Job Opportunity for Seniors: Energy Consulting Associate positions with PowerAdvocate

PowerAdvocate is currently looking for senior students interested in full-time positions to join our Energy Consulting and Growth Strategy teams.. Members who are interested can apply directly online via Handshake or reach out to Yomayra Martinez directly (contact info below).

PowerAdvocate, a Verisk Analytics business, is a technology and services company that provides supply market insights and solutions to clients in the energy industry. Our supply chain software and services help asset-intensive clients achieve operational and financial excellence, increase profitability, and optimize business performance. We like to call ourselves an “established start-up”, still entrepreneurial, everyone from our co-ops to our senior team members are valued for their work and insights. PowerAdvocate provides supply market intelligence and solutions with our products and consulting services to the energy market in North American including renewables, utilities, transmission and oil & gas customers. You can read more about our company here: https://w3.poweradvocate.com/about-us/careers/.

Want to learn more about the specific roles? Feel free to reach out to:

Best Regards,

Yomayra Martinez
Human Resources Manager
PowerAdvocate
(tel) 857.453.5706 • (fax) 857.453.5844
179 Lincoln Street • Boston • MA • 02111
www.poweradvocate.com

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Alumni Job: Watershed Restoration Specialist, Midcoast Conservancy (Maine): Apply by 9.23.19

Job Announcement:
Watershed Restoration Specialist
Midcoast Conservancy PO Box 439
Edgecomb ME 04556
(207) 389-5150

www. midcoastconservancy.org

 Since 2016, five conservation organizations have merged to create Midcoast Conservancy. Our mission is to support and promote healthy lands, waters, wildlife and people in Midcoast Maine through conservation, outdoor adventure, and learning. Our focus includes the watersheds of Damariscotta Lake, Medomak River, and Sheepscot River.

Position: Watershed Restoration Specialist

With funding provided by Atlantic Salmon Federation and The Nature Conservancy, Midcoast Conservancy is seeking a ‘Watershed Restoration Specialist’ to manage fish passage projects primarily on the Sheepscot River, Lincoln County, Maine. This is an 18 – 24 month position with potential for renewal. It will be based at Midcoast Conservancy in Edgecomb, with approximately 1 day/week at Atlantic Salmon Federation’s Brunswick Office.

Summary

The Watershed Restoration Specialist will primarily manage the implementation of fish passage projects in the Sheepscot River including the completion of work at Coopers Mills and Head Tide Dams, and planning for Branch Mill Dam repair and fish-way construction. S/he will also develop new projects identified as high priorities for fish passage and instream habitat improvements by working with a diverse set of private and public stakeholders.

Essential Functions

The Watershed Restoration Specialist provides technical leadership by coordinating and implementing river and stream restoration projects at the watershed scale. The successful completion of these three projects and planning for passage by additional barriers are the primary goals. S/he will also work to address barriers to migratory fish, including road-stream crossings, tributary dams, and in stream habitat restoration associated with remnant mill dams. The Watershed Restoration Specialist will develop and implement strategies, employ a full range of restoration tools, and actively engage and coordinate a broad range of public and private partners, including NGOs, agencies, municipalities and landowners. S/he will work to garner public support from local communities for restoration projects, and assist in efforts to secure public and private funding. S/he will also foster cross-site learning within the state, region and broader conservation community.

290 U.S. Route One, PO Box 439, Edgecomb, ME 04556-0439 (207) 389-5150
midcoastconservancy.org

Responsibilities and Scope

  • Work with local, state, and federal permitting authorities to secure and comply with all required project
  • Work with engineers, contractors, and regulators.
  • Be a visible and respected presence in the
  • Financial responsibilities will include managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously adhering to agreed-upon schedules and timelines.
  • Gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program
  • Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
  • Be a regular presence at stakeholder meetings that can occur days, nights, and weekends. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or equivalent combination of education and
  • Experience in the management and details of constructed habitat restoration
  • Experience and/or course work in ecology, management, and restoration of freshwater
  • Experience implementing complex
  • Experience communicating effectively with a diversity of partners in government, non- profit and business organizations and with the general
  • Experience coordinating multiple projects with several variables, setting realistic deadlines, managing timeframes and completing
  • Experience using common software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Web

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in science-related or natural resource management-related field and 5-7 years’ experience, or equivalent combination. Graduate degree
  • Experience in working with engineers and construction
  • Specialization in habitat restoration, freshwater ecology and/or fisheries conservation is particularly desired. Experience with GIS software applications a plus.
  • The ability to be innovative, flexible, and empathetic; and a strong desire to do what it takes to get the job
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means and ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical
  • Experience with the State of Maine, S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Endangered Species Act permitting process a plus.
  • Experience designing, negotiating and managing contractual
  • Exceptional track record in developing successful relationships with diverse and sometimes challenging local
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively understand and address local community

Start date no later than 30 October 2019. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to kristin@midcoastconservancy.org. Deadline for applications is Monday 5:00 PM, 23 September 2019.

Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals. Midcoast Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers insurance and retirement benefits.

Alumni Job: National Park Service, Community Planner (Northeast Region), Apply by 8/23/19

The Northeast Region is recruiting for a Community Planner 11/12 in  Roanoke, VA to support projects and assist communities in the Southwest VA, Southern West Virginia, and Northern North Carolina area, in collaboration with the Southeast Region.

The USAJOBS link is below

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542108200

The vacancy announcement closes on August 23. Please share with your networks and promising candidates.

Thanks!

Helen

Helen Mahan, Chief Conservation and Recreation Assistance Collective
Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program Manager
National Park Service, Northeast Region
15 State Street, 10th floor
Boston, MA 02109
(M) 267-767-3257

Alumni Job: Research Botanist Position, Native Plant Trust- apply by 8.31.19

Native Plant Trust hiring. Native Plant Trust (formerly New England Wild Flower Society) has an opening for a Research Botanist. As some of you may know, I have taken on Bill Brumback’s former position as Director of Conservation, and as a result, we have an opening in the Conservation Department.

The Research Botanist position will have take on many of the duties I’ve managed for the past 4-years as Seed Bank Coordinator, but with a shift in focus toward germplasm research and habitat restoration. I will continue to oversee the NEPCoP Task Force and our monitoring and management of New England’s rare and endangered flora.

Attached is a link to the position description. Please post this announcement and pass it along to any qualified candidates. Deadline for applications is August 31st, 2019.

https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-listing-research-botanist-framingham-massachusetts/901296126

Please contact me with any questions, and thank you.

Best,
Michael

Michael Piantedosi
Director of Conservation
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701
T: 508-877-7630 ext. 3202
F: 508-877-3658
www.NativePlantTrust.org

Conserving and promoting New England’s native plants to
ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes

Alumni Job: Forests and Wildlife Program Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine- Deadline to Apply: August 2, 2019

Job Announcement: Forests and Wildlife Program Director
Natural Resources Council of Maine

This position has been held by Cathy Johnson for more than 28 years, but she is planning on retiring.  This is a great position working at a great organization—Maine’s leading environmental advocacy group.  Applications are due August 2, and can be submitted as described below, and on our website:   https://www.nrcm.org/contact/employment-opportunities/

Pete Didisheim
Advocacy Director

 Natural Resources Council of Maine
Forests and Wildlife Program Director

 Job Summary:

The Forests and Wildlife Program Director provides ongoing management and leadership for NRCM’s efforts to protect the natural character of the ecologically, economically, and recreationally important woods and wildlife of Maine. General responsibilities include advocacy before the legislature and administrative bodies, communications with the media and general public, collaboration with coalition partners, and program planning and implementation. The Program Director develops and maintains expertise on all key policy issues in NRCM’s Forest and Wildlife Program and uses this knowledge as the basis for persuasive advocacy and sound strategic and political judgment. This is full-time permanent position based at NRCM’s office in Augusta, Maine. The Program Director reports to NRCM’s Senior Director of Advocacy.

Application Process:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and at least one writing sample by August 2, 2019 to jobs@nrcm.org.

Qualifications:

  • At least five years professional experience, with a demonstrated record of excellence and accomplishments.
  • Commitment and passion for environmental issues and NRCM’s mission.
  • Academic training, professional experience, and/or personal experience with Maine’s woods and waters, forest practices, and land use history preferred.
  • Experience in program development, planning, program management, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including ability to think strategically and motivate others toward common goals.
  • Excellent communications and advocacy skills across a range of settings, including policy analysis and persuasive writing, lobbying legislators, responding to the media, and delivering speeches to the general public.
  • Law degree preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to learn policy issues quickly, and to translate complex issues in simple and persuasive terms.
  • Oversee and participate in outreach to NRCM members on issues related to the Forests and Wildlife agenda.
  • Ability to travel throughout the state, including staying overnight when necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to be held accountable for job performance.
  • Ability to supervise staff; provide, receive, and respond to ongoing feedback.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies, including legislators, staff from other non-profits, business leaders, the NRCM membership, and the general public.
  • Ability to work in coalitions and through team-based approaches.
  • Enterprising, motivated, entrepreneurial, and undaunted.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership for NRCM’s Forests and Wildlife Program, including policy development; Program planning, management, and implementation; advocacy; public speaking and media engagement; and strategic decisions.
  • Help design and implement issue campaigns that advance program goals.
  • Represent NRCM on program issues to external audiences.
  • Develop and deliver testimony to the state legislature and administrative bodies in support of legislation, policies, and regulations related to Maine’s forests and wildlife.
  • Identify and develop support from key individuals, businesses, and organizations.
  • Help catalyze support from activists, legislators, the media, and general public through written and oral communications.
  • Develop (or manage development of) campaign materials such as fact sheets, web pages, brochures, reports, and activist alerts.
  • Coordinate policy campaign activities through meetings and communications with allied groups and program supporters.
  • Identify analytic and policy campaign needs to promote policy objectives and work with communications, outreach, and marketing staff to distribute such products.
  • Develop annual program plans; an annual program budget; and manage and track workplan progress and expenditures.
  • Work with the Advocacy Director to identify and resolve significant strategic issues involving program challenges and emerging opportunities.
  • Manage consultants, including pro bono attorneys, associated with outsourced program work.
  • Prepare staff reports for senior staff and NRCM’s Board of Directors.
  • Work with NRCM’s development staff on grants and fundraising strategies.
  • Solicit ongoing performance feedback from colleagues and use that feedback for professional development.
  • Assist with NRCM’s marketing, membership, and organizational development initiatives, as needed.

Pete Didisheim
Advocacy Director
Natural Resources Council of Maine
3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 430-0113 (direct)
(207) 232-4768 (cell)

www.nrcm.org

Job/Internship Opportunity: Maine Land Trust Network Job Board

Are you a current student looking for a summer internship? A graduating senior or alum looking for a job? The Maine Land Trust Network (MLTN) has over 30 job and internship opportunities related to conservation and the environment throughout the state of Maine posted on its website. These are both full and part-time positions. To view the current listings, go to http://www.mltn.org/jobs/.

Job: Wetland Technician, Stantec, Topsham, Maine

Wetland Technician, Stantec
Topsham, Maine

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec seeks an entry-level Wetland Technician to join our Environmental Services team within one of our New England offices. Stantec has a small company feel that provides local services yet has offices worldwide and thus provides the opportunity for travel and expanding personal horizons and professional experience. This position provides an opportunity to work with and learn from our network of professional scientists and biologists and will focus on wetland but also support a variety of terrestrial and aquatic natural resource surveys.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for using a Trimble mapping-grade GPS and other GPS enabled devices to guide and collect field data for field teams on both large and small scale wetland delineations, natural resource mapping, vernal pool assessments, rare threatened and endangered species surveys, and other natural community assessments.
  • Candidates should expect to spend the majority of their time at remote locations in the field and be willing to travel 1-2 weeks at a time throughout New England and beyond.
  • Working long hours, outside, in variable weather conditions, over rough terrain is typical for this position.
  • Technicians will be assigned a GPS enabled device and will be responsible for following the established GPS standard operating procedures.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Prior GPS collection or navigation experience and use of map and compass
  • A basic knowledge of natural communities, wetlands, plants, and/or soils
  • Experience in writing articles or reports that focus on applied field biology
  • Experience using mobile technology and troubleshooting electronic devices
  • A desire and ability to efficiently and safely work long days in rugged field conditions
  • A passion for the outdoors and getting off the beaten path

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field (or other qualifying experience).

Minimum of 0-3 years of experience required.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Environmental Technician/Technologist

Primary Location: United States-Maine-Topsham

Other Locations: United States-New Hampshire-Auburn, United States-Massachusetts-Quincy, United States-Massachusetts-Northampton, United States-Maine-Scarborough, United States-Massachusetts-Burlington, United States-Massachusetts-Boston, United States-Rhode Island-Providence, United States-Connecticut-Hartford

Organization: BC-1956 Environmental Services-US New England

Employee Status: Temporary

Job Level: Entry Level

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Mar 1, 2019, 7:12:36 AM

Req ID: 190000I4

Apply here

Job: Maine Project Learning Tree Coordinator, Apply by April 30, 2019

Maine TREE Foundation Position Announcement

Maine Project Learning Tree (PLT) Coordinator

The Maine TREE Foundation is hiring a Coordinator for Project Learning Tree, a nationwide environmental education curriculum for youth in grades K-12. The Maine TREE Foundation is an independent, private, non- profit organization with a focus on Maine’s forests. The mission of the Maine TREE Foundation is to educate and advocate for the sustainable use of the forest and the ecological, economic, and social health of Maine’s forest community.

Project Learning Tree is a nationwide program whose mission advances environmental literacy and promotes stewardship through excellence in environmental education, professional development, and curriculum resources that use trees and forests as windows on the world.

The Foundation is seeking a Project Learning Tree Coordinator to support this mission and effectively work with other Maine TREE staff and a broad range of outside constituencies.

Position Description

The PLT Coordinator works to expand the Maine TREE Foundation’s capacity in meeting the growing demand in Maine from schools, teachers, parents, students and other non-profit organizations for outdoor environmental education programs. The Coordinator develops and supports a network of qualified PLT facilitators, and designs, delivers and evaluates professional development opportunities for educators. The Coordinator works closely with the lead scientist of the Holt Research Forest, a 300 acre oak-pine forest in Arrowsic, which is owned by the Maine TREE Foundation

Key constituents of the PLT Coordinator include:

  • Pre-K-12 Teachers throughout the State of Maine;
  • College & university education and forestry professors;
  • Community leaders;
  • Holt Research Forest Lead Scientist;
  • Forest landowners, both corporate and private;
  • Land Trusts, science centers, summer camps and others offering education programs and outdoor classroom opportunities;

The Project Learning Tree Coordinator initiates, supervises and promotes PLT activities in Maine, and helps to guide and support the development and implementation of new research and outdoor education programs at the Maine TREE Foundation.  The Coordinator:

  1. Maintains a working relationship with national PLT staff in Washington
    1. Serves as liaison to the national office and works cooperatively on joint
    2. Collects, promotes, and shares success stories in support of
  2. Recruits, trains, and manages a network of qualified PLT workshop
  3. Designs, delivers, and evaluates professional development for PLT
  4. Reviews and approves PLT workshop
  5. Manages workshop materials; markets and promotes workshops through press releases, mailings, flyers and social
  6. Works with the Maine PLT Steering Committee to provide strategic vision and leadership to meet the needs of the
    1. Prepares and implements long range strategic plans and associated annual work plans and annual operating
    2. Raises a portion of funds to support specific needs of the program
  7. Assists in organizing two summer Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours
  8. Coordinates, designs and delivers scientific inquiry and standards-based Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) activities for middle/ high school teachers and students, outdoor classrooms and land trusts.

The Coordinator accomplishes these goals through:

  1. Close collaboration with the Executive Director of the Maine TREE Foundation;
  2. Close collaboration with the Holt Research Forest lead scientist;
  3. Close collaboration with the PLT Steering Committee and National PLT staff;
  4. Fostering collaboration among key stakeholder groups and

The successful Project Learning Tree Coordinator candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Education: BA or BS in related field (e.g. education, environmental education, natural resource management, )
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a related
  • Minimum 5 years’ classroom teaching experience, especially in a science or STEM field, is highly preferred.
  • Broad understanding of the connections among Maine’s forest ecology, economy and forest-based communities;
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions;
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, and ability to travel, primarily in

Skills

  • Strategic leadership skills; ability to lead toward a shared vision; flexibility;
  • Communication skills with proficiency in writing, speaking, and listening to diverse
  • Project management skills with proficiency in developing, designing, managing, and evaluating programs.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and various social
  • Fundraising, grant writing and grant
  • Ability to manage a network of volunteers and
  • Ability to design, deliver, and evaluate effective facilitation skills and to model best practices in education.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The position will be located at the Maine TREE Foundation’s offices at 535 Civic Center Drive in Augusta, Maine.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample, and three references (to be contacted for finalists only) to:  info@mainetree.org by April 30, 2019.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Job: Portland Water District Summer Job (apply by April 7)

 

 

 

 

 

Portland Water District Summer Job Opportunity
Watershed Protection Specialist

 The Portland Water District is seeking job candidates for a summer watershed protection specialist. PWD has an environmental source protection group that works on and around Sebago Lake, which is the drinking water supply for the greater Portland area.

The summer watershed protection specialist position includes such duties as: environmental sampling, field inspection work, laboratory analysis, and working with lake scientists and education staff to enhance our public outreach and classroom education programs. A primary responsibility of this position will be to organize and conduct PWD’s seasonal Sebago Lake Beach Monitoring Program.

Candidates for this position must have completed a minimum of two years of college coursework in environmental science or a related field and be comfortable and capable of interacting with the public in a respectful and professional manner. Please see the complete job description at our website.

This is a paid full-time position that will begin in mid-May and continue through mid- September.  It may include some weekend work as needed.

Please visit https://www.pwd.org/watershed-protection-specialist-summer-months

to complete an application and to submit a resume and cover letter. Application deadline: April 7, 2019