Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) Environmental Management Staff – Sustainable Fisheries

During the COVID-19 national health emergency, all interviews for this position will be conducted using remote technologies (Google Meets) or via phone. All CRC Staff, including CRC Environmental Management Staffers posted at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office, are currently under mandatory telework orders. Should the start date for this position fall within the timeline identified by that order, the candidate hired for this position will also telework until it is deemed safe to physically return to CRC’s worksites. 

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires diverse, committed, passionate individuals and the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program’s Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT).    The Sustainable Fisheries GIT enhances cross-jurisdictional, ecosystem-based fisheries management in the Chesapeake Bay and uses science to inform management decisions. The GIT is comprised of the lead state fisheries managers, scientists, and key stakeholders from around the Bay to improve management and recovery of fish and shellfish species, including oysters, blue crab, menhaden, striped bass, shad, herring, and their ecosystem. This position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to improved understanding and management of Chesapeake Bay living resources. The Staffer will gain valuable experience working on science and policy issues that cross state and political boundaries and require significant stakeholder engagement. The Staffer will become familiar with the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program and the members of the Fisheries GIT and experience first-hand development and implementation of resource management policies.  

Environmental Management Staffer Responsibilities 

The staffer for this goal team should expect to engage in synthesizing complex scientific issues for use in management and policy discussions, and providing support to and participation in GIT meetings. The experiences and skills gained from the three-year appointment will be valuable to someone seeking further education or career development in the policy or scientific fields.  The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay Office located in Annapolis, Maryland. 

Desired Skills and Qualifications 

The ideal candidate for the position would have the following background and qualifications. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on natural or environmental science and/or policy (or a related area of study), emphasis on marine ecology or fishery science and/or management a plus. 
  • Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics. 
  • Ability to collaborate with a range of partners and stakeholders as part of interdisciplinary teams representing a variety of interests, in an environment meant to build consensus. 
  • Provide support by independently planning meetings, developing agendas, drafting concise meeting minutes, and tracking action items. 
  • Familiarity with using remote meeting technologies such as video conferencing (Google Meets, GoToMeeting, Adobe Connect, Webex, etc.) a plus. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.   
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.  
  • Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  
  • Interest in learning how a multi-stakeholder, governmental-environmental-management partnership sets and achieves goals through collaboration, adaptive management, and science based decision making. 
  • A will to explore your career options, passion and enthusiasm for the work and program. 

Salary and Benefits 

The annual salary is $41,648 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position. In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests. 

 Application Instructions 

Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcript [unofficial accepted] and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@chesapeake.org. Please include information concerning education and professional background as well as immediate and long-term career goals as part of your cover letter. 

 Application Due Date: June 5, 2020 

Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at www.chesapeake.org. Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at www.chesapeakebay.net.   

Chesapeake Research Consortium is committed to a diverse workforce. CRC provides equal employment opportunities and does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace. All Environmental Management Staffers must successfully complete a federal background check upon hire. 

Robinson Nature Center Environmental Educator

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Weekend work is required along with some evening hours. Work weeks will follow a Wednesday – Sunday schedule, totaling 37.5 hrs/week. Responsible for the development and implementation of environmental education programming in coordination with the Education & Technology and Program Manager.

DUTIES: Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Develops and facilitates environmental education programs for school groups, public programs,
outreach programs, group tours, scout groups, homeschoolers and summer camps
• Prepare program areas, classrooms, materials and supplies before and after programs. Keep program areas, classrooms, supplies and storage areas neat and organized.
• Helps facilitate teacher workshops that encourage outdoor learning
• Assists with the coordination of projects for interns and volunteers
• Develops community outreach materials for the general public
• Attends meetings, conferences and workshops pertinent to the management, preservation and
educational potential of the nature center
• Performs clerical duties associated with the administration of environmental education programs
• Helps care for the nature center’s collection of live animals; prior experience with animals preferred
• May be required to obtain lifeguard certification
• Learns how to operate the nature center’s digital planetarium; facilitates planetarium programs and related activities
• Assists with other duties as assigned

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: Ability to read and follow written instructions, and to work independently. Operate a motor vehicle safely, capable of using a two-way radio, phone, and pager. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions. Must possess a valid Maryland Class C driver’s license. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelors Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Wildlife Management, Environmental Education or other related field. Working knowledge of biological and ecological principles and two years of practical experience. Experience developing and leading environmental education programs for students and/or adults. Experience identifying plants, animals, insects, reptiles and amphibians, and the ability to measure habitat variables. Ability to use various computer software programs such as Word, Excel, Access, etc. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, and speak effectively before public groups or employees of the organization.

RATE OF PAY: $14.00-20.00 / hour

Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

Email resume and cover letter to Ellen Reinecke at ereinecke@howardcountymd.gov

Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum Summer Internship Program

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The Museum educator intern will work with the Curator and Assistant Curator to help strengthen the museum’s mission. Tasks completed by the intern will inspire visitors to develop an appreciation of the cultural and natural history of Ocean City, Maryland.

Internship overview: Interns will conduct public programs, and tours for youth and adults. They will assist with aquarium care and overall management of the museums living exhibits. Assist in outreach, speaking to the public and other organizations about the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum. Assist with the development of new exhibits, educational programs, and social media posts for the museum.

Education & Interpretation tasks: The Museum educator intern, will conduct public programs and tours for a wide range of age groups and demographics.

Summer Programs and Tours are as follows:

Aquarium Program: Our aquarium program covers information on native aquatic animals. Within this program, the audience will get the chance to meet and learn about our animals on exhibit. Such as our seahorses, horseshoe crab, diamondback terrapin, and various native fish. The audience will learn how to identify native wildlife and the role that each animal plays within their ecosystem.

Shark Program: This interactive program informs our visitors about sharks that migrate off the coast of Ocean City. This program talks about the significant role sharks play within our ecosystem. It also introduces biomimicry and the history of sharks.

Land Sky & Sea Program: This program takes place outside overlooking the Ocean City inlet. As visitors use binoculars looking out into the inlet our intern talks about how the island was formed, what birds fly overhead, and what animals inhabit our ocean and coastal bays.

History Tour: Our history program covers the information on the US life-Saving Service. The audience will learn about different devices used to rescue ships in distress and the positive effects that the Us Life Saving Service had on the local community.

Outreach: Interns will attend other museum events or local festivals. Using, educational tools, and flyers interns will be educating the public about the US Life Saving Station Museum.

Aquarium Care: Interns will assist with the collection of exhibit animals, under a permit issued by the DNR. Test water quality on all aquariums, assist with water changes, and overall care of aquariums.

The mission of the Ocean City Museum Society is to inspire and support the interpretation and appreciation of the cultural and natural history of Ocean City, Maryland, the Worcester County coastal region, and equally, the historical role performed by the United States Life-Saving Service, and to preserve with the subsequent mandate the 1891 structure that once served as the Ocean City Station.

FOR INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY – PLEASE CONTACT Christine Okerblom at COkerblom@oceancitymd.gov

Natural Resources Technician at Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area

Application Deadline April 22!

Technicians will assist staff with the management of non-native invasive species, especially Japanese barberry, Miscanthus, sericea lespedeza, tree-of-heaven, mile-a-minute vine, autumn olive, and bush honeysuckles. Responsibilities will require the use of herbicides and hand-held tools and equipment such as herbicide applicators.

Qualifications

Education: Completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university, 18 credit hours must be in biology, biochemistry, environmental science, forest technology, arboriculture, aquaculture, natural science, natural resources management, botany, marine biology, marine ecology, physical oceanography, ichthyology, fisheries management, wildlife management, zoology, or a natural resources management related field of study.

Experience: Two years of experience in technical biological work in the field of natural resources management.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience performing technical biological work in the field of forestry, arboriculture, wildlife, aquaculture, natural resources management, or fisheries on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional education beyond the 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university in a natural resources related field of study on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in the natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the biological science technician field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

To learn more and how to apply click here!

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)​ Summer Fellowships Available

The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is currently seeking student applicants for 5 full-time, hourly paid Sustainability Fellowships for Summer 2020. Join a dynamic, collaborative office that is developing MIT’s next generation vision of campus sustainability. Read below for descriptions of each position and an overview of the details and qualifications.

Details (for all positions):

  • Hours: Full time, 35 hours/week, 10 weeks – June though August 2020
  • Pay Range: $17-$20/hour
  • Open to: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students: Current MIT and non-MIT students

Qualifications (for all positions):

  • Strong interest and demonstrated experience in sustainability issues as they relate to urban and/or campus sustainability as well as a desire to impact the future of MIT and sustainability in higher education and beyond;
  • Excellent written, visual and oral communication skills, including presentation of complex data
  • Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated coursework in water, land, energy, materials, food systems, and/or building-related topics within the Departments of Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar.

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to mitosjobs@mit.edu  with the name of the position in the subject line.

See below for descriptions of each positions and associated qualifications.

For more information on the different positions available click here.

Migrant Clinicians Network – Undergraduate Internship

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Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) functions as a global organization working to eliminate health disparities among migrant and immigrant populations. Based in Austin, TX with four satellite offices throughout the US, MCN engages in research, develops clinical and patient education resources, advocates for immigrants and clinicians, engages outside partners, and carries out programs supporting clinical care on the frontline of migrant health to be a force for health justice.

MCN’s Salisbury, MD office is in search of interns to assist in special projects and research related to immigrant and migrant health, environmental health and environmental justice, climate change and health equity, community-based education, worker health and safety, workers’ rights, public health, and public policy

This opportunity provides interns with an introduction to a national nonprofit organization that focuses on health equity and justice for immigrants. The intern will develop an understanding of the unique environmental and occupational health risks immigrant workers and their families encounter both in the workplace and at home.

Internship activities can vary based on academic major and skills of the candidate, though interns may participate in a combination of the following activities:

· Assist in the development and evaluation of grants

· Analyze data to help improve trainings and education materials

· Research and catalog recent literature and public data related to pesticide exposure, occupational injury, community health workers and other topics related to EOH and migrant and seasonal workers.

· Assist in the distribution, marketing, and/or evaluation of patient education materials.

· Assist in the maintenance of MCN’s social media presence

· Draft brief articles for MCN’s blog

· Translate documents and e-communication to Spanish or English.

· Assist in the development of educational tools for clinicians and community health workers

· Participate in webinars and other workshops to learn about issues related to immigrant health

The intern and the supervisor will outline a set of professional and organizational goals to ensure the internship experience meets the professional and academic needs of the student.

Requirements: Must be a junior or senior in an undergraduate college or university or pursuing a graduate degree. Transportation required. Must also share a passion for MCN’s mission – to be a force for health justice– and our organizational values. Spanish language proficiency (preferred, but not required).

Contact: Prospective candidates should submit their resume and brief letter of interest to our online application portal at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3e675dd068044ca783bf683562051225.

Visit http://www.migrantclinician.org/ for more information about MCN and our current program activities.

SUMMER POSITIONS ASSATEAGUE NATIONAL SEASHORE

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Assateague Outfitters, a for profit partnership between the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and SuperFun Eco tours is seeking summer staff for their Assateague Island National Seashore Park concession operations.

The concessions include Kayak/SUP/Canoe/Bicycle rentals, guided kayak tours in the coastal bays, 2 retail stores, and an umbrella/beach chair rental on the beach.

We are seeking versatile individuals who are willing to work with rentals outside and retail inside.

Duties include:

-Provide high quality customer service

-Facilitate rentals of kayaks, canoes, bikes and SUP’s.

-Provide safety and paddling instructions for guests

– Lead and/or Sweep wildlife kayak tours

-Identifying Flora and Fauna

-Retail responsibilities including stocking, running register, answering customers’ questions, cleaning, etc.

-Applicants must be able to carry out highly physically job duties like moving equipment and paddling a kayak several miles.

-Customer service duties include interacting with park guests and promoting stewardship through interpretation of the park’s natural and cultural resources.

-Applicants should have flexible availability from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

-Must be available for preseason training, dates TBA, but will be held on a weekend in May.

Contact sandis@mdcoastalbays.org for application or more information

Maryland Coastal Bays Program/Town of Berlin – Summer Employment Opportunity

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The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) and the Town of Berlin are accepting applications from University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and Salisbury University (SU) students for a paid position during the summer of 2020 to work with the Town and its partner EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc. PBC (EA), with a primary focus on stormwater management design, monitoring and inspection activities.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

The Town of Berlin is seeking qualified applicants for a summer position with a focus on stormwater management, but significant exposure to other water quality and environmental activities. The Town is looking for highly motivated upper level undergraduates or recent graduates majoring in environmental science, environmental studies, engineering, or other related fields.

The Town and EA will be utilizing the intern to help with a range of activities which may include assisting with: stormwater engineering conceptual design tasks, calculations and evaluations; preparing reports and feasibility studies; completing field investigations and inspections of existing stormwater management and water quality systems; groundwater monitoring and compliance activities; wastewater lab testing; and all aspects of the Town’s stormwater utility. The intern will also assist in updating the Town’s application for certification with the Sustainable Maryland program and other environmental programs.

Desired Qualifications:

· Current upper level undergraduates or recent graduates in environmental science, environmental studies, environmental engineering, or other related fields.

· Basic computer skills including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

· Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD, or MicroStation or interested in learning is a plus.

· Ability to work independently as well as part of a small, dynamic team.

· Ability to work outside in a variety of conditions.

Priority will be given to applicants from UMES students in cases where eligibility and qualifications are comparable.

This position will run for 10 weeks at 40 hours a week from late May through early August. Start and end dates are flexible. This paid position is a seasonal one with an hourly wage of $11.63 and a stipend for transportation assistance and no additional benefits.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Steve Farr, Watershed Coordinator at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, at sfarr@mdcoastalbays.org. Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2020.

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Maryland Coastal Bays Program/Town of Ocean City – Summer Employment Opportunity

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The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) and the Town of Ocean City are accepting applications from University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and Salisbury University (SU) students for a paid position during the summer of 2020 to work in two areas, including assisting the Town’s Engineering Department with (1) stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) monitoring and inspection activities; and (2) implementing the Town’s Source Reduction Initiative, including the Cigarette Litter Recycling project and the Single Use Plastic Reduction Program.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

The Town of Ocean City is seeking qualified applicants for a summer position with a dual focus on stormwater management and source reduction. The Town is looking for highly motivated upper level undergraduates or recent graduates majoring in environmental science, environmental studies, engineering, or other related fields.

Stormwater Management: The Town will be utilizing the intern to help with the stormwater Best Management Practices maintenance inspections. The intern will be trained on the Town’s Stormwater and Critical Area ordinances and on the different types of BMP’s that are installed in the Town. The intern will be trained to visually inspect the systems and complete a BMP-specific inspection checklist. The intern will be utilizing the Town’s GIS resources to document and track the maintenance inspection process. They will be working with the Environmental Engineer to contact the responsible party for required maintenance and for any follow up inspections.

The intern also will be learning about the Stormwater and Critical area program by shadowing the Environmental Engineer. This is important to fully understand the depth of the program and how it benefits the community and the environment.

Source Reduction: The Town will be utilizing the intern to support continued and expanded implementation of the two-pronged Source Reduction initiative begun last year.

The Cigarette Litter Recycling component involves the promotion, placement and tracking of “Butt Hut” disposal sites with participating businesses as well as in key public locations. The intern will assist with all aspects of this effort, including recruiting and managing relationships with participating businesses and facilitating the collection and recycling of waste material.

The Single Use Plastic Reduction component involves the recruitment and management of restaurants which pledge to reduce the use of single use plastic materials (e.g., straws, utensils, to-go containers) in their food service operations and the distribution of re-usable bags to businesses as alternatives to plastic bags for their customers. The intern will assist with all aspects of this effort including managing relationships with ongoing participating businesses and the recruitment of new participants.

Desired Qualifications:

· Current upper level undergraduates or recent graduates in environmental science, environmental studies, engineering, or other related fields.

· Basic computer skills including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. GIS skills preferred but not required.

· Ability to work independently as well as part of a small, dynamic team.

· Ability to work outside in a variety of conditions.

Priority will be given to applicants from UMES students in cases where eligibility and qualifications are comparable.

This position will run for 10 weeks at 40 hours a week from late May through early August. Start and end dates are flexible. This paid position is a seasonal one with an hourly wage of $11.63 and a stipend for transportation assistance and no additional benefits.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Steve Farr, Watershed Coordinator at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, at sfarr@mdcoastalbays.org. Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2020.

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Maryland Coastal Bays Program – Summer Internship Opportunity

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The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) is accepting applications from eligible University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and Salisbury University (SU) students for a paid seasonal internship for the summer of 2020. Part of the National Estuary Program, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program is a non-profit dedicated to preserving and restoring the waters and watershed near Assateague Island and Ocean City, Maryland. Through conservation and restoration efforts in the Coastal Bays, MCBP enhances the bays’ ecological values and sustainable use for both present and future generations.

For additional information about the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, visit http://www.mdcoastalbays.org.

Environmental Internship Program

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is seeking qualified applicants from UMES and SU for a seasonal internship with a focus in environmental science. We are looking for highly motivated upper level undergraduates, recent graduates or graduate students majoring in environmental science, environmental studies, biology, or other related fields.

Primary responsibilities include assisting with watershed planning and environmental restoration projects, green infrastructure, wetland assessments, anadromous fish monitoring, and data entry and analysis. Additional responsibilities include property maintenance and native vegetation plantings, assisting with diamondback terrapin surveys, water quality monitoring, and assisting with outdoor education programs.

Desired Qualifications:

· Current upper level undergraduates, recent graduates or graduate students in environmental science, environmental studies, biology, or other related fields.

· Basic computer skills including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

· Ability to work independently as well as part of a small, dynamic team.

· Ability to work outside in a variety of conditions and able to lift 25 pounds.

Priority will be given to applicants from UMES students in cases where eligibility and qualifications are comparable.

This position will run for 10 weeks at 40 hours a week from late May through mid-August. Start and end dates are flexible. This paid position is a seasonal one with an hourly wage of $11.63 and a stipend for transportation assistance and no additional benefits.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Steve Farr, Watershed Coordinator at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, at sfarr@mdcoastalbays.org. Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2020.

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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