for February 24 – March 6, 2017. Interested parties should visit the City’s job website (www.sandiego.gov/empopp) during this timeframe for detailed information and requirements, and to submit their materials via the City’s online application process. 

General Job Description:

These are entry-level professional positions in the City of San Diego’s “Marine Biologist” series. Marine Biologists are responsible for conducting the City’s Ocean Monitoring Program to meet regulatory permit requirements for the discharge of wastewater to the Pacific Ocean via the Point Loma and South Bay Ocean Outfalls. Main duties include performing ocean field sampling operations, ocean outfall inspections, laboratory sample processing and analysis, database and information management, GIS analysis, spatial mapping, axonomic identification of marine invertebrates and fishes, bioaccumulation studies, analysis of environmental monitoring data (e.g., water quality, sediment quality, invertebrate and fish community assessments,  contaminant bioaccumulation in fishes), writing and producing technical regulatory reports, and performing

other tasks as required. Marine Biology personnel are presently organized into four principal work groups: 1) Assessment and Reporting, 2) Information Management, 3) Ocean Operations, and 4) Taxonomy. Marine Biologists assigned to one group, however, may be required to assist with other parts of the program as needed. Consequently, preference will be given to applicants with diverse backgrounds and experience who can work across groups. Additional openings may become available in any of the work groups, and qualified candidates from this recruitment will likely be used to fill future vacancies. Thus, anyone interested in becoming a Marine Biologist with the City over the next 1-2 years is encouraged to apply. For additional information on job duties and qualifications, please visit the website listed above.

Present Salary Range: 

$3,913 – $4,720 per month (Marine Biologist I series, entry level)

$4,493 – $5,463 per month (Marine Biologist II series)

Questions/Additional Information:

Ami Latker, Search Committee Chair, Email: alatker@sandiego.gov

Timothy D. Stebbins, Ph.D., Senior Marine Biologist, Email: tstebbins@sandiego.gov

Seafood Traceability Collaboration Project Coordinator, Multi-NGO Project

Seafood Traceability Collaboration Project Coordinator

DESCRIPTION

This role will serve as the core project coordinator of a multi-NGO Seafood Traceability Collaboration. The NGOs involved in the Seafood Traceability Collaboration are FishWise (FW), Future of Fish (FoF), Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

This collaboration is a novel and innovative way of combining efforts of our four NGOs to work across the entire ecosystems of stakeholders necessary to build widespread adoption of traceability in the global seafood sector. Our work engages representatives from every supply chain node, vendors building the technology solutions, government agencies, and the nonprofit entities promoting traceability for the sake of conservation. Our work digs into both the system conditions that enable or derail traceability, as well as into the thinking and plans of those individual companies looking to adopt traceability solutions and make traceability commitments.

This role will involve managing the coordination across our four NGOs where activities are owned by individual NGOs but close collaboration is needed to collectively execute the overall grant. The project coordinator will be expected to help keep the collaboration organized, on track, and communications flowing to help facilitate successful collaboration between the NGOs.

The project coordinator will be housed at Future of Fish but will work to serve the Collaboration as a whole and will have his/her performance evaluated by the Collaboration Steering Committee.

Future of Fish is a virtual team with staff working remotely from locations throughout the US. The Collaboration is located across several time zones – specifically the Pacific and Eastern time zones and so the coordinator will be expected to be flexible in their schedule.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As the project coordinator, your responsibilities are to:

• Organize monthly Collaboration calls and additional Collaboration calls as needed

• Schedule and organize the Collaboration’s in-person quarterly meetings and relatedlogistics

• Attend and take minutes at all Collaboration in-person meetings and calls

• Travel to all quarterly in-person Collaboration meetings, in-person meetings with eachNGO, and to conferences where the Collaboration as a whole is presenting on its work

• Work with the Collaboration NGOs and/or facilitator(s) to develop call and meetingagendas

• Track progress on Collaboration projects and deliver regular updates to group

• Identify overlaps and risks in Collaboration project work and ensure the Collaboration is coordinating on those overlaps

• Manage grant reporting process and deliverables

• Utilize Collaboration management tools (e.g. Trello) to keep information and resources up to date and organized

• Oversee budget for meeting spaces, catering, facilitator, etc.

• Organize, assign, and follow-up on all next steps resulting from calls/meetings

• As assigned, manage coordination and production of joint Collaboration products, such as joint communications to the Collaboration Advisory Committee, joint announcements, etc.

• Identify challenges as they arise and help the Collaboration co-create solutions

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s Degree or higher

• 2+ years working in fisheries, marine conservation, the seafood industry, or other related field

• 3+ years of related project coordination

• Strong MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint user

• Excellent interpersonal, communications, and writing skills

• Able to work and excel on a diversity of tasks. (e.g., writing, coordinating logistics, developing spreadsheets, setting agendas, etc.)

• High level of professionalism, collaborative spirit, and maintains a positive attitude

• Self-starter and ability to learn and expand knowledge on their own

• Highly organized and attention to detail

• Strong record of working closely with clients and partners and understanding their needs

• Ability to recognize vagueness and working to resolve it

• Ability to take complexity and break it down in manageable tasks

• Ability to design processes and systems to accomplish project work and ensure accountability

• Experience working independently and also as part of a fast-paced team environment

THE SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY COLLABORATION

The areas of leadership and expertise by organization follow:

FishWise is a leading NGO partner to North American retailers and distributors on sustainability, traceability, and human rights in seafood. As an early expert organization working on traceability, FishWise plays a critical role in connecting and convening a network of companies, nonprofits, and policymakers involved in key traceability projects and precompetitive collaborations. FishWise’s contributions to the space include integrating traceability and human rights into seafood sustainability discussions, equipping the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions with the tools and resources they need to promote traceability, working with U.S. companies to implement ambitious but achievable traceability and social commitments, and creating tools and resources to improve traceability implementation by the industry and advance stakeholders’ shared understanding of traceability. Core competencies: Strong private sector leader relationships, trusted advisor to many stakeholders and within the Conversation Alliance, ‘real-world’ traceability implementation experience, and strong understanding of supply chain barriers to traceability.

Future of Fish is a design process expert driving collaboration, prototyping and storytelling. Its pilot project work has led it to become one of the most granular players in understanding technology deployment in the field and the technical stuck points in that process. It has also built unique relationships with technology vendors to allow them to coordinate their voice and support of a growing and more rationalized demand. FoF’s specific achievements include developing precompetitive technology vendor initiatives, refining the business case for traceability at all levels of the supply chain, and creating compelling education tools for the NGO sector. Core competencies: Deep technology knowledge, in-field technology deployment experience, ethnographic research & analysis, ability to convene and support cross-sector collaboration, design process expertise and innovation process leader.

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) is an internationally renowned institute for food traceability. It is a center at the Institute of Food Technologists, a membership organization of scientists involved in food systems and production. The organization brings unparalleled insights about technology application and transparency adoption in other food systems and supply chains. Their experience in navigating and catalyzing other industry transformation informs our perspectives on what is necessary and what is possible.They are experts in both traceability “rollout,” as well as the strategy (and execution) of building industry wide training and standards dissemination. GFTC has been a co-leader of the Global Dialogue. Core competencies: Insight into and experience working with science-based traceability across multiple food sectors; Expertise in industry transformation and the tactics to accomplish it

World Wildlife Fund is a global conservation NGO that, through its policy level leadership and on-the-ground partnerships, creates connective tissue between the business and nonprofits worlds to align and work toward conservation goals together. WWF has both on-the-ground fisheries work and extensive seafood industry partnerships in multiple countries. WWF has created a “Traceability Principles” manifesto to align the NGO world around traceability, and has piloted the development of supply chain risk assessment and traceability benchmarking tools. It is also a coleader in the Global Dialogues. Core competencies: On-the-ground partnership and execution in the field; in-country expertise in partner recruitment and management; business lens and perspective.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a cover letter (with monthly rate requirements) and CV to Cheryl Chen, Future of Fish - Operations Director (cchen@futureoffish.org) by Friday February 24 2017. This position will be a full-time limited term independent contractor position to June 2018 with possible extension if additional funding is secured.

The anticipated start date of the contract would be March 13, 2017 and will require the contractor to attend a meeting in Boston from March 22-23rd.

Ocean Policy Program Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Ocean Policy Program Specialist 

The Ocean Policy Program Specialist contributes to the research, analysis, planning, and coordination needs of the Aquarium's ocean conservation policy program to help achieve the Aquarium's ocean conservation goals.

Core Responsibilities

  • Performs research and analysis of state, federal and international ocean policy issues relevant to the Aquarium's ocean conservation goals
  • Produces briefing memos, talking points, comment letters, informational folders, and similar materials in support of the Aquarium's policy strategies
  • Works with the Director of Ocean Conservation Policy Strategies and Ocean Policy Managers to develop and execute policy strategies at the state, federal and international levels

Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education

  • Master's degree in environmental policy, law, management, or science-related field
  • Excellent research and writing skills

Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education

  • Outstanding verbal communication skills
  • Works well independently and in teams
  • Strong time-management and multi-tasking skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required

Ancillary Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the planning and production of strategic events in California, Washington, DC, and in other U.S. and international locations
  • Along with the Director of Ocean Conservation Policy Strategies, coordinates and supports the Aquarium's Conservation Teams
  • Along with the Director of Ocean Conservation Policy Strategies, coordinates and supports the Aquarium Conservation Partnership
  • Works with the Conservation and Science Outreach Manager and Operations Coordinator to support Divisional priorities and projects

Job Details

Reference #18570

Posted onOct 28, 2016

Location(s)Monterey Bay

ExpertiseConservation & Science, Policy

Work type(s)Regular, Full Time

Job level(s)Entry/graduate

Experienced Conservationist, Blue Ventures

https://www.peacecorps.gov/returned-volunteers/careers/career-link/asia-pacific-scout-mangrove-conservation/?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=


Deadline: February 28, 2017
Location: Roaming


Blue Ventures is currently recruiting an experienced conservationist to undertake an evaluation of opportunities for mangrove conservation in the Asia-Pacific region. The study will entail a rigorous desk and field-based scoping analysis of existing marine management initiatives being supported by community based organisations, NGOs and institutions in priority Asian-Pacific countries (eg. Myanmar, Philippines and Papua New Guinea).

The purpose of this study is to identify potential candidate sites and partners that together may be suitable for future efforts to replicate Blue Ventures' integrated, incentive-based mangrove forest and fisheries management models in priority mangrove conservation areas in the Asia-Pacific region.

The scoping study will focus on hotspot countries and sites that have been pre-identified through remote sensing analyses as having high rates of anthropogenic mangrove loss that might be averted through locally led conservation efforts. Sites will be assessed according to local interest in, and need for, mangrove and fisheries management initiatives. The potential for incentivised fisheries management initiatives will also be of keen interest. Partners will be assessed based on their capacity for supporting field-based conservation efforts, and their alignment with Blue Ventures' mission and core values.

This study will form a key output of Blue Ventures' ongoing mangrove conservation scoping efforts in the region, in advance of subsequent in depth site-based feasibility studies. The successful candidate will be a creative, open minded, and discerning individual, with excellent analytical skills and a strong technical background in incentive-based environmental conservation. They will be pragmatic and resourceful in working alone and orientating within the marine conservation context in the target countries; entrepreneurial in identifying opportunities for potential future mangrove conservation interventions; and sensitive to the needs and interests of communities and stakeholders involved in mangrove conservation.

Blue Ventures is a fast growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development. While this position is a fixed term role, there will be the opportunity for transition to longer-term employment with Blue Ventures based on performance in this role.

Marine Research Technician, Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory

The FSUCML seeks a highly motivated and organized individual to serve as a Marine Research Technician to interact with and be readily accessible to the researchers and the support staff to ensure equipment maintenance and function to provide high quality data; and to participate in research in the laboratory and field with resident faculty as needed to fulfill the research mission of the laboratory. Laboratory-based equipment includes but is not limited to compound and stereo microscopes with integrated computers, image analysis software, and high-definition cameras; analytical equipment such as centrifuges, microbalances, and drying ovens, as well as autoclaves; and commercial,  -80°C, and walk-in freezers. Field Equipment includes but is not limited to water quality sondes, a CTD, ROV, data loggers, dredges and corers. The marine technician will also oversee training of new users and will schedule and monitor use of all technical equipment. The position reports to the Assistant Director.
 
Qualifications
(1)   Minimum education -High school diploma or equivalency and two years experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to two years
(2)   Strong communication and organizational skills are essential
(3)   Knowledge of laboratory and field equipment use and maintenance, including compound and stereo microscopes.
(4)   Proficient with computer applications, including Excel, Word, Access, and Powerpoint.
(5)   Preferred candidates will have scuba diving skills and certification, boating experience, experience with database management (using access and other database software), image analysis, and GIS.
(6)   Applicant must be physically capable of conducting rigorous field work and have the flexibility to work long hours.

Preferred
Undergraduate degree in marine or related science; four years of relevant experience or Masters Degree in marine or related science.
 
Duties are oultined on the website. 

To Apply, Visit jobs.fsu.edu and search for Job Opening 41225. Submit electronic pdf copies of resume and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Please also notify: Dr. Felicia Coleman, Director, fcoleman@fsu.edu.  Review of applicants will begin 20 January 2017 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified.

FSU is an AA/EO employer
Female and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply

Two opportunities at KCI Technologies, Inc.

Hiring OrganizationKCI Technologies, Inc.
Job Closing Date3 February 2017

 

 

KCI’s Natural Resources Practice is seeking mid- and senior-level stream restoration designers (scientists or engineers) and project managers to work on projects throughout the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic Region. Projects include stream and floodplain restoration, dam removal, fish passage, and other Bay pollutant reduction strategies. Experience with channel restoration design and construction oversight is needed to fulfill these positions.

Our 100% employee-owned company can provide you with excellent professional growth opportunities.  Check out the links and apply today!

http://careers.kci.com/jobdetail/16-P050-490_project_scientist_sparks_maryland

http://careers.kci.com/jobdetail/16-P050-489_project_manager_sparks_maryland

Associate Director, Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute

The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute is seeking an experienced candidate to serve as its Associate Director.

The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, the ability to collaborate with a diverse array of stakeholders, and broad and deep knowledge of coastal, marine and environmental issues and policies. The Associate Director will work closely with the UCI Director to provide information and research that coastal marine decision-makers need especially at the interface of science and policy to craft and implement sound policies.

S/he will be responsible for development and implementation of UCI strategic plans and initiatives and engage in ongoing projects related to coastal and ocean policy, planning and management, and sustainable and resilience communities. The Associate Director will collaborate closely with Monmouth University faculty, as well as with representatives of other academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, industry, government agencies, and decision makers to develop initiatives and research projects and find solutions to the challenges facing our coastal and marine environment and communities.

The position will work out of the offices of the Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The position will report to the UCI Director who will also be responsible for day-to-day management. Plans of work and performance-based program and project objectives will be developed working jointly with the UCI Director.

Adjunct teaching opportunities at Monmouth University may be available subject to sufficient qualifications, application and approval by relevant Department.
The mission of the UCI is to serve the public interest as a forum for scientific and policy research, education and collaboration, which fosters the application of the best available science and information to support healthy and productive coastal ecosystems and an ecologically sustainable and economically vibrant future for coastal communities. The UCI was established in September 2005 as one of Monmouth University’s “Centers of Distinction”. The UCI builds on the University’s growing strengths in environmental science, business and economics, and public policy and collaboration with the Kislak Real Estate Institute and Polling Institute.

The UCI supports collaborative and interdisciplinary research and educational programs, as well as extramural partnerships with universities, community colleges, public and private sector groups and individuals with expertise in coastal and ocean related issues. For more information, go to http://www.monmouth.edu/uci.

 

Instructor/Assistant Professor, Biology Anne Arundel Community College

With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities.

Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public, two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. The college's nationally recognized and award-winning programs help about 49,000 students annually achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. Anne Arundel Community College has a student body of over 49,000 credit, non-credit, certificate and professional students, including 33 percent of students of color and 1,560 international students from 77 countries.

Located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland near historic Annapolis, home to the US Naval Academy, AACC is conveniently located just minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and downtown Baltimore and is not far from Washington, DC Bordering the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, the county has 437 miles of waterfront.

AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational and work environment. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including, but not limited to: teaching, learning, student success, workplace effectiveness, and engagement in partnerships with local and global communities.

Faculty members are expected to serve on department, school and college committees; advise students; engage in professional development activities; and participate in community and business partnerships, research and grant opportunities.

Faculty will use technology and learning outcomes assessment to enhance classroom teaching and demonstrate commitment to innovation and teaching excellence.

College teaching experience is preferred. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College seeks exceptional teaching faculty who represent a diversity of thought and experience.

Anne Arundel Community College seeks a full-time instructor or assistant professor of Biology who is a highly trained professional committed to community college education. Anatomy and Physiology courses will constitute the primary teaching responsibilities

Teaching Function Anne Arundel Community College is guided by principles that emphasize student success, especially in learning, and continuous improvement to maintain a progressive and vital learning community. AACC is a premier learning organization that is at the forefront of community college education.

As such, faculty will:

  • deliver instruction in a variety of formats;
  • integrate learning outcomes assessment techniques in instructional planning, curriculum design and teaching activities;
  • apply technology to the teaching and learning process;
  • collaborate in flexible, imaginative problem-solving; and
  • integrate interdisciplinary and global perspectives into curricula.

Duties

While faculty work of 30 faculty load hours per academic year includes primary responsibilities for teaching and assessing learning and for college, school and department service, advising, and professional development, the college seeks to break the frame that traditionally surrounds faculty assignments.

In conjunction with their primary responsibilities, and in various combinations, faculty will:

  • mentor students, including those students from specific target groups,
  • mentor new full-time faculty and part-time faculty;
  • design, format and deliver curriculum in a variety of formats;
  • train and consult for workforce initiatives (eg, for public and corporate partners, etc.);
  • develop and implement community education and extended learning programs;
  • partner with colleagues to enhance services to students and the community through recruitment and marketing, advising, retention strategies and activities;
  • * strengthen relations and collaborative activities with K-12 and baccalaureate-granting institutions;
  • work with "at-risk" populations; and
  • develop multicultural educational environments that affirm the value of cultural diversity.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree or higher in biology

  • Experience teaching college level biology

  • Successful completion of coursework in Anatomy and Physiology at the graduate level Preferred Qualifications

  • Community college teaching experience desirable; experience teaching biology to a diverse student body (eg underprepared, returning, non-native, and/or first-generation college students) highly desirable

  • Experience with pedagogy and classroom skills that provide optimal student success strategies that accommodate a variety of learning styles

  • Experience with curriculum design and program assessment

  • Online teaching experience and/or teaching using Learning Management Systems recommended

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter,

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae,

  • Teaching Philosophy,

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

As a condition of employment and in connection with your employment application process, Anne Arundel Community College shall conduct a background check on all candidates selected for employment. The information contained in such background reports shall be used for job relevant employment purposes. All offers of employment are contingent upon the favorable results of a background check screening

While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, we regret that we are unable to sponsor employment Visas for job applicants at this time.

Environmental Scientist/Ecologist, Brinkerhoff Environmental Services, Inc

Environmental Scientist/Ecologist – Land Use, Wetlands, NEPA
Manasquan NJ

Projects are highly technical with multiple layers of regulatory approvals required. Opportunity to work with a diverse team of highly respected knowledgeable individuals and use new and innovative technologies for site remediation. Training and continuing education are emphasized.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preparation of environmental permits issued by the NJDEP, USACE, NYS DEC, and PADEP
  • Performance of wetlands delineations including characterizing sites for mitigation and restoration
  • Performance of Ecological Evaluations/Environmental Risk Assessments in accordance with the NJDEP Site Remediation Program requirements
  • Preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements in accordance with NEPA, SEQRA, CEQRA NJ Executive Order 215 and local municipal requirements
  • Performance of Feasibility Studies for commercial, industrial and residential land development projects
  • Client interaction in professional and field settings
  • Performing duties in a safe and compliant manner
  • Travel to work sites in NJ, NY and eastern PA.

EXPERIENCE

• BS/BA in Environmental Science, Geology, Environmental Engineering or related disciplines

• 5+ years experience performing above duties

RELATED EXPERIENCE (A PLUS BUT NOT REQUIRED)

  • GIS/AutoCAD experience
  • 40 Hour OSHA training
  • Soil/groundwater/permeability characterization for stormwater management systems

BENEFITS

Company offers advancement opportunities, matched 401(k), health, vacation and training. Great working environment.

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes to Human Resources via email resumes@brinkenv.com

Staff Environmental Scientist, Burns & McDonnell

Staff Environmental Scientist

Downers Grove IL

Requisition ID 161509

Description

Responsibilities include air pollution permitting, analysis, and compliance; air dispersion modeling; environmental compliance audits; environmental site assessments; and report and permit writing. Work includes a mix of field assessments, report/permit preparation and travel. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or Engineering from accredited program. Entry-level position (zero to two years of professional experience). Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Previous consulting experience related to air pollution permitting and compliance, and/or Multi-media environmental compliance audits, Environmental management systems, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, and Report writing preferred.

Apply: http://www.burnsmcd.com/careers

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Senior Project Geologist/Scientist, HRP

Senior Project Geologist/Scientist
Stratford CT

HRP is seeking a Senior Project Geologist/Scientist with 5-10 years experience to join our growing office in Stratford, CT. A variety of challenging assignments will be offered to successful candidates, including the design and execution of hydrogeological investigations, remedial actions, and environmental assessments. Responsibilities will include:

  • Field team supervision
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Report and proposal preparation
  • Budget development
  • Client interaction
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

We are looking for creative, results driven individuals with strong backgrounds in geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental science, or related fields. Work experience and knowledge to include:

  • Site development;
  • RCRA
  • CERCLA
  • Environmental site assessments
  • Due diligence
  • Site subsurface investigations
  • Site groundwater/soil remediation technologies.

Working knowledge Connecticut environmental regulations, as well as an understanding of Connecticut geology and strong experience developing conceptual site models is required. Remedial design and construction oversight is desired. Applicants need to be capable of working both independently and in a team setting that is fully supportive of our clients, as well as other employees.

Candidates should possess a BS or MS, demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, and be proficient in MS Office products. This is an opportunity for self motivated professionals interested in a career in a fast-paced and flexible work environment.

Apply online: http://hrpassociates.com/

Principal Environmental Engineer or Scientist, Parsons

Principal Environmental Engineer or Scientist - Insitu Technologies/Remediation
Somerset NJ

Are you a leader in discovering remedial methods for Metal contamination?

Parsons is seeking a strong senior level Environmental Engineer or Scientist, with a background in InSitu Technologies, to provide technical direction and guidance on remediation techniques for projects in the US. If you have a strong background designing and overseeing Insitu remediation, specifically for Metal and arsenic contaminants - we are interested in you!

This position can be located in one of our major offices in NJ, PA, NY, CT, DE, MI, OH, TX or MD with expected (planned) travel to site locations around the Northeast.

In this role, you will support a number of clients in the Northeast, and other areas in the US on remediation design techniques, which could include large Brownfield projects, superfund sites, chemical spills, petroleum refining and storage facilities, and manufacturing facility clean up.

The successful candidate independently performs a wide variety of complex environmental remediation design feasibility evaluation and recommendation and technology implementation tasks primarily related to in-situ technologies (ISS, ISCF) with a focus on remediation for metals. Adept in analyzing site assessment data and developing cost effective solutions related to the remediation technology.

Plans, directs, supervises and controls field efforts with site personnel and subcontractors, leading kick-off meetings with field teams, and providing technical guidance to field personnel performing field activities. Responsible for the completion of key deliverables and assigns responsibility for executing project plans to key subordinates.

Develops budgets, schedules, and plans for various elements of the project. Ensures that the project meets established cleanup goals. This role requires the ability to develop solutions to challenges identified during investigation, design and implementation and clear and concise communication while serving as a liaison between field activities and project management. The successful candidate will be problem solver and have an entrepreneurial spirit.

Job Requirements:

4-year degree (minimum) in Engineering or Science related discipline, and prefer MS in Chemical/Environmental Engineering or related discipline.

Minimum of 10 years of related environmental engineering work experience focusing on engineering, design and implementation of remedial alternatives, with expertise with InSitu Technologies like ISS, ISCF.

Proficiency in various computer software applications typically used within the assigned discipline.

Professional Engineer (PE) license is preferred.

Prefer thorough understanding of all environmental rules and regulations, particularly those of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection including the Field Sampling Procedures Manual.

Prefer 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Certification and valid refresher course.

Proficiency in implementation of a behavior based safety program.

Experience implementing InSitu technologies for large complex projects like petroleum refining or storage facilities is preferred.

Demonstrate success in working in a team environment, being an excellent team player as well as a leader.

Willingness to train and develop junior employees is expected.

Apply: https://careers.parsons.com/

Postdoctoral Investigator, WHOI

Postdoctoral Investigator
Woods Hole MA

The Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department is searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their team. This is a temporary position and the initial appointment will be for one year starting in 2017 with the possibility of an extension for a maximum of two years. This position is considered exempt full-time and is eligible for benefits.

JOB SUMMARY & DETAILS:

This position will support a funded project that combines at-sea sampling and experiments with the development and application of analytical methods in the Van Mooy Lab at WHOI.. The overarching goal is to characterize the production and consumption of chemically reduced (i.e. +3 oxidation state) phosphorus compounds by plankton, and thereby elucidate the roles these compounds play in marine environments where phosphorus is either abundant or scarce. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.

DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

A PhD in chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, analytical chemistry or a related field is required.

Demonstrated proficiency in the analysis of chemicals in the environment is essential.

Prior work on the development of ion chromatographic methods is advantageous, as is experience with mass spectrometry.

Experience in the analysis of ‘omics datasets’ and/or the study of upper ocean biogeochemical nutrient cycling is also a plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to visual abilities to include near and far vision. Hear and respond to instructions. Work around and with others. Physical duties are subject to change.

SEA DUTY CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTIONS:

May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.

For a full description and application form: http://www.whoi.edu/jobs/

Scentific Lead - Delta Science Program


Scentific Lead - Delta Science Program
Sacramento CA

The U.S. Geological Survey and the California Delta Stewardship Council are seeking an internationally recognized aquatic or ecosystem scientist to become the Lead Scientist of the Delta Science Program.

PROJECT:

The Delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers in California, 2800 km2 in area, is one of the largest and most significant water and environmental management projects in the world. The Delta is the hub of California’s water system, serving 25 million people, millions of acres of irrigated land, and an engine of California’s economy, the 6th largest in the world. The Delta is also home to more than 700 native species, 31 of which are listed under the Federal or California Endangered Species acts. Some of California’s fastest growing urban areas are at the margins of the Delta while the Delta itself supports significant agriculture and recreation. In 2009, the California legislature adopted the Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta Reform Act, which established providing a reliable water supply and protecting, restoring and enhancing the Delta ecosystem as coequal goals for managing the Delta. Under this act, the Delta Stewardship Council (Council) created the Delta Plan as a map to achieving these coequal goals. As a key first step in implementing the Delta Plan, the Council’s Delta Science Program (Program) published the 2013 Delta Science Plan as a roadmap for the scientific community to take on the high-stakes science tasks and grand challenges of the Delta. With “One Delta, One Science” as a guiding vision, the Delta Science Program is a driving force within the scientific community for acquiring, synthesizing, and communicating best-available science.

 

THE POSITION:

The Delta Lead Scientist “shall oversee the implementation of the Delta Science Program. In carrying out that responsibility, the Delta Lead Scientist shall regularly consult with the agencies participating in the program.” (CA Water Code Section 85280 (b)(3)). “The mission of the Delta Science Program shall be to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision making in the Delta. That mission shall be carried out through funding research, synthesizing and communicating scientific information to policymakers and decision makers, promoting independent scientific peer review, and coordinating with Delta agencies to promote science-based adaptive management. The Delta Science Program shall assist with development and periodic updates of the Delta Plan’s adaptive management program.” (CA Water Code Section 85280(b)(4)).

The responsibilities of the Lead Scientist are to:

Anticipate upcoming issues of scientific concern and guide the Delta Science Program (Program) and Bay-Delta science community to consider research to address them;

Promote the use of integrated science for Bay-Delta planning, management, and ecosystem restoration to top-level regional, State, and Federal staff and legislators;

Prepare scientific papers, memoranda, and reports on complex and controversial technical issues in the Bay-Delta for science-based management. Synthesize and summarize research related to the Bay-Delta;

Regularly meet with the State, Federal and local partner agencies engaged in the Delta to identify where independent science can inform regulatory and management actions and to integrate scientific efforts among the partners;

Work with regional partners to identify opportunities for the Program to coordinate independent scientific reviews.

Oversee the scientific review of key and sometimes controversial scientific issues relevant to State, Federal and stakeholder proposals for activities in the Bay-Delta;

Identify opportunities for dialogues and public discussions of technical ecosystem issues and oversee their communication, through public workshops and seminars, to bring new scientific results and ideas to the forefront;

Facilitate the exchange and synthesis of scientific information in response to management and regulatory needs;

Advise the Council on Federal- and State-led science in the Bay-Delta and work with representatives from regional, State, and Federal agencies and partners to facilitate communication between the agencies, create a common vision, and use scientific information to forge a middle-ground between the sometimes-conflicting needs of regulatory and management agencies;

Serve as the principal science advisor to the Council and actively participate in providing high-level technical advice on complex and controversial Bay-Delta hydrologic and ecosystem issues;

Ensure that the Delta Plan and Delta Science Plan support adaptive management of the Bay-Delta, which depend on excellent science;

Oversee implementation of the Council’s Delta Science Plan and its components, and work collaboratively to make periodic updates to the Delta Science Plan;

Serve as the principal science liaison between the Council, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB), and the Program;

Through an open solicitation, solicit nominations and applications for vacancies on the Delta ISB and make recommendations to the Council for appointment;

Provide independent science leadership, oversight, and guidance for the Program;

Hold primary responsibility for the quality of scientific products produced by the Program and for maintaining an unbiased, independent perspective that equally serves all Bay-Delta interests while impartially identifying the best available scientific information for Delta decision makers;

Coordinate with the Council’s Executive Officer to guide (1) the annual work plan for the Program and (2) the Program’s research grant and fellowship programs;

Consult with the Council’s Executive Officer and the Deputy Executive Officer for Science who are responsible for the day-to-day management of Program staff and the Science Program budget; and

Motivate, advise, and mentor Program staff.

 

THE INDIVIDUAL

California law sets forth the basic qualification requirements of the Delta Lead Scientist (CA Water Code sections 85280(b)(1)). The lead scientist shall meet all of the following qualifications:

1. Hold an advanced degree in a field related to water or ecosystem management.

2. Have a strong record of scientific research and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals in a field related to water or ecosystem management.

3. Have experience advising high-level managers in science-based decision making in the areas of water management and ecosystem restoration.

4. Have the capability to guide the application of an adaptive management process to resource management policy decisions in the Delta. THE APPOINTMENT

 

The Lead Scientist is secured through a multi-year appointment with the U.S. Geological Survey. The appointment can be either (1) an assignment to the USGS from any public university or non-profit institution via the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program; or (2) as a USGS position. The Lead Scientist will work at the Delta Stewardship Council office in downtown Sacramento, California. TO APPLY

Please send a Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae to Michelle Shouse at mkshouse@usgs.gov. For additional information please call Michelle at 916-278-9560.

Sustainable Seafood Program Director

The Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute) is seeking a Sustainable Seafood Program Director. The Sustainable Seafood Program Director could be based at our office in Setauket, NY or there may be the potential to work remotely. Salary and benefits TBD based on experience and qualifications. 
Background: 
The Safina Center is an ocean and wildlife conservation nonprofit organization based on Long Island, NY. The Safina Center was founded in 2003 by Dr. Carl Safina, a pioneer of ocean conservation, who brought ocean issues into the conservation mainstream. 
Our Sustainable Seafood Program translates seafood science for consumers, chefs, retailers, and health care professionals and consists of many interconnected components: 
          Online seafood guide based on scientific ratings of 160+ wild-caught fish and shellfish: Green, yellow, and red ratings, and advisories for contaminants including mercury and PCBs
          Information for consumers, chefs, and retailers who want to switch to eating/selling more sustainable seafood
          Information on seafood nutrition and related health issues
          Web-based tutorials, videos, links and blogs of issues such as bycatch, mercury in seafood, overfishing etc.
          Partnership with Whole Foods Market to promote sustainable seafood from boat to counter top Primary duties:
          Oversee the research for our fisheries sustainability assessments that are published in The Safina Center’s online seafood guide
          Supervise three to four seafood researchers, and train new researchers
          Establish priorities for which species/fisheries to assess and rate
          Manage the contract and budget for the sustainable seafood program work
          Serve as the principal liaison with our business partner Whole Foods Market
          Work closely with our partner Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch on the fisheries sustainability assessments, revising the fisheries assessment criteria, and improvement to the online assessment tool used by both Seafood Watch and The Safina Center
          Draft and review policy comment letters related to U.S. ocean/fisheries management, and collaborate with other NGOs on policy initiatives
          Develop outreach content, including website content for Sustainable Seafood Program section of the website
          Respond to inquiries from the media, public, and seafood industry
Preferred Qualifications: 
          A master’s degree or higher in the marine science or conservation fields, with a focus in fisheries
          Understanding of fisheries issues and how fisheries are assessed and managed
          Supervisory or managerial experience
          Experienced researcher, attention to detail
          Familiarity with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch fisheries assessment criteria (used by both Seafood Watch and The Safina Center) and the Seafood Watch Online Assessment Tool (SWAT)
          Excellent oral and written communicator, capable of synthesizing scientific information so that it can be understood by the general public
          Excellent organization skills, ability to multitask If interested, please send resume, two writing samples, and three references to Elizabeth Brown-Hornstein at ebrown@safinacenter.org.

 

Aquarium Conservation Partnership Coordinator

The Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP Coordinator) conducts the implementation of the ACP Conservation Action Agenda by an 19-member coalition of U.S. aquariums, including a multi-aquarium plastic pollution initiative. 
The ACP is beginning the second year of its two-year (2016-17) proof-of-concept project designed to bring the nation's leading aquariums together to achieve collective impact for ocean and freshwater conservation. The ACP is a voluntary, unincorporated project that was initiated by Monterey Bay Aquarium, Shedd Aquarium, and National Aquarium, and currently includes 18 member aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The purpose of the ACP is to provide strategic information and guidance to aquariums, and coordinate collective action on specific conservation goals included in its 2016-17 Conservation Action Agenda. The primary goal of the ACP is to reduce sources of ocean and freshwater plastic pollution. Other conservation goals include: increase protection of important ocean and freshwater ecosystems; protect threatened shark and ray species; and improve the sustainability of global fisheries and aquaculture. 

Core Responsibilities
Coordination

    •    Conducts day-to-day implementation of the ACP Conservation Action Agenda and multi-aquarium plastic pollution initiative
    •    Works with the ACP Chair and Executive Committee to develop strategies and identify, assign, and accomplish work tasks
    •    Builds effective working relationships with ACP members and external partners and advisors
    •    Monitors and reports progress toward ACP goals and objectives
Logistical
    •    Works with ACP leadership to develop and execute work plans and budgets
    •    Develops ACP meeting agendas and produce meeting minutes
    •    Produces quarterly ACP progress reports
    •    Develops strategies and tools for information sharing and coordination, including an online communications platform, among ACP members
    •    Plans and executes in-person ACP meetings, including assisting with travel, lodging and meeting space needs
    •    Plans and executes online-based ACP meetings, such as Webinars
    •    Performs legal compliance tracking and reporting
    •    Oversees implementation of the final project evaluation for the ACP
Research
    •    Researches policy, science, and market-based issues related to the ACP conservation goals
    •    Produces research briefs and organizes and disseminates information to ACP members
    •    Works with ACP leadership to manage research consultants, as needed
Outreach
    •    With ACP leadership, cultivates partnerships with conservation, industry, and government entities to advance ACP conservation goals
    •    Per guidance from ACP leadership, participates in external meetings on behalf of ACP, and gives presentations to outside groups about the ACP
    •    Works with ACP leadership and other consultants to support all parts of the multi-aquarium plastic pollution initiative, including outreach to consumers, industry and government officials
Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education
    •    Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and support a coalition of groups to accomplish common goals
    •    Experience in developing and executing strategic plans, and measuring and reporting progress toward goals
    •    Minimum 5 years' experience in ocean or environmental conservation field
    •    Demonstrated ability to build meaningful relationships with conservation, industry and government partners
    •    Experience with developing and implementing effective tools for information sharing among coalition members
    •    Ability to perform rapid research on relevant issues, and produce meaningful information and analysis to answer key questions
    •    Efficiency in organizing and executing meetings, including producing minutes and ensuring follow through with next steps
Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education
    •    Expertise on the issue of ocean and freshwater plastic pollution
    •    Post graduate degree preferred
    •    Efficiency with the Google communication platform and Constant Contact, or similar

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOCATION OF THIS POSITION CAN BE REMOTE TO MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM. LOCATION WILL BE DECIDED WITH SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE.

Job Details

Reference #18910
Posted on Jan 4, 2017
Location(s) Monterey Bay
Expertise Conservation & Science, Policy, Sea Otter Research & Conservation, Seafood Watch, Tuna Research
Work type(s) Term, Full Time
Job level(s) Experienced

2017 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

Apply for the 2017 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

Are you a science graduate student looking to make a difference in science policy and funding? Applications are being accepted for the 2017 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. This award recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated initiative and leadership in science policy. Recipients receive first-hand experience at the interface of science and public policy.

Winners receive:

  • A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition Congressional Visits Day, an annual event that brings scientists to the nation's capital to advocate for federal investment in the biological sciences, with a primary focus on the National Science Foundation. The event will be held on April 25-26, 2017. Domestic travel and hotel expenses will be paid for the winners.
  • Policy and communications training, including information on the legislative process and trends in federal science funding.
  • Meetings with congressional policymakers to discuss the importance of federal investments in the biological sciences.
  • A one-year AIBS membership, including a subscription to the journal BioScience and a copy of "Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media."
  • The 2017 award is open to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a graduate degree program in the biological sciences, science education, or a closely allied field. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to science policy and/or science education policy. Prior EPPLA winners, honorable mentions, and AIBS science policy interns/fellows are not eligible.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 9 January 2017. The application can be downloaded at http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/eppla.html.

NSF: Section Head for the Disciplinary Processes Section

The NSF Division of Earth Sciences is honored to serve the Earth Sciences research community by welcoming proposals submitted to its core, cross-cutting, education, and instrumentation and facilities programs. Starting in 2017 we are realigning these programs into two new sections. The Disciplinary Programs Section encompasses all our core programs, including Geophysics, Petrology and Geochemistry, Tectonics, Geobiology and Low Temperature Geochemistry, Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics, Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology, and Hydrologic Sciences. The Integrated Activities Section includes all our cross-cutting activities, including Instrumentation and Facilities (and Geoinformatics), Education and Human Resources, and cross-division research programs Integrated Earth Systems, EarthScope, GeoPRISMS, Critical Zone Observatories, and Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change. This section also includes our division communications and analysis group.

Our Integrated Activities Section will be led by Section Head Dr. Jim Whitcomb, who has ably headed the Deep Earth Processes section for many years. We are seeking a Section Head for the Disciplinary Processes Section, and ask for your help in identifying strong applicants. Appointment to this Senior Executive Service position may be on a career or on a one to three-year limited-term basis. Alternatively, the incumbent may be assigned under Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) provisions. The job announcement may be found on USA Jobs at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459469500?org=NSF
Applications are open until January 24, 2017.

With this realignment, we signal to our community that EAR values deep knowledge in core disciplines as well as integrative Earth science research. Both the Disciplinary Programs and Integrated Activities sections are composed of programs that support the entire spectrum of the Earth Sciences. But our mission is unchanged: to promote the progress of science by making awards that capitalize on new concepts in science and engineering and provide global leadership in advancing research and education.