- Intense curiosity and willingness to learn quickly about IATP issues.
- A fearless approach to outreach and promotion. Comfort with cold calling and emailing reporters and others.
- Demonstrated success in working with the media and/or communications.
- Excellent writing, editing and speaking skills. An ability to turn a complex issue into a simple message.
- Basic knowledge of website content management and social media.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office systems, and understanding of databases.
- At least 1 year of professional experience in a relevant field.
- Bachelor¹s degree or equivalent combination of education, experience, and an outstanding cover letter.
- A degree in international relations, communications, or another relevant field.
- Three years of work in media or public relations fields.
- Existing knowledge of international trade and/or agriculture policy.
- Proficiency in Drupal.
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Job Description Biological Technician and Admin Coordinator
FOCUS: Field, lab and office support for science and operations
LOCATION: West Sacramento, CA
STATUS: Full Time, Permanent
Overview: Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) is a fisheries consulting firm that
conducts research and monitoring throughout the Pacific Northwest and
California. Our mission is to rigorously apply the scientific method to
afford our clients innovative, scientifically robust solutions to address a
variety of fisheries and environmental challenges. The CFS team achieves
this through effective and unbiased data collection, insightful analysis
and interpretation, and clear communications and publication of results in
scientific journals. The Biological Technician provides critical support
for the organization by assisting science staff with fisheries field and
lab work as well as coordination and administrative functions in the
office. This includes field data collection (fish, habitat, water quality
sampling), literature reviews, data entry, summary and analysis, and
equipment procurement, meeting coordination, vehicle maintenance and other
office activities to promote efficiency and organization. The split of
these two key functions (field/lab work and office coordination) will vary
throughout a 30 40-hour workweek.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
€ Support staff; coordinate travel, coordinate meetings,
research/obtaining technical documents, answer phone calls as a member of
operator phone queue, documentation filing, purchase supplies, coordinate
permitting, support entry and review of time and expenses as needed
€ Documentation support through formatting, transcribing, inputting,
editing, retrieving, copying and creation
€ Maintain schedules and correspondence
€ Perform hands on work which may include water sample collection,
fish trapping and tagging, visual estimation techniques (e.g., snorkeling,
redd surveys), collecting data on the physical environment (e.g., water
quality, channel bathymetry) and taking measurements of individual
€ Perform habitat assessments including surveys of stream habitat
condition, measurements of streamside vegetation conditions, and water
€ Conduct data collection, entry, and organization and basic analysis
of fisheries and aquatic habitat related data
€ Prepare and organize the upkeep of all equipment and supplies
needed for field work
€ Assist Lead Biologists on various tasks including: collecting data,
literature reviews, performing statistical analyses and problem solving for
various projects, studies and other assignments
€ Perform other duties as assigned
Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (required):
€ Project Management Skills: Assist Biologists on several projects
and serve as support for all preparation of needed materials, data
collection and necessary equipment in order to successfully complete the
€ Team Leadership Skills: Within a team and Employee Stock Ownership
Plan (ESOP) culture, sets personal high performance and quality standards
to contribute to team success. Views all members of the team as critical
and important and treats team members with respect and professionalism.
€ Office Management: Able to manage and coordinate administrative
processes; comfortable in communicating with employees, partners and
€ General Administrative Support: Ability to manage office calendars,
correspondence, office organization and general support for Staff on
facility and other matters
€ Strong attention to detail
€ Strong organization and coordination skills; ability to meet
deadlines and ability to multi-task
€ Ability to work collaboratively with others to resolve problems
€ Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to express
and exchange ideas
€ Knowledge of fisheries, forestry or wildlife studies
€ Safety conscious in all aspects of field and office work
€ Ability to work independently or as part of a team with strong
organization and coordination skills
€ Approaches work from a high-energy, efficient standpoint
€ Ability to handle multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines
€ Ability to accurately interpret and follow established guidelines
€ Ability to produce accurate, timely and quality work products and
be accountable for meeting objectives
€ Strong customer service ethic
€ Positive energy as evidenced in an optimistic outlook, a sense of
humor and a disposition to encourage
€ Experience conducting field work and operating boats other
equipment utilized in field surveys and studies; demonstrated skills in
coordinating logistics and administrative functions for field operations;
environmental science experience including, stream ecology, forestry,
fisheries, or related field; familiarity with IT and ability to learn new
€ Bachelor¹s degree in Fisheries, Forestry, Biology or similar field
€ Basic level proficiency with MS Office Suite
€ Entry-level skills in data entry into databases, developing graphs
and basic data analysis
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
€ Must be comfortable working in the aquatic environment including
working from a boat platform, wading in rivers and streams
€ Must be able to work effectively in inclement weather in remote
€ Ability to lift 50 pounds and carry cross-country, down steep
slopes and over rough terrain
€ Possible long periods of computerized data entry in an office
€ Working irregular hours in various kinds of weather and potentially
rugged terrain on occasion in order to meet project deadlines
€ Travel field work may require extended travel to remote areas for
2-5 days at a time
Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive base salary based on qualifications
Health and retirement benefits
CFS is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company
Closing Date: until filled.
Location: West Sacramento, CA
How to apply: Please send cover letter and resume to:
We are looking for an energetic, career-minded wildlife ecologist/
biologist to join us on a full-time basis in our San Rafael office. The
work that this position entails is varied and may include special-status
species surveys, habitat evaluation and mapping, environmental
compliance (CEQA, permitting), mitigation and conservation
banking/planning, and restoration planning. Experience in these areas
is preferred, but not required.
We are particularly looking for someone with Northern and Southern
California experience, regulatory permitting experience, and experience
conducting surveys listed wildlife species. Applicants with federal
recovery permits for any listed species in California will be preferred.
Periodic travel is a requirement of the position.
€ Bachelor¹s degree or higher in biology with an emphasis in
€ Sound technical knowledge
€ Ability to work both independently and with a small team
€ Demonstrable technical writing ability
€ Excellent communication skills are essential
€ Education and experience in California wildlife taxonomy and
€ Habitat evaluation and monitoring
€ Environmental impact analysis
€ Permit preparation
€ Regulatory compliance
€ Construction monitoring
€ Mitigation analysis
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive,
progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical,
dental, and 401K with generous match.
Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your employment
application (found on our website), cover letter, resume, transcripts,
and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference ³Wildlife
Biologist.²Please also reference where you heard about the position.
WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Close date for submission of
application materials is September 22, 2017. Please, no calls.
WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael,
California, with offices in the Bay Area and Denver, Colorado. For over
30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise
to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in
the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA,
mitigation banking, and landscape architecture. More information about
WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at http://www.wra-ca.com.
- Identify and build relationships with community organizations and other stakeholders (CDCs, local food policy councils, business associations) throughout Massachusetts.
- Engage organizations in activities and actions related to the Collaborative¹s projects.
- Educate organizations about the food system and the MA Local Food Action Plan.
- With Director, develop strategies and related written and online materials as needed for this engagement.
- Identify and research examples of organizations, individuals, projects, and programs working toward the goals of the Plan.
- Document progress being made toward the goals of the Plan through compelling narratives for newsletter, social media and other publications.
- Work with director on developing written and online materials for specific campaign strategies and for general outreach.
- Assist in organizing and coordinating regional and statewide meetings and events.
- Attend regular project and governance meetings, in person and on the phone.
- Other duties, as needed.
- At least two years of work experience in policy, advocacy, or organizing setting.
- Ability to write clearly, concisely, and quickly.
- Experience working in diverse communities.
- Flexible schedule (occasional evening meetings may be required).
- Ability to travel throughout state, as needed.
- Interest in food, agriculture, and systemic change.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media platforms.
- Experience in/comfort with CMS systems a plus.
- Publication design experience a plus.
- Photography experience a plus.
- Ability to work independently.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor.
The City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment has several internship positions available throughout the school year. We can offer both paid internships and Federal Work Study positions. The office is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs in the City of Medford. In cooperation with other departments and organizations, the E&E office works on many things including climate change protection, wetlands protection, open space conservation, improving municipal wide energy efficiency, and storm water outreach. The Office is also spearheading the climate change resiliency and adaptation planning for the City of Medford.
General office help is needed year-round and involves helping residents, updating the website, researching information needed by the Director and collecting energy use data from municipal sources and keeping it updated in state and federal systems. Site visits to environmental projects throughout the city occur spontaneously throughout the year. Additionally, the office organizes Medford’s annual Harvest Your Energy Festival each fall, and help is needed throughout the year to organize and run it.
The Office of E&E is a growing department in Medford and the center of environmental and clean energy development in the City. Located in Medford’s City Hall, the Office is in Medford Square, right off of I-93 and on many MBTA bus routes. The Office is open Mon, Tue & Thurs 8:30-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30pm and Fri 8:30-12:30. The position requires at least 8 hours a week during the school year.
Interested applicants should email a copy of their resume, and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, at email@example.com.
The ideal candidate will be organized, a self-starter, able to work independently and to think critically. Ability to work in an interrupt-driven environment a must. Attention to detail and good customer service skills are important in this office.
Self-starter, motivated and energetic, with effective organization and time management skills.
Excellent customer and interactive skills both within and outside the organization.
Ability to perform and complete multiple tasks, working alone and as part of a team.
Detail-oriented, flexible, innovative, and good-humored, with a ³do whatever it takes² attitude.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Thorough knowledge of MS Office and Google Drive; appropriately computer savvy with social media and databases.
1-3 years¹ administrative and non-profit experience preferred.
Solid Waste Specialist
Posted: August 30, 2017
Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG, www.erg.com) has an immediate opening for a full-time, junior-level solid waste specialist. This exciting position involves supporting federal and state environmental agencies with researching solid waste policy issues, including those that pertain to municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, and hazardous waste. The position is in ERG’s Boston office, and will start as early as October 15, 2017.
The ideal candidate must have:
- One or more years of experience in municipal solid waste or relevant field of study or practice.
- Experience researching waste management issues and initiatives, such as recycling, waste reduction, composting, lifecycle analysis, and organic waste (e.g., food waste diversion).
- A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental science, environmental policy, or related field.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and analytical skills.
Additional qualifications that are desired, but not required, include familiarity with biogas recovery from municipal solid waste or wastewater and international experience in any relevant scientific field of study or practice.
To be considered for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are encouraged to respond no later than September 13, 2017. Qualified candidates who are invited to interview will be asked to submit transcripts and references. Any inquiries about this position should be sent to the email address listed above.
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You’ll learn how to analyze problems ranging from public health to consumer protection, to transportation — all while pushing for smart solutions and building the public support it takes to win.
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You’ll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about our issues and gain organizing skills.
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