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Date: October 25, 2013 (page 2 of 5)

Environmental Analyst, UVM (VT)

Deadline: Oct. 31st, 2013

This temporary position will be working in the Solid Waste Program of the Waste Management and Prevention Division of VT DEC. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing a statewide solid waste management plan and the provisions of Act 148. A focus of the work will be on data management as it relates to waste reduction, recycling, and organics diversion. An additional area of focus will be to develop content for the Solid Waste Program webpage, and assist with webpage layout and structure for usability. Other duties include working with solid waste districts, municipalities, and others to improve solid waste management in Vermont, develop and disseminate outreach materials, and other solid waste issues.

Contact Bryn Oakleaf for more information: bryn.oakleaf@state.vt.us

Getting to Net Zero Task Force (Cambridge, MA)

Cambridge City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, seeks volunteers to serve on a new “Getting to Net Zero” Task Force.  This Committee is being created to advise the City Manager on ways to advance the goal of putting Cambridge on the trajectory towards becoming a “net zero community”, with focus on carbon emissions from building operations.  This includes reducing energy use intensity of buildings and taking advantage of opportunities to harvest energy from renewable resources. 

The Task Force will work collaboratively to examine strategies and develop recommendations that address the following topics:
·         reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment
·         improve energy efficiency and conservation in existing and new buildings
·         support renewable energy generation both on- and off- site
·         best practices to engage/educate users and influence occupant behavior
 
The City seeks individuals with high degree of experience and expertise in these topics and demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team with diverse opinions to craft consensus solutions.  The intention is to create a task force that includes subject matter experts in topics such as building design, construction and operation, development economics, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technology & policy including the concept of Renewable Energy Certificates, as well as community advocates/residents, business/property owner/developer representatives, and representatives of local universities/the Cambridge Climate Compact.  
                                                                                                                                                                                        
The Task Force will work collaboratively to develop actionable recommendations that are comprehensive, practical, and implementable and at the same time bold in their vision; these may include changes to City ordinances, zoning, policies, and other directives.  The work of the Task Force should continue to advance Cambridge’s role as a regional and national leader in addressing environmental issues. 
 
It is expected that Committee appointments will be made by City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, before the end of the year.  The group will meet at least monthly starting December 2013 and deliver final recommendations by December 2014. 
 
To apply, please send a letter by November 12, 2013 describing your interest in the study and any experience you have working on similar issues to:
Diane Squires, City Manager’s Office,
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Email:  citymanager@cambridgema.gov

Transportation Project Coordinator, UVM

Deadline: Nov. 6th, 2013

Part-time temporary position focused on FY14 grant project to “expand and integrate regional Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies”.  The overall goal is to provide education and awareness of transportation demand management (TDM) strategies, services and options to businesses, developers and property owners in the region, particularly in the proposed City Center development in South Burlington.  The coordinator will be employed and paid by CATMA.

Learn more/apply.

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Luther College (IA)

POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, with a focus on sustainability or a related area; tenure-eligible.  We invite applications from all disciplines but specifically encourage applications from graduates of economics, political science, business, or interdisciplinary programs with a social science emphasis.

Learn more.

Geo/Thermal Systems Operations Manager, Miami University (OH)

Miami University‘s Physical Facilities Department is currently seeking qualified, talented and enthusiastic candidates for several planning, architecture, engineering and construction management positions, including a Geothermal Systems Operations Manager. The Geothermal Systems Operations Manager will be directly responsible for the operation and maintenance of the geothermal and chilled water production and distribution systems on Miamis Oxford campus. This position will manage the involved personnel, annual budgets, maintenance activities, short and long term capital improvement planning, schedule of equipment operations and systems operations monitoring. The purpose of this position is to create an entity that monitors both budget and operations to provide reliable and cost efficient utility service to the university community.

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