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National Audubon Society New York, NY, United States
Aug 24, 2016
Full time
The Field Organizing Manager will work with staff to help guide Audubon’s network strategy across the country. S/He will be an experienced campaigner and field organizer who will train, mentor, and support a distributed team of climate- and conservation-focused organizers.  The Field Organizing Manager will manage data and reporting, help implement digital organizing platforms, build partnerships and relationships, and help connect and inspire Audubon’s unparalleled network of chapters, volunteers, and partners to bring Audubon’s ambitious conservation-focused strategic plan to life in communities from coast to coast.Essential Functions:In collaboration with local leadership, provide direction, guidance and support to a distributed team of organizers from various states; ensuring quarterly goals are being tracked and met, needs supported and facilitate integration into field assignments.Develop and deliver community outreach, program implementation and capacity building training among field organizers, chapter leaders, partners and volunteers, facilitate communication and problem-solving and provide direct support as needed/requested (e.g., host check-in calls, facilitate on-site meetings, etc.).Develop field engagement strategies to garner the support of partners around Audubon priorities/initiatives.Help develop Audubon’s conservation objectives into community-level programming and engagement opportunitiesBuild partnerships with national and community organizations to support work at the community levelParticipate in evaluation and implementation of digital platforms for tracking and engaging outreach and volunteer activitySynthesize and deliver input from organizers and partners to Audubon leadership to help inform strategiesOther duties as assignedQualifications and Experience: 5+ years field organizing experience, prior experience managing staff a plus.Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire a teamExcellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability build consensus amongst a wide range of individuals. Comfort with presenting and engaging in public speaking events also necessary.Experience working with diverse constituencies, including bipartisan coalitions and communities of colorStrong people-management skills, and experience managing distributed teams preferredRelentless commitment to meeting goals and deadlines, and demonstrated ability to motivate others to do the sameExperience developing training programsStrong commitment to conservation and climate solutionsA self-starter, one who is motivated, able to work in a decentralized work environment with minimal supervision, and juggle multiple projects simultaneouslyExcellent judgment, professionalism, and ability to work independently and take initiative;Strong problem solving skills, including ability to respond quickly and effectively to unforeseen challenges;Effective listening, probing, and assessment skills;Proficiency with digital organizing tools (including CRMs and voter files) and Microsoft OfficeWilling and able to travel extensively and work nonstandard hours, e.g., evenings and weekendsSpanish-language proficiency a plusBachelor's degree in policy, education or related field strongly preferred
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Portland, Oregon, United States
Aug 24, 2016
Full time
DescriptionThe Department of Environmental Quality's mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water. As a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment, DEQ works collaboratively with Oregonians for a healthy, sustainable environment. DEQ's Northwest Region (NWR) is responsible for carrying out environmental protection in the six northwest counties of Oregon (Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, and Washington). Staff also carry out some work in Yamhill County. NWR aims to use a coordinated approach that looks at all sources of pollution within a geographic area, Northwest Region staff work across air, water and land quality programs, and with local communities, to solve environmental problems. Northwest Region staff implement Water Quality, Air Quality, and Land Quality programs.The Stormwater/UIC section protects surface water and groundwater quality by: issuing permits to control stormwater and wastewater discharges as well as ensuring compliance with state and federal water quality regulations; protecting groundwater by permitting and authorizing discharges to Underground Injection Control systems; and assisting public agencies obtain low-cost loans for the planning, design and construction of water pollution control activities.The Stormwater/UIC section has an opening for one Natural Resource Specialist 2.  The person in this position will coordinate and oversee activities of stormwater permit applicants and permit holders, including determining compliance in the status of stormwater discharging facilities.  He/she will review plans and Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs).  The person in this position also provides technical assistance or rules and program requirements and will perform site inspections and draft enforcement documents.The pool of qualified applicants established from this announcement may be used to fill future vacancies, both limited duration and permanent, and for other DEQ office locations.Duties & ResponsibilitiesDuties of the position include but are not limited to:Reviews draft stormwater permits for consistency and conformance to agency policy, State, and Federal regulations. Provides recommendations on improvements.Writes technical reports on stormwater best management practices including analysis, conclusions and recommendations.Reviews stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control Plans and Stormwater Pollution Control Plans to determine impact on the environment, compliance with permit requirements, and technical adequacy. Provides feedback and technical assistance to permittees on plan inadequacies and document improvement.Reviews and prepares responses to public notice comments.Interprets rules, regulations, laws, permit conditions and procedures by phone, in person, and in writing to answer questions or concerns for industry, the public, agency staff, and staff of other governmental agencies on stormwater program topics.Provides general technical direction and assistance to water quality sources, consultants and the public on storm water pollution control, erosion and sediment control, and water pollution laws and regulations.Represents the agency at public hearings and meetings, citizen advisory committee meetings, technical advisory committee meetings, and local civic organization meetings to give written and oral information related to specific projects or natural resource concerns.Individually or as a team member, conducts on-site inspection of permitted facilities. Inspects operations for compliance with and to enforce rules, regulations, or permit conditions. Writes reports of surveys and investigations describing findings, conclusions, potential affects, and effectively recommends follow up. May periodically lead or coordinate an inspection team.Advises permit holders to help them develop plans that will ensure compliance. Identifies operational strengths and weaknesses, problems, or areas of non-compliance, and recommends corrections. Negotiates compliance schedules, alternate plans, and other activities with the regulated community and follows up on implementation.Reviews discharge monitoring report data to evaluate compliance and assess problems and follows through on necessary enforcement.Individually or as a team member, investigates in response to complaints.Working ConditionsTravel to municipal, industrial and construction sites throughout the region.  Field work in all types of weather at sites where wastes and heavy equipment may be present and ground may be uneven.  Occasional use of personal protective equipment.  Also includes office and computer work.Qualifications, Required & Requested SkillsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - To be considered a qualified applicant you must meet the following criteria: Two years of experience in an environmental, natural resources or water quality monitoring field, ANDa Bachelor's degree in a Natural Resources or Environmental Science field, ORThree (3) additional years of related (pertinent) experience;OROne year of experience in an environmental, natural resources or water quality monitoring field, AND a Master's degree in a Natural Resources or Environmental Science field;ORA Doctorate degree in a Natural Resources or Environmental Science fieldNote: A copy of all transcripts (if education is required to qualify) must be attached at the time of application in order to receive credit for college degrees or coursework. Transcripts must include coursework and indicate that a degree was conferred. Online transcripts are acceptable. Official or original transcripts are not required; however, they may be required to validate education.Requested Skills - Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate knowledge or experience in the following areas:Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Experience interpreting rules, regulations, laws, agency guidance and procedures.Experience conducting field work, obtaining and assessing data and analyzing results.Experience researching complex issues and problems and proposing solutions.Ability to work diplomatically with angry or hostile people.Additional InformationApplication Screening: In order to evaluate your experience as it relates to this position, we need detailed responses to the supplemental questions. Please respond completely in the space provided. Responses to the supplemental questions will be considered when determining which applicants, among those who meet the minimum qualifications, will be invited to interview. Failure to respond to each question in the space provided for that question may result in disqualification of your application.Your application and application materials must be consistent and thorough in order to be considered. If the information contained in your answers to each of the supplemental questions is not reflected in your work history, your application may be removed from consideration. A cover letter and/or resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the work history section or answers to the supplemental questions.Please note that your responses may also be evaluated for grammar, spelling and punctuation.To apply for this position, click "Apply Now" and then follow the "Apply" link on the Oregon recruitment site to complete the Oregon Employment Application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date/time posted.Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach any required documents. Please note that an attached cover letter is required to be considered for this position.Information in your application, as well as responses to the supplemental questions, will be reviewed to determine candidates who qualify and whose experience best matches the requested skills.To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted at the time of application. Note: To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.Salary: The Department of Environmental Quality's practice is to begin employees at the first pay step. However, a higher starting pay rate may be considered, budget permitting, depending upon the applicant's work history and current total compensation (salary/benefits/retirement).Union: This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 3336.The State of Oregon requires all applicants provide an email address. If you do not currently have an e-mail address, please refer to our applicant Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. The State of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider. For your convenience, here is a link to the page.The Department of Environmental Quality is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. DEQ welcomes applications from women, veterans, people of color, and individuals with disabilities.If you have a disability or otherwise require assistance, you may contact us at:Department of Environmental QualityHuman Resources Office811 SW Sixth AvePortland OR 97204(503) 229-5382Follow recruitments and other DEQ news and information at:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/oregondeqTwitter - https://twitter.com/OregonDEQ Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality 700 Northeast Multnomah Street, Portland, OR, United States
Aug 24, 2016
Full time
DescriptionThis position is currently located in downtown Portland.  In November 2016, DEQ Headquarters will be moving to 700 NE Multnomah Street, also known as the Lloyd 700 building.The Department of Environmental Quality's mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water.  As a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment, DEQ works collaboratively with Oregonians for a healthy, sustainable environment.  The Operations Division has lead responsibility to ensure that DEQ's work is delivered in a consistent and effective manner across media and regions. The Division partners with the other divisions to ensure that implementation planning is central to policy development. The Division is responsible for optimizing the agency's processes for delivering programmatic commitments and service to Oregonians. The Division implements specific programs and supports consistent implementation of specific programs in the regional divisions. The Water Quality Permit and Program Development Section provides oversight, technical assistance and support for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Water Pollution Control Facilities (WPCF) permit programs. These programs protect Oregon's water by regulating pollutant discharges from wastewater (domestic and industrial) and stormwater (municipal, industrial, and construction). The Section also supports or implements programs for industrial pretreatment, groundwater protection, Underground Injection Control, biosolids, water reuse, and hydropower 401 certification. Through various activities such as program and policy development, rulemaking, regional coordination and stakeholder involvement, the Section supports permit programs designed to ensure that groundwater and surface water achieve federal and state water quality standards.DEQ's Water Quality Permit and Program Development Section has an immediate opening for a Natural Resource Specialist 3 (Stormwater Permit Writer).  This is a limited duration appointment through June 30, 2017.  If the funding is approved, this position may become permanent.  The person in this position is responsible for following established procedures, guidelines and policies to write water quality discharge permits, permit evaluation reports and other supporting documentation for large complex sources, with a focus on general and individual stormwater permits, including construction, industrial, and municipal stormwater discharges.  He/she will independently analyze data and evaluate impacts of stormwater and wastewater discharges to waters of the state.  The person in this position will serve as project leader to develop and coordinate the issuance of general and individual water quality permits.  The person in this position will provide technical expertise to other DEQ staff, the regulated community, and the public on complex permit problems.  He/she will also represent the agency at public hearings and meetings, advisory committee meetings, technical meetings and other organizations. The person in this position will provide information relating to permit conditions and implementation issues through written and verbal means.The pool of qualified applicants established from this announcement may be used to fill future vacancies, both limited duration and permanent, and for other DEQ office locations.Duties & ResponsibilitiesDuties of the position include but are not limited to:PERMITTING AND AUTHORIZING ACTIVITIESPlans, leads, and implements the development of complex or large permits, with an emphasis on stormwater discharges from construction, industrial, and municipal sourcesAnalyzes data using a variety of methods, including statistical analyses, to determine significance and potential impact of stormwater and wastewater discharges to water quality; uses analyses to support specific permit conditionsLeads team to develop tools, templates, guidance, and other materials for regional staff to support implementation of permit programProvides detailed documents on analyses and evaluations in a permit evaluation report and drafts specific permit conditions. Evaluation report, permit, and other supporting documentation satisfy internal policies and procedures as well as meet all state and federal requirementsESTABLISHING STRATEGIES AND REQUIREMENTSDrafts, coordinates, and guides the development of policy and guidance necessary to implement the water quality permitting program including municipal, industrial, and stormwater dischargesReviews and interprets federal and state statutes, regulations, policies, technical guidance and implementation strategies for DEQ staff, other government agencies, consultants, and the publicWorking ConditionsNormal office environment in an open landscape work area.Occasional overtime, temporary shift changes or occasional night or weekend work as needed to accommodate project schedules and requirementsSome in-state travel required primarily to department offices; out-of-state travel is infrequent.Must be able to work under defined time lines to meet critical project requirementsMust manage time efficiently to handle multiple and at times conflicting assignments and prioritiesRegular, consistent, and punctual attendance is an essential function of all positions at DEQ.Qualifications, Required & Requested SkillsMinimum Qualifications - To be considered a qualified applicant you must meet the following criteria: Three (3) years of experience in an Environmental, Natural Resource or Water Quality monitoring field. At least one year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities;AND                      A Bachelor's degree in a Natural Resource or an Environmental Science field ORThree (3) additional years of related (pertinent) experience.                       A Master's degree in a Natural Resource or an Environmental Science field, will substitute for up to one year of the required experience.A Doctorate degree in a Natural Resource or an Environmental Science field, will substitute for up to two years of the required experience.NOTE: To receive credit for all required/related coursework, a photocopy of transcripts is required.Requested Skills - Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate knowledge or experience with the following:Stormwater managementConstruction stormwater regulation or implementationIndustrial stormwater regulation or implementationMunicipal stormwater regulation or implementationStatistical analysis of environmental dataNPDES permit writing and developmentTechnical knowledge/experience with stormwater BMPsTechnical knowledge/experience with municipal stormwater MEPTechnical report writingProject managementImplementation of complex regulatory programsDevelopment of stormwater plans or manualConducting workshops or trainings on stormwater topicsStrong written and verbal communicationAdditional InformationApplication Screening: In order to evaluate your experience as it relates to this position, we need detailed responses to the work history section and application materials. Please respond completely in the space provided. Responses to the supplemental questions will be considered when determining which applicants, among those who meet the minimum qualifications, will be invited to interview. Failure to respond to each question in the space provided for that question or failure to submit required materials may result in disqualification of your application.Your application and application materials must be consistent and thorough in order to be considered. If the information contained in your answers to each of the supplemental questions is not reflected in your work history, your application may be removed from consideration. A cover letter and/or resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the work history section.All application materials will be reviewed for communication at a professional level with attention to the poper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.To apply for this position:Click "Apply Now" and then follow the "Apply" link on the State of Oregon recruitment site to complete the Oregon Employment Application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date/time posted.Attach a current resumeAttach a cover letter of not more than two (2) pages addressing your background and experiences as it relates to the requsted skills of this position, AND your interest in the position. Please be specific and include where you gained the relevant experience as well as your level of responsibility.Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach any required documents.Information in your application, as well as responses to the supplemental questions, as well as information in your resume and cover letter will be reviewed to determine candidates who qualify and whose experience best matches the requested skills.To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted at the time of application. Note: To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.Salary: The Department of Environmental Quality's practice is to begin employees at the first pay step. However, a higher starting pay rate may be considered, budget permitting, depending upon the applicant's work history and current total compensation (salary/benefits/retirement).Union: This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 3336.The State of Oregon requires all applicants provide an email address. If you do not currently have an e-mail address, please refer to our applicant Frequently Asked Questions page for more info. The State of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider. For your convenience, here is a link to the page.The Department of Environmental Quality is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. DEQ welcomes applications from women, veterans, people of color, and individuals with disabilities.If you have a disability or otherwise require assistance, you may contact us at:Department of Environmental QualityHuman Resources Office811 SW Sixth AvePortland OR 97204(503) 229-5382Follow recruitments and other DEQ news and information at:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/oregondeqTwitter - https://twitter.com/OregonDEQ Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com.
Davey Tree Expert Company Cumberland, MD, United States
Aug 24, 2016
Full time
Position:                  Consulting Utility Forester – Cumberland & Hagerstown, MD #8968Starting Date:         Immediately.   Applications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.Location:                 Western Maryland Want to join a highly skilled team of Foresters, Horticulturalist, Plant Scientists, Ecologists, and Natural Resource Specialists? Enjoy a dynamic work environment applying the use of technology while spending time outdoors? Get paid to travel and explore new areas? Ever wondered what the root system of a 50 year old tree looks like or what special practices are needed when working in environmentally sensitive habitat? Interested in working for a 100% employee owned company and becoming an owner yourself? These opportunities await you. The Davey Resource Group, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is passionate and relentless in our pursuit to help our utility clients deliver safe and reliable power to their customers and maintain national security. It’s all about technology and great people. Not the standard great person, but those who love being the best, being a part of building something, and those who want to create change, love what they do and the people they do it with. We are currently hiring Arborists, Foresters, Horticulturalists, Natural Resource Specialists, along with plant and outdoor enthusiasts to join our team. Various full time positions available include; Entry level, special projects, and supervisory roles. Candidates who have positive attitudes excellent communication skills, critical attention to detail, thirst for knowledge and are team-players may apply. Military Veterans are also encouraged to apply. What you’ll do:Contribute to all aspects of Vegetation Management Planning, Succeed and Celebrate.Work with major gas/electric utility forestry management needs.Inspecting and assessing vegetation in the right-of-ways for compliance standards and construction work plans.Identify tree and brush control work and protection zone recommendations.Document work using hand-held computer; Assess terrain, Habitat, and Environmental conditions, Creation of IVM projects.Coordinating with Project Managers, Planners, and Vegetation Crews. What you’ll need:Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather; ability to read and follow maps; ability to work independently.Leadership experience and a desire for career growth will be given a priority.Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.Availability and desire to travel throughout the Western Maryland area.Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle.Two or Four year degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Horticulture or related discipline; ISA Utility Specialist; Qualified Applicators License (QAL), Pest Control Advisor (PCA), Registered Professional Forester (RPF), Utility Right-of-Way Vegetation experience are preferred.Ability to identify local tree species & growth rates.Organizational skills; working knowledge of computers and programs, file creation, manipulation and sharing. What you’ll get:Career opportunities that are tailored to your objective.A recession-resilient career.A company repeatedly recognized as a top performer.An innovative and success driven work environment.The opportunity to work in this country’s great outdoors.Great teammates that will help support your professional growth.Managers who empower and genuinely care about each team members’ success.The resources you need to excel and grow through the Davey Institute of Tree Science.An excuse to be enthusiastic every day.Company vehicle for commuting purposes & cell phone.Competitive wages & excellent benefits. Pay rates based on qualifications & experience.Opportunity to work for and become an employee-owner with the #1 100% employee owned service company in the country. If a career exploring the forest with Davey excites you, please apply for #8968 on JOBS.DAVEY.COM or by sending your resume and cover letter to: James PanezottEmail: James.Panezott@davey.comPhone: (800) 828-8312 x8039Subject: Consulting Utility Forester – Cumberland & Hagerstown, MD #8968Visit the Davey Careers Website:  JOBS.DAVEY.COM for other job opportunities and company information. 
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