Summer Job: Student Field & Lab Tech positions, University of Maine

Student Field & Lab Tech positions, University of Maine
Duties include: Assisting with visual sampling and collection of browntail moth population field. Assisting with field trials. Monitoring caterpillars for parasitism and disease, and assisting with identification and preservation of parasitoids. Some molecular work may be included.
Required: Ability to work long hours outdoors, Ability to work efficiently and independently, some weekend work may be required.
Summer work-study, an interest and/or experience in entomology, and a driver’s license preferred
Positions available for May -July, and May- August, part-time and full time.
Contact: Karla Boyd (karla.boyd@maine.edu) & Dr. Ellie Groden (Groden@maine.edu)

Job: The Nature Conservancy: Taunton Wild & Scenic River Community Assistance Fellow (47 weeks, Boston, MA)

The Nature Conservancy – Taunton Wild and Scenic River Community Assistance Fellow
Tracking Code: 1094-984

Job Description
The Nature Conservancy – Taunton Wild and Scenic River Community Assistance Fellow

Length: Term is position is 47 weeks, full time commitment, 5-days per week
Location: Boston, MA
Living Allowance $510/week

 

Please note, housing stipend and relocation allowance are not provided for this position.

AmeriCorps Award: This position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program.  Value of education award is $5,815.00 (pre-tax).
Educational Status: Bachelor’s degree appropriate to community based conservation work
Start Date: Projected start date is late May/early June but is contingent on passing background investigation.
Specific training: Hands-on mentored work experience; individual training available to meet specific interests and needs.

How to Apply
Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions

For More Information

Contact Rebecca McCormick, Stewards Program Coordinator
RMcCormick@ConservationLegacy.org 

Program Basics

The Water Team at the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy works to protect the land and water on which all life depends through a holistic and integrated approach of working from headwaters to open ocean. Our strategies involve conservation, spatial planning, innovative finance, and working with local, state, and federal partners to advocate for cutting edge implementation.

The Taunton Wild and Scenic Stewardship Council is a partner organization that meets regularly to protect and preserve the Taunton River. The Council consists of partners from the 10 municipalities through which the river flows, and of local and state non-profit organizations and government.

Specifics about position

The Fellow will work to protect, conserve, and restore ecosystem health and function in the Taunton River watershed. The Taunton River was designated a Wild and Scenic River by Congress in 2009, and the watershed is home to high quality ecosystems and biodiversity and has many dedicated partner organizations working on developing conservation and restoration plans. These include the Taunton River Stewardship Plan and other plans that guide conservation, restoration, and climate resilience projects.

The Fellow’s primary project will be to create a watershed wide framework to compare and prioritize projects from a variety of partner organizations and planning documents. This framework will be the basis of a grant pipeline to fund project implementation.

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop strategic platform to catalyze conservation and restoration throughout the watershed
  • Review grant funding opportunities for project implementation and summarize needs including match, design, and timeline
  • Host a Stewardship Support Network kickoff through collaborating and connecting with partner organizations (state, federal, and NGOs)
  • Implement and facilitate information sharing, either by compiling information in at toolkit or website, or by convening a small outreach event or conference to exchange information

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Possession of a current valid driver’s license
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States

Preferred Qualifications: 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Experience or education in project management and implementing plans.
  • Experience with GIS
  • Knowledge in conservation and/or ecological principles

DISCRETION/LATITUDE/DECISION-MAKING:

  • Make day-to-day decisions within scope of work assignments.
  • Prioritize work independently, working with supervisor as needed.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.

COMMUNICATIONS/INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of parties
  • Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a work team.
  • Familiarity with standard business communications; ability to write and edit correspondence.
  • Diverse background of experiences strongly desired

This position will be required to submit periodic reports and a final report during their term of service.

6 month position: Maine Geological Survey Coastal Maine Geology Intern, Application due April 13, 2018

Maine Geological Survey Coastal Maine Geology Intern 2018 (6 Month Position)

Expected Intern Contributions:
The 2018 Intern will aid the Marine Geology Division of the Maine Geological Survey in the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry with field and office efforts. The Intern will partake in the following efforts: 1) the Maine Beach Monitoring Program (MBMAP) and State of Maine Beach Profiling Program (SMBPP); 2) field work in support of tidal and nearshore mapping programs along Maine beaches; 3) living shoreline project efforts; and 4) support of other MGS project efforts. The prospective Intern must be in a physical condition to spend several days per week in the field, mostly along Maine beaches, dunes, bluffs, and salt marsh areas. Field work will be concentrated in York, Cumberland, and Sagadahoc Counties (but may include other coastal counties). The prospective intern must be capable of walking several miles and spending long periods of time in the field carrying survey equipment, driving an MGS truck, and learning how to operate field equipment, including Real Time Kinematic GPS (RTK GPS) and the MGS Nearshore Survey System (NSS). The intern may be conducting field work alone at times, but will often be working with MGS’ Marine Geologists. The Intern will also process and analyze field data, including Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) data, using a variety of different software. The Intern will also aid MGS with a variety of data-development related efforts in support of ongoing resiliency efforts, including several different NOAA-funded projects.
Experience and Knowledge Gained:
The prospective Intern will gain experience and knowledge regarding MGS programs and work efforts, learn various coastal geologic field mapping, survey data processing and analysis techniques, and will become proficient in using a variety of different field equipment and software for field and office efforts, including:

• In-depth knowledge of Maine’s beaches, their natural geology and anthropogenic features;
• Surveying techniques using a network Real Time Kinematic Global Position System (RTKGPS) and data processing
• Water-based survey techniques using the Nearshore Survey System (NSS), a PWC-based survey platform
• Displaying and analyzing GPS, beach profile, and other survey data within ArcGIS
• LiDAR data processing, analysis, and interpretation
• Knowledge of tidal elevation data and analysis using NOAA VDATUM software
• Working as part of a large, multi-agency project team
• Data analysis and presentation using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, etc.
Minimum Requirements:
The prospective Intern will have the following minimum requirements:
.-  Completed college with a major in geology, GIS, or closely related earth-sciences discipline
– Experience using ArcGIS software
– A valid driver’s license free of violations

Duration and Compensation:
We expect an extended, maximum 24-week (6 month) internship with somewhat flexible start (late May to early June start, typically) and end dates. The intern will receive, based on qualifications, a range of $12-$13/hour for a 40-hour week. Any field or work-related expenses will be reimbursed by the Maine Geological Survey. Please note that there are no relocation expenses, health insurance, vacation, or state retirement benefits associated with this position.
Application:
A cover letter describing relevant experience, a resume, and contact information for at least one reference, and your available start and end dates must be submitted by 5 pm on April 13, 2018. Digital application materials are preferred and encouraged. We will notify the prospective intern by April 20, 2018.

Peter A. Slovinsky, Marine Geologist Maine Geological Survey
93 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0098
peter.a.slovinsky@maine.gov

Note that this is a six month position as opposed to our standard three month summer internship, so applicants should be finishing up school this semester and have the flexibility to work into the fall, or have already completed school.

 

Applications are due by COB April 13, and we will notify the prospective intern on April 20.

 

As always, thank you for sending wonderful applicants our way!

 

Cheers,

Peter

 

Peter Slovinsky, Marine Geologist

Maine Geological Survey

Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

93 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

(207) 287-7173 office

(207) 441-1965 cell

Job: Maine Green Power Outreach Associate (3degrees)

ABOUT US
3Degrees is a certified B Corporation with the mission to connect people with cleaner energy on a massive scale — in part by providing renewable energy opportunities to residential and commercial utility customers.

ABOUT YOU
We are looking for outgoing, passionate and enthusiastic outreach associates to drive our community education and activation efforts through person-to-person tactics like [door to door canvassing, and event tabling]. You will be a stellar verbal communicator with infectious enthusiasm who shares our vision for a sustainable world.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Increase awareness and participation in the Maine Green Power program by approaching customers, delivering pitches, and discussing program benefits
  • Meet minimum enrollment rate
  • Perform community outreach through door-to-door canvassing in local neighborhoods and at events and storefronts
  • Set up events displays, tents, banners, and booths
  • Complete administrative duties following each shift
  • Adhere to robust customer service and safety standards
  • Meet with the regional outreach coordinator and attend team meetings/trainings

WHAT WE’LL NEED FROM YOU

  • Sales, event staffing, and/or canvassing experience preferred, but not required
  • Comfort approaching and talking to people
  • Ability to work 10-20 hours per week including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds and walk/stand up to five hours at a time in unpredictable weather conditions with reasonable accommodation
  • Access to reliable transportation, computer, personal email account, and cell phone required
  • Special consideration given to multilingual candidates

WHAT YOU’LL GET
When you work for us, there’s plenty in it for you:

  • Starting at an expected $16.45 per hour, including $12.70 base wage + an estimated $3.75 in commissions
  • Rapid promotions awarded for stellar performance; top earners make $22.00 per hour or more
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching program after six months of employment
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Paid sick leave
  • A role in a mission-driven B-Corp that is committed to a triple bottom line ethic and fostering work-life balance and professional development for its staff

COME WORK FOR US
3Degrees is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

Apply here: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?clientkey=828AE153633C61AAEB7E5B5B54AB4860&jpt=&job=9668

 

Summer Job: Portland Water District- Watershed Protection Specialist Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

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, limited 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 view the complete job description at our website.

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

Please visit http://www.pwd.org/watershed-protection-specialist-summer-months to complete an application and to submit a resume and cover letter.

Application deadline: March 30, 2018

Nathan Whalen
Water Resource Specialist
Portland Water District
Phone: 207-774-5961 Ext. 3338
E-mail: nwhalen@pwd.org
http://www.pwd.org

Two year Fellowship: Island Fellows Program, for graduating seniors Deadline to apply: March 23)

Island Institute Fellows Program
The Island Institute is presently hiring recent grads and graduating students for their Island Fellows Program.

The Island Institute’s Island Fellows support Maine’s island and coastal communities by (1) strengthening capacity for the local management of historical, cultural, natural, economic, and information resources and (2) assisting in local research, planning, education, and technology projects. Fellows receive two-year placements within these communities

Application Deadline: Friday March 23
More information: http://www.islandinstitute.org/program/community-development/island-fellows

Job: Stwardship & Communications Coordinator, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (24 hrs wk, Apply by March 26)

Stewardship and Communications Coordinator

Application deadline: March 26, 2018

About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT)
The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s mission is preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural resources, cultural heritage and access to the outdoors through targeted conservation, responsible stewardship and education. Learn more at www.hhltmaine.org.

Job description
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is seeking a highly motivated individual to take on stewardship, communications and volunteer coordination. This person will work alongside the Executive Director and Outreach Coordinator. This diverse and interesting position provides a great opportunity to make a positive impact on conservation in Harpswell and be involved in all aspects of the work of a small nonprofit land trust.

The Stewardship and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for some or all of the following tasks, in cooperation with committees, the board of trustees, volunteers and other staff members.

  • Organize the annual monitoring of HHLT’s conservation easements.
  • Draft and carry out annual work plans for preserves and trails. Oversee and communicate with stewards.
  • Maintain property notebooks and assist in drafting and updating preserve management plans.
  • Organize trail signs, maps and brochures.
  • Communicate with and coordinate volunteers.
  • Support the Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership.
  • Organize print and electronic newsletters.
  • Update and improve HHLT’s web presence.
  • Develop relationships with local media outlets. Submit press releases and calendar listings as needed.
  • Other tasks based on the individual’s interests and HHLT’s needs.

Hours and compensation
This is a year-round, 24 hour per week position with a starting pay of $21,200/year. Paid vacation, holidays and sick time are provided. There are no health or retirement benefits.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications.

Required:

  • Experience in the land trust or related field
  • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well-organized, with the ability to simultaneously pursue many priorities
  • Computer skills

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with conservation and/or environmental education and/or trail design and maintenance
  • Experience with graphic design

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter by March 26, 2018 to Reed Coles at info@hhltmaine.org.

Job: Impact, application deadline March 5, 2018 (graduating seniors)

Impact is a great opportunity for people who want to organize to make a difference on the most important environmental and public interest issues happening in the country today. You could be like Emma Fisher, whose organizing helped to stop an unnecessary highway expansion in Wisconsin. Or you could be like Kari Ross, who is fighting fracking in Texas. Or you could be like Meghan Hassett, organizing community-based forums on renewable energy with more than 50 local leaders in attendance.

Our spring application deadline is March 5. You can apply online here and we’ll contact you to set up an interview.

If you can see yourself next year organizing to make a difference for our health and environment, apply to join the Impact team. With Impact, you make a difference now. The work you do builds the power we need to win more victories and you gain the experience that other groups look for when hiring new advocates and campaign directors.

Jacqueline Guyol, Campaign Organizer at Impact
314-707-1445 (c) weareimpact.org

Fellowship: Island Institute Fellows, for class of 2018 or recent grad (apply by 3/23/18)

Be an Island Institute Fellow

The Island Fellows Program is one of the signature programs of the Island Institute. Since 1999, the Island Fellows Program has placed college and master’s degree graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities for one to two years. Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for recent graduates to apply their skills and gain experience helping to build sustainability within communities whose way of life and identity face many challenges.

The Island Fellows Program provides support for Maine’s island and coastal communities by:

  • Strengthening capacity for the local management of historical, cultural, natural, economic, and information resources
  • Assisting in local research, planning, education, and technology projects

The Island Fellows Program provides support for the Island Fellows by:

  • Offering enriching professional development opportunities for recent college graduates
  • Building professional experiences and networks for Fellows looking to live and work in Maine

Awards and Recognition

  • The Island Fellows Program was recognized with the “Outstanding Program” award by the Community Development Society.
  • The Island Fellows Program is an official winner of the 2014 SHIFT Sustainability Award.

How does the Island Fellows Program work?

Island or remote coastal organizations apply to the Island Institute with a community supported project that could benefit from an extra set of hands (See Hosting a Fellow, below). The Institute then finds highly qualified recent graduates to live for 24 months in residence in the community.  Immersion in the community connects fellows directly with islanders to gain an intimate understanding of island life and to understand the needs and opportunities around the identified project.  Fellows are expected to be active participants in their community and bring their own experiences and skills to share.

The Fellowship application period is open from January until mid-March for a September program start. Top candidates are then interviewed in the island or coastal host communities by key contacts who will be working with the Fellow. On-island/coastal interviews are required. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.

Application link for the 2018 Island Fellows program (Deadline: March 23)
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45322-Island-Institute

Minimum Qualifications
  • Recent completion of a baccalaureate or graduate degree (within five years)
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in a field such as community service, community planning, natural-resource planning, GIS mapping, educational outreach, etc.
  • A strong service ethic
  • Flexibility
  • A strong desire to live and work within a small, remote community
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to work with minimal supervision
Island Fellow Benefits

Each Fellow receives a stipend of $15,000, plus rent and utilities, health insurance, paid vacation days and other benefits. The Institute also provides reimbursement for approved work-related expenses, access to a professional development fund, and offers to offset part of the cost of a new laptop for first year Fellows.

In addition to the application form, which will be accessible via a link on this page during the open application period, the following are required:

  • An unofficial copy of your transcripts of complete undergraduate and graduate records
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A concise personal statement
  • A resume