Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County’s only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.
The following job opportunities are available at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences:
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in coastal planning and resilience. Required Qualifications Ph.D. (or expected conferral of Ph.D. no later than August of 2019) in...
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for the Instructional Support Associate to work in the Lab of Dr. Joe Warren. Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor’s Degree (foreign...
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for the Senior Postdoctoral Associate to work in the Lab of Dr. Lesley Thorne. Required Qualifications (as evidenced by attached resume): Ph.D. in biology, ecology, marine...
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for the Instructional Support Technician to work in the Lab of Dr. Lesley Thorne. Required Qualification (evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor’s Degree in biology,...
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Researcher position to work in the Marine Animal Disease Laboratory under Dr. Bassem Allam. The title/rank will be contingent upon the...
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Researcher position to work in the Airborne Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (ALAR) under Dr. Paul Shepson. The title/rank will be...
Photo above: Carotenoid production mutants in various colors Applications for a Postdoctoral Associate are invited to work in the lab of Dr. Jackie Collier at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. Required Qualifications: Doctoral...
Ecosystem indicators of the New York Bight and Northwest Atlantic Applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher (PR) are invited to work with an interdisciplinary team of biological and physical oceanographers at Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric...
The Climate Extremes Modeling Group at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University seeks a highly-motivated candidate for a postdoctoral researcher. The research will focus on the response of clouds and convection to warming using a...
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher (PR) position to work with an interdisciplinary team of biological and physical oceanographers under Assistant Professor Janet...
Job Opportunities through the Career Center
The list below includes job opportunities for students, courtesy of the Career Center.
- Environmental Technician 1
No bureaucracy. Apex was founded on the principles of agility and employee empowerment, and we've worked hard over the past 30+ years to build a culture of collaboration, communication, and opportunity. That's our secret to success, plain and simple.We get it. You're looking for growth opportunity in a high-energy environment. You want to work with the best minds in the business and for a company that cares about your professional development. And while you might be okay with some routine, you'd really like a role that includes new challenges, stretching you just enough to help you grow.You get it. As an Environmental Technician 1, you're a serious multi-tasker who lends your technical expertise to the success of every project. You work hard to exceed client expectations for quality and cost-effectiveness, and you coordinate project activities to complete every project on time. At the end of the workday, you go home very satisfied knowing you've delivered solutions to clients that depend on you to resolve problems that range from very simple to very complex.Like every member of the Apex Team, your role as Environmental Technician 1 is key to the company's success. While responsibilities of the Environmental Technician 1 will vary day to day, in general you will often:Perform remediation system operations and maintenance.Perform sampling, site inspections and other data collection.Observe safe work practices.Actively develop your own career growth.In addition to your fulfilling role with a growing company, you also gain the advantages of:A full benefits package including health, medical, dental, life, short and long term disability, 401k, and tuition assistance (among others)Eligibility for performance-based bonuses and other incentivesResources and support for your career developmentCross-training and diverse projectsWorking with some of the best and brightest in the industry among a culture that values diversity750+ employee consulting firm led by an approachable, accessible executive team and all of the resources typical of much larger firmsJob Requirements:Great minds think alike! Now that we understand each other, let’s sort through the minimum qualifications for this position: Bachelor's degree in related field.OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification.Ability to lift and carry 60 pounds, work in confined spaces, and work under inclement weather conditions.Stable employment history and favorable employment references.Track record of excellent attendance and punctuality.Background and drug screeningOwn reliable transportation.Good safety record and understanding of safe work practices.We're ready to get this key position filled so if this is you, submit your resume now for consideration. If you're ready to grow, let us know!Apex Companies, LLC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.TO ALL RECRUITMENT AGENCIES: Apex Companies does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes for any of our job postings, to our careers sites, or to any employees of Apex Companies or affiliates. Apex Companies is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
- Environmental Scientist 1
No bureaucracy. Apex was founded on the principles of agility and employee empowerment, and we've worked hard over the past 30+ years to build a culture of collaboration, communication, and opportunity. That's our secret to success, plain and simple.We get it. You're looking for growth opportunity in a high-energy environment. You want to work with the best minds in the business and for a company that cares about your professional development. And while you might be okay with some routine, you'd really like a role that includes new challenges, stretching you just enough to help you grow.You get it. As a Scientist 1, you're a serious multi-tasker who lends your technical expertise and business savvy to the success of every project. You work hard to exceed client expectations for quality and cost-effectiveness, and you coordinate project activities to complete every project on time and within budget. At the end of the workday, you go home very satisfied knowing you've delivered solutions to clients that depend on you to resolve problems that range from very simple to very complex.Like every member of the Apex Team, your role as Scientist 1 is key to the company’s success. While responsibilities of the Scientist 1 will vary day to day, in general you will often:Collect soil, water, air, and/or building material samples.Gather, analyze, and interpret data.Input data into template reports.Actively develop your own career growth.In addition to your fulfilling role with a growing company, you also gain the advantages of:A full benefits package including health, medical, dental, life, short and long term disability, 401k, and tuition assistance (among others)Eligibility for performance-based bonuses and other incentivesResources and support for your career developmentCross-training and diverse projectsWorking with some of the best and brightest in the industry among a culture that values diversity750+ employee consulting firm led by an approachable, accessible executive team and all of the resources typical of much larger firmsJob Requirements:Great minds think alike! Now that we understand each other, let's sort through the minimum qualifications for this position:BS in Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, or other related field.1-2 years of experience with environmental field sampling and data collection.Industrial Hygiene experience (asbestos, LBP, and mold) a plusStrong technical writing skills, the ability to successfully multi-task, safety awareness, and a good record and understanding of safe work practices.40-hour HAZWOPER certification.Light construction experience/hands-on skills a plus.Experience with data management and report preparation.Ability to draft and edit Phase I and II ESAs is preferred.Valid driver's license and personal vehicle are required.Strong communication skills-Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.We're ready to get this key position filled so if this is you, submit your resume now for consideration. If you're ready to grow, let us know!Apex Companies, LLC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity EmployerTO ALL RECRUITMENT AGENCIES: Apex Companies does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes for any of our job postings, to our careers sites, or to any employees of Apex Companies or affiliates. Apex Companies is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
- Vail Wastewater Treatment Operator
The Vail Wastewater Treatment Facility has a design capacity of 2.7 MGD and services the communities of East Vail, Vail, and some of the facilities on Vail Mountains. Most of the current plant was constructed in 1982 and is staffed by 4 full-time employees. We are currently seeking a Wastewater Operator to join this small team and bring a positive attitude and work ethic. We are hiring all levels for this role, including trainee. A successful Wastewater Operator provides a service to the community by creating and controlling an environment for bacteria and microorganisms to thrive in order to discharge clean and non-polluted water back to the river. This position will use a mix of chemistry, biology and maintenance to achieve this goal. The ideal candidate for this role is an approachable, hardworking and dedicated professional, preferably with an educational background in a science related discipline. Why work for us? The work you will do as a Wastewater Operator will have an immediate positive environmental impact on our community. Not to mention our excellent benefits, supplemental pay for working in wastewater conditions, housing program and opportunities for training, certification and development. The Day to Day:OPERATIONS: Operates pumps, motors, sludge equipment, controllers, instrumentation and other equipment. (Cleans precipitates such as grit, solids, trash, and muck from sump, catch basin and grit chamber. Opens and closes gates and valves according to gauge readings or warning lights on equipment. Operates odor control systems.ANALYSIS: Collects and calculates wastewater operations and control data including SCADA systems.CHEMISTRY: Collects samples and conducts wastewater laboratory tests.BIOLOGY / CHEMISTRY: Collects samples, conducts wastewater laboratory tests, and analyzes data. Make process adjustments and changes in order to discharge an effluent that meets facility permit limits.MAINTENANCE: Performs general equipment inspection and maintenance. Performs minor equipment repair and adjustments. Recommends repairs, changes and work orders to Plant Supervisor. Changes chemical containers, hauls wastewater bio solids, delivers needed materials, and performs general plant maintenance and housekeeping.TEAMWORK: Serves as shift operator on a rotating basis, as assigned. Recommends and or makes process control changes to meet certain conditions. Required to follow all District safety and security policies and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required by the job duties.QUALIFICATIONS· Two or more years of experience in a Wastewater Treatment Facility or equivalent preferred but not required.· D, C, B or A Wastewater Certification preferred but not required.· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a Science related field helpful.· Laboratory experience helpful.· Must be willing to work overtime, holidays, and weekends. Must be able to respond to On Call requests in a reasonable time.· High school diploma or general education degree (GED)· Must be able to tactfully, respectfully and professionally communicate in English, both written and verbal.· Must be able to work collaboratively with all departments and district staff.· Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.· Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.· Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's license within 30 days of full time employment and be insurable under District's standards.· Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within the first six (6) months of employment. A CDL license is desirable.· Computer experience necessary to include Windows, Excel, and Microsoft Word programs. SCADA experience preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, odorous fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; and extreme heat. Unsanitary conditions and equipment. May be exposed to odorous atmospheres for extended lengths of time. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.HIRING RANGE The pay range for a Wastewater Operator Trainee is $17.23 - $22.41. There are five levels of Wastewater Operator (Trainee, 1, 2, 3, 4) with different titles and pay ranges depending on certifications, knowledge, skills and abilities. Pay range, title and starting wage depend on certifications and experience. Wastewater Operators also receive Wastewater Conditions Supplemental Pay in the form of a lump sum per paycheck.All applicants must apply online at www.erwsd.org by January 20, 2019 to be considered. All employees must be insurable under District standards, submit to a pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check. Please contact email@example.com for a full job description or for any additional questions. Full Job description is available upon request.
- Environmental Planner
The Town of Riverhead is looking for a part-time Environmental Planner to work in the Department of Land Management. Must meet the following qualifications: Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Biology, Geology, Environmental Planning, Marine Biology or Oceanography, and two (2) years of experience in environmental planning. Additional graduate education in the above listed fields or in Planning will be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis. Pays $32.97 per hour. Apply to: Town of Riverhead Personnel Department, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901. Fax (631)727-6152.
- Assistant Livestock Manager for Grass-Finished and Pasture Raised Ranching Operation
Corner Post Meats Multi-Species Ranch in Black Forest, ColoradoDecember 2018Corner Post Meats (CPM) offers artisan meats created from a unique and unconventional combination of intensively-managed grazing, clean water, open spaces, and plenty of sunshine. All operations for our pasture-based, multi-species production and meats distribution business is currently based out of a 1,500-acre ranch in Black Forest, CO. Located between Colorado Springs and Denver, the ranch is equally remote and convenient to civilization. CPM covers the entire “ranch to consumer” process from pasture-to-plate direct to the public and restaurants. We currently raise, market and distribute grass-finished beef and lamb as well as pasture raised pork, chicken, and turkey. We have an exciting new opportunity available as: Assistant Livestock Manager First and Foremost, we need someone that is ready to learn to “Ride for The Corner Post Brand,” and learn to fill a leadership role working alongside a small livestock production team. Prior experience in agriculture is second to the ability to learn the Corner Post way of ranching. The job will involve overseeing that the CPM’s livestock production systems and processes are being implemented. All positions at CPM can be very demanding but rewarding jobs with a variety of responsibilities. The Assistant Livestock Manager position requires a strong desire to learn and grow with the real-world challenges of a “Pasture to Plate” company. As the Assistant Livestock Manager, you will become responsible for the following 4 things:1. Lead A Small CrewWork day-to-day with a small team, taking the lead role in achieving daily chores and weekly animal moves. This will require the following:A. A great attitude with patience to teach and empower others. B. Open and clear communicatorC. In addition to a small full-time team the Asst. Livestock Mgr. will lead apprentices which are brought on seasonally. 2. Oversee Day-To-Day Livestock & Ranch NeedsAssume responsibility for the day-to-day coordination of all aspects of livestock production and maintenance of ranch infrastructure which require skills in the following:A. Understand the need for a systemized work environment and be able thrive within that type of job framework B. Observation of his/her surroundings and everyday activitiesC. Strong problem-solving skillsD. Ability to multitask and learn new things quicklyE. Detail-orientedF. Monitoring feed consumption and livestock needs3. Coordinate With S.M.D. TeamCoordination with Sales, Marketing and Distribution (SMD) crew on multiple aspects regarding weight gains, timeline for when livestock are ready to harvest, live animal inventory and more.4. Host Visitors At The RanchHost visitors at the ranch for tours, farm-to-table dinners, workshops and events.Events are a team effort. Sharing CPM with visitors for a variety of events should be a welcome interaction. This is a small part of the position but an important part of what we do.Work Schedule: § One day off per week, additional half day off when livestock responsibilities are met§ 8-9-hour work day, occasionally 11 hour days§ After six months with CPM, you have earned one-week paid vacation and one-week unpaid vacation to be used over the next 12 monthsRequirements:-Valid drivers license-Capable of lifting large, heavy/bulky items up to 75 pounds-Experience working outdoors on an everyday basis-Understand that this job entails a large degree of manual laborCompensation and Benefits:-Monthly meat stipend-Discount on CPM meat orders -Start at $3,000 per month -Housing NOT included. The ranch is in a semi-rural area with several options to rent housing in the area. Note:Social drinking and smoking is acceptable, but excessive use that affects your work life is not tolerated and will be grounds for immediate dismissal. If you read through this and are excited for the opportunity, please follow the instructions for application below:§ Compile and email your resume and answers to questions below.§ Send your resume and answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and job title as the subject. § Qualified candidates will be asked to visit the ranch at their own expense for a three-day working interview in order to see if the job is a good fit for both yourself and CPM. Application Process:Provide answers to the following questions:1.Tell us about an interest that you are committed to being great at.2. Life hardly ever goes as we plan... However, if you traveled in time 5 years where do you think you would find yourself and why?3. What didn’t you get to include on your resume?4. How would you prioritize the following and why; Company, Self, Team.5. What do you think is true that no one else seems to agree with?6. What would make working at Corner Post Meats become the career you have always wanted?7. Please tell us about your previous experience leading a team of people and how/why you see a leadership role with Corner Post Meats as a fit for you.Thank you for the interest in joining our team.We look forward to hearing from you. Dan LorenzCorner Post Meatsdan@cornerpostmeats.com
- Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change Internships with National Park Service (National Recruitment)
The FPL program provides paid summer internships to highly accomplished undergraduate and graduate students to work on emerging management issues driven by global drivers of change and related effects in national parks. The internship projects may occur in national parks or program offices and are designed by National Park Service (NPS) staff to meet high-priority needs of parks and programs. General topic areas include resource protection; supporting science; adaptation actions; policy and planning; sustainable operations; and communication, interpretation, or education.Previous interns have worked on a wide range of projects, including developing new interpretive programs in urban parks, monitoring glacier mass balance, developing management plans that anticipate new wildfire regimes, organizing a workshop on preservation of historic buildings, and creating high-quality videos about climate change impacts on parks.Internship positions run full-time (40 hours/week) for 11-12 weeks, generally during the summer months. They pay $16/hour plus benefits. Interns are employees of the University of Washington. Most positions come with free or subsidized housing in dormitories or other shared accommodations in parks. They are all rigorous and challenging projects that demand high-level academic knowledge and skills and that afford interns with considerable autonomy and opportunity for leadership under an effective mentor.The FPL operates under the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Direct Hire Authority (DHA), which means that students who excel in their internships and then subsequently complete their undergraduate or graduate degree requirements are eligible to be hired without competition into NPS, FWS, BLM, USBR, or BIA jobs for which they are qualified. Non-competitive hiring status for a FPL intern remains in effect for two years following graduation. While the DHA enables NPS to hire highly qualified and experienced candidates into open positions efficiently, the FPL program is not a guarantee that positions appropriate to any given intern will be available in the near future. Contact us for more information.Professional development is a key attribute of the FPL. All interns will be mentored by an immediate NPS supervisor and by the national program coordinator. Additionally, they will be included in a closed Facebook group and expected to contribute to ongoing discussion and learning about their projects, the NPS, protected areas, and related professional matters. Interns will participate in a one-day virtual orientation session at the start of the summer, as well as join an in-person, expense-paid professional development workshop at the end of the summer. These sessions will allow interns to network with each other and with NPS and DOI leaders, learn about federal climate change response programs, explore federal career opportunities, and develop practical skills like searching for federal jobs.Eligibility Information:Only U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals are eligible for FPL internship positions.Eligible applicants are graduate or upper-level undergraduates students. Applicants are eligible under any of the following circumstances:Applicant has reached junior level status in a degree-seeking undergraduate program at the time of application by January 25, 2019.Applicant is enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program for the duration of the internship project (may not graduate earlier than the last day of the project).Applicant is not currently enrolled but plans to attend graduate school beginning fall 2019.If you are applying to graduate school for the fall 2019 semester, please provide proof of application in the form of a confirmation from the institution that your application was submitted. In the event that you are selected for an internship, proof of enrollment into a graduate program will be required before the internship is awarded.Individual internship projects may limit applicants to graduate students only. See project descriptions for more information.Instructions for each section of application:Please note: All fields marked in red are required fields.Student Information:Contact and Mailing Address: Please fill in each field provided. It will be important for us to know how to reach you if you are selected for an interview.Personal Information: Please note: The questions regarding your gender and ethnicity are not included in your application materials that are sent to the Parks for review. The National Park Service and the University of Washington are committed to promoting diversity in the FPL programs and such data assist us in this effort.College/University:If you are currently a student, please tell us where you are enrolled in school, what is your major area(s) of study, and what is your expected date of graduation. Please also select your current academic status and tell us your undergraduate GPA. If you are currently in a graduate program, please let us know your graduate GPA.Additional Information:Driving Information:Some positions may require that you operate a motor vehicle in order to perform your job duties. Please indicate your driving status as requested.Miscellaneous:Please let us know what is the earliest date that you are available to start an internship. Additionally, please let us know how you heard about the FPL initiative. This information really helps us to better promote the FPL!Internships:Please select the internship opportunity or opportunities for which you are interested in being considered. You may select up to three.Document Uploads:Follow the instructions on the application site to browse and upload files. Files may be of the following types: .PDF, .DOC, .DOCX. Max file size permitted is 3MB.Please upload a copy of your college transcripts. Unofficial copies are fine. Please include transcripts to every higher education institution you have attended. As the application only allows two documents to be uploaded, please combine all of your transcripts into one document.Please provide a current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) that outlines your educational and employment experiences. If you have never created a resume or CV, before, the following resources may be helpful. Please note, we offer these resources as possible guidance only, and in doing so do not endorse them.University of Washington Career Center: Resumes and InterviewsThe CollegeBoard: How to Create Your ResumePurdue Online Writing Lab: Writing the Curriculum VitaeLetters of Recommendation:We require two letters of recommendation. It is your responsibility to request these two letters are sent to us from either current or past employers or teachers. It is also your responsibility to ensure that the letters are submitted by the deadline date. Therefore, it is critical that you request these letters as soon as possible upon starting your application, and that you regularly check the status of your letters in case you need to remind the person who is writing you a reference letter of the deadline.It is recommended that you select people who can provide the review board with a strong picture of both your academic abilities (problem solving, critical thinking, understanding of the basic subject matter helpful to doing the job, writing skills, etc.) as well as job skills (being responsible, taking initiative, ability to work both independently and with a team, etc.). A mix of people such as academic advisers, faculty members and past/current employers are the types of people who can usually provide this kind of information.To request a recommendation, please follow these steps:Select the “Request a Recommendation” button below and complete the required information in the window that opens.After you have entered the necessary information, select the “Send E-mail to Recommender” button.An e-mail request will be sent to the recommender with instructions on how to complete the online recommendation form.After sending the requests, the recommender’s name will appear in the Recommender box below, with the “Status” of the letter itself.Please note: You must enter your recommenders into the system from the application page before they can log into the Online Reference Portal. Please do not ask them to access the system until you have done this.If you have any question regarding references, please contact email@example.com.
- Plant Ecology Technicians
Description:The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is recruiting six Plant Ecology Technicians to join our AmeriCorps program to assist US Geological Survey researchers with all aspects of post-fire restoration and restoration plant materials development research projects in the Mojave Desert. These projects are designed to evaluate traditional and novel restoration practices based on ecological processes that influence natural recovery and evaluate locally-adapted plant materials used in arid land restoration through multiple common gardens across the Mojave Desert.Primary Responsibilities:AmeriCorps members will assist in applying ecological restoration treatments to recover damaged desert shrubland habitats, data collection (pre- and post-treatment monitoring of vegetation and small mammal trapping associated with restoration, species identification, and preparation of herbarium specimens), data entry and management, maintenance of field, laboratory and computer equipment, and occasional library research. The members will collect and organize field data, ensuring adequate quality control of data collected, and assist in identifying erroneous data. They will also assist with greenhouse propagation and plantings of native perennial species that will be established in multiple common garden sites across the Mojave Desert, measure plant traits in the gardens, and help maintain new plantings (such as watering and weeding). Project work involves long periods of time outside or in a greenhouse making measurements of individual plants or plant communities and recording data onto data sheets. This work requires long hours in the field in remote areas of the Mojave Desert, and will often involve camping during all seasons of the year. Those who are interested in a career in research, enjoy being outdoors and in greenhouse environments, who are physically fit, and who can accurately record data will be excellent candidates for these positions. Members may also assist with related research projects at various times and must remain flexible.Related Responsibilities:Participate in trainings provided by BLM and USGS staff and community partners;Meet with Host Site Supervisor on a regular basis;Participate in community service days organized by NCC Program; and Participate in regular AmeriCorps team meetings. seePhysical Demands: Field work involves hiking off designated trails or routes, across rugged terrain, up to 10 miles per day, but more typically 2-6 miles per day. Weather conditions will vary from cold, wind and rain in the winter and early spring to temperatures over 100 F in the summer. Greenhouse work involves stooping and moving pots filled with soil. The use of global positioning systems (handheld GPS units), computers, PDAs, and on- and off-road vehicles are an essential part of the job. Only those willing to spend extended periods of several weeks per month camping under primitive conditions at remote locations on data collection trips should apply for the position. Incumbents must also be willing to spend days at a time working at a computer during periods of data entry and analysis.Lift up to 50-70 pounds of material or equipmentBend, lift, pull, and pushCrouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time Walk for long periods of time on uneven surfaces carrying equipmentBe outside in extreme heat or cold (depending upon the season)Work 10 hour daysTravel overnight or up to 8 days at a time for project workCompensation: This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a living stipend of $18,700 for the season. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members every other week throughout the service term. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $5,920 that can be used for paying off qualified student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Location:U.S. Geological Survey - Henderson, NVA personal vehicle is recommended for travel/transport outside of work. Henderson is in Southern Nevada, located near some of the country’s most awe-inspiring public lands. There are numerous mountain ranges nearby — you can drive from the low desert to an alpine habitat in approximately 90 minutes! Henderson has several great outdoor destinations nearby (1 hour or less drive): Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, and the Spring Mountains. A little farther afield (2-3 hours drive) are Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Death Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Zion National Park, and Cedar Breaks National Monument. Driving farther still will get you to Joshua Tree National Park (4 hours), Grand Canyon National Park (5 hours), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (6 hours), Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (8 hours), and Yosemite National Park (8 hours).Timeline: 1 year (1700 hour) term starting in early February 2019 Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree – or coursework and relevant experience – in Plant Ecology, Botany or related field;Previous experience with vegetation monitoring and surveys;Experience following established protocols for field data collection and management;General knowledge of Southwestern plants preferred;Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, traverse uneven terrain and withstand strenuous exertion;Experience in backcountry field work preferred;Clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; andMeet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of two in a lifetime, regardless of award amount), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks. A general knowledge of plants of the Southwest would be helpful but is not required.The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination. These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from the Nevada Commission for National and Community Service.
- Geoscientists in Parks Summer Internships Open To Application (National Park Service)
Each position has a unique job description. While "earth science" studies are heavily anticipated, positions range from social sciences to communications to life sciences as well. Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) matches college students and recent graduates between 18-35 years The National Park Service (NPS) actively seeks students and professionals in the geosciences and other natural resource fields who want to use their expertise to help the agency to better understand and manage its natural resources. The program provides participants a unique opportunity to contribute towards the conservation of America's national parks.Participants may assist with:Site evaluationsResource inventorying and monitoringImpact mitigationGeologic mappingGIS analysisResearchSynthesis of scientific literature and reportingDeveloping informative mediaEducating park staff and park visitorsThis program is run in partnership with the Geological Society of America (GSA) and Stewards Individual Placement Program. GSA advertises the program, recruits qualified candidates, and manages the online application process. Once a candidate is offered a GIP position, Stewards enrolls them in the program, administers their payments and benefits, and serves as their point of contact throughout the program.Geoscientists-in-the-Parks participants are considered AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps limits the number of terms an individual can serve to four terms. If an applicant has previously completed four GIP or other AmeriCorps positions, he/she will not be eligible to apply for an additional GIP position.
- Environmental Educator (Multiple Locations)
Join us at Brandywine Creek State Park and share your appreciation for the natural and cultural world! An ideal candidate enjoys sharing a love of nature with others, is creative, considerate, and willing to work with our team to provide the best possible experience for park visitors. As a part of the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center/ Environmental Education Team you will be working with all ages, from adults to pre-school-aged children in school and public programs. In this position interns will be working with field experts to become actively engaged in resource-based educational program delivery, research, and coordination both on- and off-site. Nature Center Interns may also have the opportunity to conduct research on the cultural and natural history of Brandywine Creek State Park and the surrounding area to expand current programming offerings. Programs include canoeing, hiking, orienteering, birding, natural dyes, insects, animals in nature, special events, and guided hikes featuring Brandywine Creek State Park’s many natural and historical resources. You will also assist in data entry, salamander and blue bird research, animal care, and maintaining the Nature Center and exhibits. The position includes working weekends and some evenings.
- Marine Spatial Plan Coordinator
Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Marine Spatial Plan Coordinator (Environmental Planner 2) position in the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance (SEA) Program. This 18-month project position will be located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey and will work with a talented and dedicated team of people working in shoreline, coastal, and floodplain management. This project position provides support in research, data analysis and outreach efforts on our marine waters. The position reports to the Coastal/Shorelands Section Manager and serves as a journey level environmental planner ensuring effective implementation of the state's Marine Spatial Plan (MSP) through targeted education and outreach and the evaluation of scientific data for management of ocean resources on Washington Coast.We are looking for applicants with knowledge or experience in ocean planning and marine science to help ensure the effective implementation of the state's Marine Spatial Plan (MSP). Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to build and maintain cooperative relationships with agency staff, tribes, local governments, and coastal stakeholders. They should have a general understanding of the Shoreline Management Act, Ocean Resources Management Act, and other related coastal management laws and regulations. They should also have strong analytical and project management skills and at least a basic understanding of the views and priorities of the key stakeholders with an interest in ocean planning.As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at: www.ecology.wa.gov.Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment, and promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. Our goals are to prevent pollution, clean up pollution, and support sustainable communities and natural resources.The mission of the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance (SEA) Program is to work in partnership with communities to support healthy watersheds and promote statewide environmental interests. The (SEA) Program manages the Department of Ecology federally-approved state Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program.The Marine Spatial Plan Coordinator position will complete tasks that support the implementation and continued development of the recently adopted Marine Spatial Plan (MSP) for Washington's Pacific Coast. Specific responsibilities will include:Developing an MSP education and outreach plan and educational/training resources for multiple audiences.Working with the SEA Program's Marine Policy lead to provide technical assistance to local and state planners on how to integrate and apply the MSP in their relevant programs and processes.Identifying high priority data and information needs for ocean resource planning and management.Collecting and analyzing examples of innovative ways MSP is being implemented.This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be December 10, 2018. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before December 9, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.Please NOTE: This is a project position that is expected to last 18 months from when the person starts.
- Wilderness Summer Camp instructor
Position Description: Primitive Pursuits is not your typical summer day camp. We are seeking gregarious, enterprising individuals to join the area’s premier wilderness skills mentoring team! Our radical approach to education fosters a meaningful connection to the outdoors through nature awareness, primitive skills, curiosity, community and the mystery of the natural world. Youth aged 3-15 spend their entire days immersed in the fields, forests and waterways of undeveloped nature – gathering resources, crafting tools, navigating the landscape, mastering fire skills and surviving limitless challenges together. Instructors will help craft our nature-based programs, facilitate positive group energy, and keep kids safe and engaged. Wilderness Field Instructors facilitate the core aim of Primitive Pursuits; bringing groups of youth into natural areas, away from facilities and without modern gear, and engaging them in a self-directed inquiry into basic, personal and group survival needs. Her/his key role in this task will be to assist and instruct youth on survival skills in the wild including but not limited to: primitive technology, fire making, shelter construction and procurement of food and water. Field instructors also mentor youth in naturalist skills and knowledge, promote stewardship and build healthful relationships in the outdoor environment. Wilderness Instructors may teach Growing Wild (3-5 yr old), Day Camp (6-14 yr old), or overnight camp (11-15 yr round)Employment Period: 9 -10 weeks, end of June – end of August Summer season: Week long Staff Training for new staff and pre-camp preparation. Applicants will not need to commit to the entire season.Responsibilities: • Creating and implementing experiential environmental immersions for diverse groups of youth in the context of wilderness survival, living skills, naturalist skills and knowledge• Role-modeling passion and enthusiasm around engaging with the elements of nature• Mentoring staff on a path to comfort and success among their peers and in potentially adverse environments• Facilitating group energy and responding swiftly to group needs in order to effectively manage and engage each participant in a positive experience• Actively contributing to efforts of leadership team in planning, preparing, delivering and evaluating each week and each day of programming• Representing the high caliber of the organization when speaking to parents, staff and participants• Delivering high-adventure experiences while keeping an unfailing eye on the safety of each activity and each participant and co-worker in accordance with risk management protocols• Working with ages between 3-15, day camp and overnightQUALIFICATIONS - LEAD INSTRUCTORS• Must have RTE First Aid or WFR Certification, and CPR for the Professional or higher • Driver’s license and/or ability to arrange transportation to various camp locations. • 1-2 years’ experience as a naturalist/wilderness instructor working with youth ages 6-14 in an undeveloped setting and skilled in specialized areas pertaining to wilderness living and primitive skills. Experience in eight shields mentoring preferred. • 1-2 years’ experience in mentoring staff members in problem solving, organization and day to day coordinationQUALIFICATIONS - ALL INSTRUCTORS• Willingness to work in a changing environment and tackle new problems each day• Ability to learn and convey skill sets efficiently • Demonstrate a high level of comfort and curiosity in the natural world• Passionate about learning new material and practicing skills outside of work• Demonstrate ability to inspire and relate positively with youth and teens• Reflect on a range of personal experiences working independently and within a team • Be a highly functioning communicator with past experiences working with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds• Demonstrate ability to thrive in rigorous outdoor physical education activities• Previous experience with primitive technologies and wilderness survival skills
- Conservation Education Camp Counselor
Each Camp Counselor is a residential instructor and on call 24 hours. They are responsible for the general welfare of the campers. Counselors will supervise eight to ten campers and instruct them in environmental subjects, outdoor skills, NYS hunter education program and recreation. They are responsible for the condition of the camp grounds and the supplies and materials used in the camp programs. Counselors also assist the Camp Supervisors in the development of daily, weekly and seasonal schedules.Specific duties include, but not limited to:supervises the campers on a 24-hour basis; are responsible for the well being and health of the campers;instructs the campers in the core environmental science curricula; andResponsible for the planning and conducting of recreational activities, including maintaining camp inventories.Counsel campers who become homesick or disruptive.Assist in the purchasing, inventory and delivery of supplies, materials and equipment.Supervise waterfront activities.Support and assist other counselors in the development and completion of camp activities.Administer first aid to campers if necessary.Supervise and implement overnight camp-outs.Develop and implement education recreation and work projects.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSConservation Education Camp Counselors must have 60 semester college credit hours, including at least 12 semester credit hours in natural resources, environmental studies, environmental education, outdoor recreation, STEM: Science (biology, chemistry, computer, earth, environmental, and physics) Technology Engineering Mathematics, elementary-middle-secondary-special education, or camp management or two years of work experience in natural resources, biological sciences, geology, environmental studies, environmental sciences, environmental education, outdoor recreation, elementary-middle-secondary-special education, or camp management.Conservation Education Camp Counselors must be certified in approved first aid courses as required by the NYS Department of Health, such as American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies or equivalent and in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent. The CPR/AED certification must be in its first year. You may apply without certifications, must have them before hiring. CPR classes that meet DOH approval are here: https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/camps/cpr.htmFirst aid class list (TOP of the table ONLY – for residential programs) https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/camps/firstaid.htmDepending upon individual assignments, certification in areas such as American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction or Life Guard with Waterfront Module may be required. May be required to serve as Conservation Education Camp Health Director alternate if you have a New York State Emergency Medical Technician or higher level of certification, such as licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or physician’s assistant.Must have and maintain a current Driver’s License
- Field Crew Leader
The Crew Leader (CL) will assist in the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew motivation and functioning, as well as the delivery of the full range of MCC program components. This is not a 9-5 job, rather an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected. Serving as a CL at MCC means having passion for service to others, for wild lands and wild places, for personal growth, or for any number of MCC’s values. Leaders and their crews will camp for most of their term, oftentimes in remote locations in varied terrain and in all weather conditions. Work may include building or maintaining trails, treating or removing invasive species, building fences, operating chainsaws to reduce wildfire risks by thinning trees, among many other types of projects. Not all CLs will work on all types of projects. Crews may be deployed for natural disaster relief. The CL is the primary in-field liaison between regional staff and the on-site project partner or technical advisor, generally an employee of the land management agency or group working with the crew. The CL will also establish and maintain a good working relationship with other partner personnel, Crew Members, MCC staff and volunteers who come into contact with the crew. The CL prioritizes Crew Member development through program delivery, project work, and adherence to MCC policies and procedures. The CL is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps participants. Crew Leaders understand that commitment, flexibility and self-motivation are integral to maintaining the high expectations placed upon them. They use their training, experience and commitment to facilitate their crew’s development. They are creative in their approach to problem solving and motivating others, and are invested in the idea that their personal development and growth as a leader are most fully realized when used in service to their crews, their communities and the environment.Programmatic DutiesActively participate in MCC’s Leadership Development Program, gaining knowledge of, and demonstrating investment in, MCC’s approach to fulfilling its missionGuide, support and assist Crew Members to ensure quality work performance, safety, and crew well beingCommunicate and organize service work in conjunction with the partner/land management agency’s technical advisor; assure project completion to the satisfaction of partner expectationsEnsure safety as the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’ with emphasis on adherence to MCC policies and proceduresMake recommendations to regional staff for fair and appropriate behavior management of Crew Members as neededOversee implementation of all elements of the Crew Member Development program, including delivery of MCC’s formal education curriculum, ensuring successful Crew Member performance of crew roles and by providing opportunities for Crew Members feel empowered to take on leadership rolesInstruct Crew Members in all relevant technical project skills necessary to promote safety and high quality project completion. Skills include, but are not limited to: situational awareness, proper tool use, ergonomics/body mechanics and appropriate methods for project implementation which meet partner agency standardsTeach Crew Members all relevant camp-life skills, including, but not limited to: leave-no-trace ethics, group kitchen setup/use, hygiene methods and waste managementProvide technical, logistical and leadership support to crews and individual Crew MembersPromote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times while representing MCCAttend and assist in MCC-hosted service days with members of the community and other MCC eventsFulfill other program-specific requirements such as those focused on civic engagementDemonstrate an ability to work across differences to promote inclusion of all participantsAdministrative DutiesProvide information for development and evaluation of Crew Members; including both positive feedback and areas of potential improvementMaintain accurate records, including timesheets, personnel, Crew Member development, inventory, safety and project recordsComplete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner
- Sustainability Advocate - Paid Internship
* We are already considering student interns for Summer 2019. Early applicants will be encouraged to join us for winter-break training and work. Our strongest winter break candidates will be considered for an expanded role to return in Summer.Clean Water Action is currently hiring students to organize local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of New Jersey communities. Ideal candidates possess strong communication skills and a genuine commitment to the environment, progressive politics and the empowerment of our fellow NJ residents.Our staff consists of committed, professional highly skilled activists. New employees receive extensive training and continuing support on issue knowledge and campaign skills. All staff members receive regular updates given by political or environmental authorities or from within our organization. We have a strong and early focus on staff career development that involves travel and management training opportunities.Our grassroots political organizers speak to New Jersey citizens about New Jersey issues, informing and educating the public, building support and channeling that support into action. We work on a wide variety of issues, but are currently focusing efforts onClean Water: Protect NJ’s waterways to keep our drinking water and recreational areas pristineOpen Space: Preserve open space in NJ, particularly buffer zones that protect drinking water and prevent floodingEnvironmental Justice: Ensure that our lowest income neighborhoods and most vulnerable populations are not disproportionately burdened by negative environmental externalities.Sustainable Energy: Promote energy efficiency and renewable energy programs that will help mitigate climate change disasters, improve overall public health, and create a green working economyPlastic Free Beaches: Prevent waste from single use disposables, that pollute storm drains and waterwaysHours:Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.Benefits:Work with New Jersey's largest environmental non-profitRewarding work with a casual work settingPaid training, gain knowledge of local politics, campaign strategies, and environmental issuesLeadership will be rewarded through rapid advancement and be considered for future employmentOpportunities for travel throughout New Jersey and the U.S., including national and regional conferencesPossibly earn college creditStrong communication skills and genuine commitment to progressive politics and environmental issues are a must. Non-profit career development interest and desire to work for progressive organization dedicated to social and environmental change are a plus.* Unfortunately, we do not provide any housing assistance. Only apply if you have a specific plan in place to be located in our area. If you don't already have specific plans to be in the NY/NJ region, please consider applying for our position listed in a region that is near your home or school base.* As an equal opportunity employer, Clean Water Action is dedicated to non-discrimination in every aspect of employment. No person is to be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other ground prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. This equal opportunity policy applies to veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, terminations, pay, and the work environment.* Clean Water Action adheres to all the principles of professional practice set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. This is a paid internship. Base pay does vary slightly from one office to another, but in all locations we operate, Clean Water Action complies with all FLSA and applicable state labor requirements.
- Community Organizer - Paid Internship
Clean Water Action is currently accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2019 internship programs. Clean Water Action’s internship provides motivated and talented individuals an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in politics, communications, and advocacy.Interns will work alongside our full time professional outreach team to inform and activate the public about our national and state campaigns to protect clean water, fight climate change, expose the impacts of oil and gas production, find safe alternatives to toxic chemicals, and more. In 2019, our teams will be focused on holding our Congressional representatives accountable to help win victories for our water, health, and communities.Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. We will protect clean water in the face of attacks from a polluter friendly Administration and Congress.Responsibilities:Promote action on progressive issues to influence national, state, and local decision makers.Provide communication with people that is independent of the mass mediaRecruit members by collecting signatures and contact info.Raise funds to support our research, lobbying and educational campaignsIdentify and activate individuals who wish to participate in other activities, including letter writing, attending meetings, volunteer time, turning out the vote, etc.Benefits:Rewarding work with a casual work settingPaid training, gain knowledge of state and federal politics, campaign strategies, and environmental issuesLeadership will be rewarded through rapid advancement and be considered for future employmentOpportunities for travel throughout the U.S., including national and regional conferencesPossibly earn college creditOther Job Requirements:Strong communication skills and genuine commitment to progressive politics and environmental issues are a must. Non-profit career development interest and desire to work for progressive organization dedicated to social and environmental change are a plus.* As an equal opportunity employer, Clean Water Action is dedicated to non-discrimination in every aspect of employment. No person is to be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other ground prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. This equal opportunity policy applies to veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, terminations, pay, and the work environment.* Clean Water Action adheres to all the principles of professional practice set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. This is a paid internship. Base pay does vary slightly from one office to another, but in all locations we operate, Clean Water Action complies with all FLSA and applicable state labor requirements.* Unfortunately, we do not provide any housing assistance. Please only apply if you have a specific plans to be located near a Clean Water Action office.
- Water Resource Intern
WATER RESOURCES INTERN Are you a problem solver who is passionate about stormwater and green infrastructure, river restoration, hydrologic modeling, wetland design, dam removals and restoration, or other types of water resource infrastructure projects? Consider an internship in Princeton Hydro’s Water Resources Engineering department working with our team of experts to review, design, and implement innovative projects across the Northeast. Candidate must be a team player enrolled in an accredited program pursuing a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or a Master degree in a related field. Knowledge of GIS, AutoCAD, water quality modeling, floodplain delineation, stormwater management, NEPA, and regulatory issues is helpful.This position would be for 20 or more hours per week, located in our Ringoes, New Jersey; Sicklerville, NJ; or Glastonbury, CT office, and receive an hourly wage commensurate with experience. To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter must state the dates of start availability, duration desired, and preferred office location. Positions are for Spring and Summer 2019.
- NYC Environmental Protection (DEP) Fall/Spring Internship Program 2018-2019
NYC Environmental Protection (DEP) Fall/Spring Internship Program 2018-2019The NYC DEP is offering internship positions, unpaid, for undergraduate and graduate students, in the areas of engineering, Sciences, law, Urban Planning, information technology and administration. We are looking for bright, energetic students who want to make a difference. If you are interested in having an exciting internship with the NYC DEP, please click on the following link http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/job_opportunities/icims_internships.shtml for detailed job project descriptions and how to apply. The deadline for all applications is Friday, February 8, 2019.
- Chesapeake Conservation Corps
Looking to launch your environmental career? Soon-to-be college grads can gain vital green jobs experience, skills, and build a network of connections in the environmental field through the Chesapeake Conservation Corps program.This one-year term of paid service places young adults with nonprofits or government agencies to work full-time in the environmental field in the Chesapeake watershed. Throughout the year this program provides hands-on professional and leadership experience through on-the-ground work leading and assisting with projects and programs, extensive trainings, and other service-learning opportunities including grant writing.The purpose of the Corps Program is 1) to enable young adults to work with organizations and communities on issues impacting the Chesapeake Bay, and 2) to better prepare young adults pursuing careers in the environmental field. Corps Members will work on projects and programs that fall into at least one of six categories (environmental restoration, community engagement, environmental education, energy conservation, sustainable agriculture or forestry), gain career and leadership skills, and become more engaged through meaningful community service. The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 35-40 Corps Members, young adults 18-25, with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the Chesapeake Bay region for a paid year of service ($18,500) beginning on August 20, 2019. To find the application go to https://cbtrust.org/prospective/. Applications must be submitted by March 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm.
- Environmental Education Camp Counselor
Position DescriptionBRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS Conservation Education Camp Counselors are temporary summer positions found only in the instructional camps operated by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Incumbents of these positions are responsible for the general welfare of the campers, children ages 11 to 17, and volunteers. Counselors organize and implement a variety of educational and recreational programs and activities designed to increase the campers' awareness of environmental stewardship and related issues. CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA Conservation Education Camp Counselors are employed on a temporary basis during the summer months. They supervise a small group of campers (cabin group) on a 24- hour basis, overseeing their daily activities. Incumbents are responsible for conducting workshops and leading educational activities in areas such as general ecology, aquatic ecology, the forest environment and current environmental issues. They may also lead field activities such as stream sampling for aquatic life and soil quality testing. Counselors coordinate and conduct recreational activities including canoeing, hiking, archery, fishing, swimming and hunter safety. RELATED CLASSES Conservation Education Camp Directors are responsible for developing and supervising a comprehensive training program for staff and volunteers at their camps. They set program and work schedules, make staff assignments and review and approve the Conservation Education Camp Counselors' lesson plans. They evaluate staff's work performance as well as the overall effectiveness of the program. Environmental Educators conduct a broad range of environmental education and interpretative programs for school youth, teachers, special groups, and the general public. Environmental Educator positions are typically year-round positions located at an Environmental Education Center or in the central office in Albany. ILLUSTRATIVE ACTIVITIES AND TASKS Organize education, recreation and work projects. • Meet with other camp staff to plan activities. • Draw up daily, weekly and seasonal plans. • Develop and implement education recreation and work projects. • Update and evaluate activities. Conduct and supervise activities of campers on a 24-hour basis. • Register and orient campers. • Instruct and supervise campers in education and recreation projects such as live firing for the hunter safety education program and soil quality testing. • Administer first aid to campers if necessary. • Supervise waterfront activities. • Supervise and implement overnight camp-outs. • Provide entertainment, such as skits, singing and stories. • Shuttle campers to and from trail heads. • Counsel campers who become homesick or disruptive. • Conduct safety tours with campers to inform them of potential hazards. Assist in the development and maintenance of camp construction projects. • Participate in the set-up and breakdown of the camp. • Assist in the purchasing, inventory and delivery of supplies, materials and equipment. • Maintain an awareness of safety concerns in all camp activities. Facilitate a positive camp experience. • Assist in public relations and serve as camp liaison between the program and parents/sponsors. • Support and assist other counselors in the development and completion of camp activities. • Maintain a positive attitude towards camp objective and processes. May assume authority for the administration of the camp in the absence of the Conservation Education Camp Director. INDEPENDENCE OF OPERATION Conservation Education Camp Counselors are directly supervised by a Conservation Education Camp Director who sets schedules, makes assignments, provides training, and approves and evaluates counselors' lesson plans. In addition, peer support and evaluation are provided in weekly meetings and training sessions. Counselors work essentially independently during field activities. Conservation Education Camp Counselors must possess sound judgment and decision- making abilities since they are responsible for the education, health and safety of their campers. Errors in judgment could result in serious injury or, from a programmatic viewpoint, negatively influence the success of group lessons and activities. The Camp Program's goals and objectives can only be achieved when counselors work cooperatively to insure that maximum learning potential is nurtured. The Camp Program provides a handbook to all staff that discusses health and safety policies and procedures, environmental education lesson plans and resources, as well as other procedures for problems that commonly arise at camp. COMPLEXITY At all times, Conservation Education Camp Counselors are responsible for the health and safety of the campers according to standards set forth by DEC and the NYS Department of Health. Conservation Education Camp Counselors perform a wide range of tasks that vary in difficulty level from planning and organizing educational programs to physically setting up and closing camp. They must develop, implement, and evaluate environmental workshops and activities which require that incumbents be knowledgeable in areas such as natural sciences, environmental studies and environmental education. Incumbents of these positions must approach problem-solving creatively while demonstrating leadership capabilities and an acute sensitivity to the ever-changing needs of young people. COMMUNICATION Conservation Education Camp Counselors communicate orally on a continual basis with the Conservation Education Camp Director, other counselors, campers, parents and sponsors. They also communicate in writing in the preparation of lesson plans, registration of campers and preparation of reports. The counselor is a parent-like figure to the campers serving as a role model, a mediator, and an educator at all times. As representatives of the Department, oral communications with campers, parents and sponsors are critical to developing trust and establishing credibility in the camper program. In addition, counselors may occasionally communicate directly with vendors, other agency personnel and Department of Health staff to obtain information pertinent to the success of their programs. SUPERVISION EXERCISED Conservation Education Camp Counselor is a non-supervisory class. However, they may directly supervise volunteers that have been assigned to their group, trip or cabin. In addition, in the absence of the Conservation Education Camp Director, a counselor may be given temporary supervisory duties over the program until such time as the Conservation Education Camp Director returns. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY • Working knowledge of natural resources, biological sciences, environmental studies and environmental education. • Working knowledge of water safety instruction, canoeing, or lifeguard techniques. • Working knowledge and interest in hunter safety instruction, archery, backpacking or camping. • Ability to get along well with others and exhibit flexibility. • Ability to communicate positively and energetically while motivating campers and peers. • Ability to plan, organize, and implement environmental education programs and recreational activities. • Ability to convey a sincere appreciation for and interest in the natural world. • Ability to organize and lead field trips. • Ability to instruct campers in the proper handling of tools and recreational equipment.Qualifications/Skills Must have 60 semester college credit hours, including at least 12 semester credit hours in natural resources, environmental studies, environmental education, outdoor recreation, STEM: Science (biology, chemistry, computer, earth, environmental, and physics) Technology Engineering Mathematics, elementary-middle-secondary-special education, or camp management or two years of work experience in natural resources, biological sciences, geology, environmental studies, environmental sciences, environmental education, outdoor recreation, elementary-middle-secondary-special education, or camp management. Conservation Education Camp Counselors must be certified in approved first aid courses as required by the NYS Department of Health, such as American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies or equivalent and in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent. The CPR/AED certification must be in its first year. Depending upon individual assignments, certification in areas such as American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction or Life guard with Waterfront Module may be required. May be required to serve as Conservation Education Camp Health Director alternate if you have a New York State Emergency Medical Technician or higher level of certification, such as licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or physician's assistant. Must have and maintain a current Driver's License.Application Deadline: 2018-03-01