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October 25, 2013 – 11:23 am
The Climate Protection Action Committee is seeking 3 new members; for more information click here. The deadline to apply is October 22.
The Recycling Advisory Committee is also seeking new members; for more information click here. The deadline to apply is October 22.
October 25, 2013 – 11:13 am
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
October 4, 2013 – 11:38 am
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING INTERN – CITY OF CAMBRIDGE – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, CAMBRIDGE, MA
The selected candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks with a focus on the transportation planning in general, including the traffic calming program, bicycle/pedestrian studies, bicycle parking program, the Parking & Transportation Demand Management program and other projects as needed. In addition, the candidate will provide basic administrative support to these programs and other activities as needed in the division. To apply, please send a cover letter with a resume to: Bill Deignan, Environmental & Transportation Planning Division, Community Development Department, 344 Broadway,Cambridge, MA 02139, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 27, 2013 – 12:51 pm
We are seeking a project manager and technical expert with an understanding of the impacts of climate change on transportation and a broad understanding of risk management and transportation planning to lead extreme weather and climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategy projects for regional, state, Federal, and international clients. Our work focuses on helping our clients understand the risks of extreme weather and climate change to multimodal transportation systems and cost-effectively integrate resiliency measures (adaptation strategies) into transportation planning and decision-making processes. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of transportation planning and policy and/or civil engineering work experience with strong communication skills, project management experience, business development experience, understanding of the application of climate data to the assessment of infrastructure and operational vulnerabilities, knowledge of asset management for transportation infrastructure, understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and broad transportation planning experience. Candidates will be expected to lead or support extreme weather and climate change vulnerability and adaptation studies, as well as lead or support general transportation planning projects. Experience with disaster risk management planning is a plus. Work assignments may include project management, performing research and data analysis, facilitating stakeholder and/or technical expert dialogues and workshops, preparing and delivering presentations, and documenting findings and recommendations. This is a superb opportunity to join and work with a group of bright and dedicated professionals in a stimulating, profitable environment. Qualifications: Ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Planning, Policy, and/or Civil Engineering, with emphasis on transportation (a Bachelor’s with additional years of experience is also acceptable); evidence of strong oral and written communications skills; project management experience; ability to work with multidisciplinary teams and independently; familiarity with GIS; willingness to travel; and desire for growth. Experience working with the U.S. DOT, state DOTs, MPOs, transit agencies, and/or multilateral/regional investment banks is highly desirable. Business development skills, including proactive marketing of clients, proposal development, and presentation skills also desirable. Foreign language skills are a plus.
September 27, 2013 – 12:34 pm
The City of Cambridge is seeking candidates to fill three vacancies on the Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC), the advisory committee to the City Manager on climate change planning and implementation.
The committee, which consists of residents and representatives of the universities, the business community, and community organizations, advises the City on climate change policy and implementation.
Cambridge has been working on climate change action since 1999. A Climate Protection Plan was adopted in 2002 by the City Council with an initial target year of 2010 for greenhouse gas emission reductions. The committee is currently working on implementing new goals and objectives, identifying effective strategies, policies, and programs; and developing metrics. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and and preparing for climate change will require concerted action by the entire community, and the committee is an important element of the effort to help residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations incorporate energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other measures into their homes and work places as well as to prepare for climate change impacts.
The committee generally meets on the second Thursday of the month, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway. Any Cambridge resident or representative of a business, institution, or organization based in Cambridge who would like to work to address climate change is welcome to apply.
To apply, send a letter before October 22, 2013 describing your interest and your background to email@example.com or to John Bolduc, Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139.
September 27, 2013 – 12:21 pm
The Charles River Conservancy (CRC)seeks an individual to coordinate several important projects and programs. Learn more.
May 1, 2013 – 9:58 am
The Cambridge Community Development Department is seeking candidates for the 2013-2014 Sustainability Internship. Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Contact: John Bolduc, Environmental Planner
Address: Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 349-4628
Fax: (617) 349-4633
The Environmental and Transportation Planning Division is responsible for improving the city’s quality of life by working to protect and improve the city’s environment and create a more sustainable community through initiatives on transportation, energy, and climate change.
The divisions’ sustainability planning activities cover transportation planning and implementation, with an emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian, and transit modes; energy efficiency and renewable energy planning and implementation; climate protection and preparedness planning and implementation.
The Sustainability Intern will assist the Environmental and Transportation Planning Division staff primarily on climate protection and preparedness projects, including local energy planning. This will involve implementation of programs and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with activities in the community and municipal operations. The intern may also be called upon to assist on other environmental projects such as the review of major development projects, responses to public inquiries, and investigation and remediation of site contamination. This is a chance to work on a wide range of municipal sustainability initiatives.
Desired Skills and Interests
Ability to use various computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Knowledge and interest in the technical and policy basis of climate change, energy, air quality, and sustainability. Interest in community process and participation is also desired.
WORK-STUDY ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ARE PREFERRED, BUT NON-WORK STUDY STUDENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Starting Date: 06-01-13
Ending Date: 05/31/14 unless extended by Department
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, not including holidays summer; 10hours/week during the school year. Hours are flexible, however. A summer-only internship is not available.
May 1, 2013 – 9:45 am
Deadline: June 28, 2013
Ruby on Rails Developer, Sustainable Endowments Institute
The Billion Dollar Green Challenge, which helps colleges and universities invest in energy efficiency and resource efficiency projects on campus,has been creating a web tool called the Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS) over the past year and now has a working beta version of the tool. You can read more about GRITS here and see a video demo. The purpose of GRITS is to help colleges and other institutions manage and track their energy, financial, and carbon savings from energy efficiency projects. We are looking to add a developer that is skilled in Ruby on Rails to work with the existing beta version to build out a final platform that can be used by early September.
April 16, 2013 – 4:34 pm
theMOVE (getoutma.org) organizes farm-volunteer workdays for diverse urban groups throughout Metro Boston, to connect our participants hands-on with fresh food, and with the labor and land that sustain us. We focus most of our outreach towards low income communities, people of color, and youth. We primarily work with schools and community organizations to set up trips for their groups, but we also host occasional open sign-up trips for individual adults and families. We are seeking an energetic Educational Program Coordinator to coordinate and lead our trips this season.
The responsibilities of the position will vary, but will foremost comprise the coordination of farm-volunteer trips:
(a) match/schedule groups with appropriate farms, and plan out trips using varied transportation;
(b) facilitate workdays, oversee the work, and keep volunteers motivated and cared for (we will strive to have
two staff members on all trips; the program coordinator will oversee at least 2/3 of them);
(c) lead reflective educational activities (including pre/post sessions at groups’ program sites across Boston);
(d) administer a simple impact survey at end of trips, and tabulate data.
Additionally, the educational programs coordinator will:
(a) conduct outreach to community groups to get new audiences excited about farm-volunteering;
(b) develop reflective/educational activities for use on trips, to expand our existing curriculum;
(c) refer participants to further community engagement/education opportunities, and develop systems to do so;
(d) support fundraising and community event organizing efforts, as needed.
COMPENSATION: $16 per hour (no health/vacation benefits)
HOURS: 40 hours per week (flexible scheduling – will range 30-50 hours/week)
DURATION: May 1 to November 15
For more information and to apply, click here.
April 8, 2013 – 10:07 am
The City of Cambridge DPW department seeks a qualified individual to supervise a six-week summer youth program. The supervisor will work with a group of approximately 12 high school students to lead and coordinate educational activities to support learning and work objectives related to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in an urban setting, and to help these students develop a final project that reflects what they have learned by participating in the program. Experience working with youth (ages 14-18) in informal or experiential education setting. Demonstrated experience with group facilitation and team-building. College coursework in environmental science, urban planning, or education preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Equivalent experience may substitute for education. $20 per hour. Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest by 5pm on 5/14/13 via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.cambridgema.gov and click on Jobs. We are an AA/EEO employer.