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Hazardous Waste Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 4) at Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Employer: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Expires: 03/31/2023 https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Bend--DEQ/Hazardous-Waste-Specialist--Natural-Resource-Specialist-4-_REQ-116130Hazardous Waste Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 4) The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality strives to build and sustain an inclusive environment that embraces and values diversity. Employees at all levels of the agency work together to foster fairness, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or physical or mental disability. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed preferred qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualification. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the qualifications of this position, please contact us to discuss your application.Are you passionate about preserving, enhancing, and protecting Oregon’s environment? If so, please consider a career with the State of Oregon at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). At DEQ, employees have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and supportive team of mission-focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land, and water. Here is a video about DEQ: https://youtu.be/iP3K7JoLe1kThe Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity for a Hazardous Waste Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 4). The finalist can choose their work location: Bend, The Dalles, Klamath Falls, or Pendleton.Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality. There are 3 regions (Northwest, Western, and Eastern). This position is in Eastern Region. The Eastern Region consists of the following counties: Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler.The Regions provide the following services: compliance inspection of regulated entities; enforcement of permit requirements and administrative rules; issuance of air, water, and solid waste permits; investigation of complaints; issuance of subsurface permits in counties; response to spills or other incidents with environmental impacts; direct contact and liaison with other governmental entities, industries, and the public; and technical assistance to regulated entities and the public.The Hazardous Waste program is responsible for administering and enforcing state rules at highly complex hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) sites. The rules encompass extremely technical and complex federal regulations and technical guidance documents which include a multi-media approach overseeing RCRA cleanups at hazardous waste management sites and responding to public concerns and public complaints on toxic waste management practices. These activities and others are conducted to better serve the citizens of Oregon and to be an active leader in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, water, and land.View a map of all of the DEQ offices.What you will do!You will assist businesses and government entities with properly managing their hazardous waste as well as reducing their toxic chemical use and hazardous waste generation. You will provide technical assistance (e.g., group trainings, site visits, phone calls) on hazardous waste regulatory requirements to waste generators. You will help businesses to develop and implement toxics use reduction and hazardous waste reduction (TUHWR) plans and report their progress as required in Oregon's Toxics Use Reduction and Hazardous Waste Reduction Act. You will also work with program policy staff on program analysis, policy development, and implementation as well as a hazardous waste technical liaison to other DEQ programs, state agencies, federal agencies, and other external organizationsWhat’s in it for you!The opportunity to work in a productive and creative environment where no two days are ever the same! We offer a competitive benefits package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members, as well as paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 11 paid holidays a year. In addition, we offer membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and you have the opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). If you are passionate about Oregon's environment, apply today!This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.What are we looking for?Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, environmental engineering, environmental science, natural resources, or closely related field, AND 4 years of experience in a natural resource or environmental field (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable). At least 1 year of experience at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities.Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:Excellent project management, analytical, and organizational skills; prior regulatory experience in a project manager role, including experience planning, leading, and implementing projects and programs.Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work with diverse stakeholders and communicate effectively with staff, many sectors of the public, other natural resource agencies, and farmers; professional level presentation acumen.Experience researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, and applying pertinent laws and regulations; skill in writing clear and concise reports describing complex industries and regulatory determinations.High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access), as well as computer programs such as Google Earth and Acrobat.Proven leadership, listening and synthesis, and problem-solving skills; ability to make quick, confident decisions.Ability to operate independently and without direct supervision, particularly in identifying, contacting, and interacting businesses, governments, and other entities requiring hazardous waste technical assistance.Ability and comfort with developing and providing (in-person and virtual) technical training on hazardous waste regulations to diverse audiences.Experience developing technical materials and presentations for diverse audiences.Experience at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities.Demonstrated knowledge and experience with hazardous waste; planning, leading, and implementing a hazardous waste compliance program.Excellent verbal and written communication skills, project management skills, analytical skills, and organizational skills.Ability to communicate effectively with staff, business, many sectors of the public, and natural resource agencies; professionally communicates technical information; possesses presentation acumen.Excellent written communication skills, including skill in writing clear and concise reports as well as describing complex policy and regulatory determinations.Experience developing hazardous waste technical policy and guidance.Working Conditions: Work is performed in both an office setting and field setting. Position requires regular and extensive statewide travel. Field work includes site visits to oversee, inspect, evaluate, or conduct investigations for businesses, industries, governments, and other entities that generate hazardous waste. During field activities, there may be exposure to contaminated soil and water, fumes, airborne contaminants, pollutants, chemicals, inclement weather conditions, and fall or tripping hazards. Driving for several hours at a time will occur.How to Apply: (complete the application in full)External Applicants Click on the “Apply” button and submit your application. Click this link for the External Candidate job aid, and view this video for additional information. Internal Applicants (current State of Oregon employees): Apply through your employee Workday account. View this job aid for assistance.Helpful Tips:Be sure to attach a resume and cover letter.Allow yourself plenty of time to complete and submit the application, resume, and cover letter.Workday will timeout after 15 minutes of inactivity.This posting closes at 11:59 PM on the close date listed.Please save a copy of the job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job posting closes.Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.Workday performs best in Google Chrome.Click here for Resources and a Job Support Page. Please Note: In addition to your related work experience and education, DEQ will use the desired attributes and minimum qualifications above, under the “What are we looking for?” section to determine whom to interview. Please make sure your attributes and minimum qualifications are clearly demonstrated in your application material.Veterans Information:DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information on veterans’ preference, please visit Veterans Resources, or call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666. For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those at a later time.Pay Equity: As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with HB 2005, the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. Please visit http://www.oregon.gov/das/hr/pages/equity.aspx for more information. Please note: the salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect an additional 6.95% (6% goes to PERS and .95% covers payroll taxes). Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details.Work Authorization:DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. On the first day of employment, all hires will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. In addition, hires will have three business days from their first day of employment to present documents that establish employment authorization and identity. DEQ is an E-Verify employer and will use E-Verify to confirm that hires are authorized to work in the United States.Questions/Need Help?If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Rebecca Zanskar, Human Resources Analyst, at email@example.com or (503) 503-807-8937.Are you interested in an Informational Interview with DEQ to learn more about working at DEQ, how current DEQ employees got to where they are today, and what opportunities there may be for you at DEQ? Please go here and complete the form: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/about-us/Pages/humanresources.aspx. Please note that informational interviews are not tied to an open recruitment. If you complete the form above, you will be put in the queue to have an informational interview with a Hiring Manager from our Informational Interview Registry.About UsOregon state government is a large organization by nearly any standard. With over 40,000 employees working all over the state, in small communities and large, we are proving that government can be innovative.We work as a team, challenging ourselves to be better, faster and more efficient with taxpayer dollars.After all, when every day we are responsible for caring for the needs of a diverse population and thriving business community, we simply must have the best and brightest workforce. If you take responsibility for your actions, are passionate about helping others succeed, and have a reputation for excellence and honesty, why not make Oregon state government your next career move?Joining our team means you open the door to many possibilities. From entry level to executive, outdoor work to policy setting, we have a role for nearly every calling, expertise and background.If you’re looking at us from across the country (or beyond!), know that Oregon is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Made up of seven diverse regions, Oregon has the ocean, mountains, valleys, high desert, cities, small towns, and almost everything in between.Oregon “flies with her own wings.”Read More
USDA-ARS Post-baccalaureate Internship in Molecular Plant Pathology at USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
Monday, March 20, 2023
Employer: USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Expires: 03/31/2023 How to apply: In order to apply to any posting, you will need to make a profile account in Zintellect at https://www.zintellect.com/. Once your profile is made, you will be able to apply to postings.A complete application consists of:An applicationTranscript(s) – For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. All transcripts must be in English or include an official English translation. Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts.A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication listTwo educational or professional recommendationsAll documents must be in English or include an official English translation.Application Deadline3/31/2023 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time ZoneDescription*Applications may be reviewed on a rolling-basis and this posting could close before the deadline.ARS Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) located in Fargo, North Dakota. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency with a mission to find solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table. ARS will deliver cutting-edge, scientific tools and innovative solutions for American farmers, producers, industry, and communities to support the nourishment and well-being of all people; sustain our nation’s agroecosystems and natural resources; and ensure the economic competitiveness and excellence of our agriculture. The vision of the agency is to provide global leadership in agricultural discoveries through scientific excellence.The Edward. T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, ND is one of the largest USDA facilities in the Plains Area of the US with research ranging from animal toxicology, protecting, rearing, storing and transporting bee species for pollination of valuable crops, to developing and improving numerous agronomic crops including corn, wheat, barley, sunflower and potato. Scientists at the ETSARC conduct research in many scientific fields including, but not limited to, conventional and molecular breeding, biotechnology, molecular genetics, genomics and proteomics, plant pathology, entomology, and plant physiology. The USDA-ARS Sunflower and Plant Biology Research Unit is currently working to develop a diverse sunflower germplasm base that will improve oil quality and reduce the use of chemicals for disease and insect control. Major objectives of our research program are to improve genetic resistance of sunflower to prevalent diseases, to identify genetic loci and molecular mechanisms associated with disease resistance, and to characterize the genetic and pathogenic diversity of relevant pathogen populations.Research Project: The participant will contribute to a research project focused on molecular and physiological understanding of the interaction between cultivated sunflower and the fungal plant pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. This fungus causes disease and economic loss on many important crop plants and can cause several distinct diseases on cultivated sunflower. Specifically, the participant will contribute to research on the role of tolerance to the toxic metabolite oxalic acid, produced by S. sclerotiorum, in sunflower resistance to Sclerotinia basal stalk rot. This research opportunity is designed to provide an interested candidate with in-depth experience in carrying out laboratory and greenhouse research on plant diseases. The research project will make an important contribution to a broader effort to develop sunflower germplasm resources with improved resistance to Sclerotinia diseases.Anticipated Appointment Start Date: 2022 or early 2023. Start date is flexible and will dependon a variety of factors.Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of ARS and is contingent on the availability of funds.Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The initial stipend for this opportunity is $3,355 per month plus $563 per month towards the purchase of an individual or family health insurance plan.Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and ARS. Participants do not become employees of USDA, ARS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process, please email ORISE.ARS.Plains@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.QualificationsThe qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor's degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g., Biological Sciences, Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Plant Sciences). Degree must have been received within the past five years.Preferred skills:Knowledge in the use of common laboratory equipment (PCR thermocycler, agarose gel electrophoresis, micropipettes)Experience with sterile techniques for microbiologyAccurate record keeping and data entryGeneral knowledge of laboratory safetyExcellent attention to detailAbility to work individually and as a member of a teamMotivated to learn new skillsEligibility RequirementsCitizenship: LPR or U.S. CitizenDegree: Bachelor's Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.Reference CodeUSDA-ARS-2022-0399
Loon Monitoring and Management Member – Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge at American Conservation Experience
Monday, March 20, 2023
Employer: American Conservation Experience Expires: 03/26/2023 SummaryAmerican Conservation Experience (ACE), a non-profit conservation corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), is seeking ONE Loon Monitoring and Management Member Member to contribute to the loon monitoring and management program alongside Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge staff. For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.Start Date: April 17, 2023Estimated End Date: September 29, 2023*24 week commitment is required*Location Details/Description: Umbagog NWR; Errol, NHUmbagog NWR conserves more than 25,650 acres under Service management. In addition, the states of New Hampshire and Maine have each acquired over 1000 acres in the vicinity of Umbagog Lake. This combination of ownerships and easements protects nearly all of the Umbagog Lake shoreline in New Hampshire and significant lengths of shoreline along the Androscoggin, Magalloway, Dead Cambridge, and Rapid rivers.For more information regarding the Umbagog NWR, please visit their website at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/umbagog/ Position Overview: During this term, the ACE member will work on meaningful conservation projects to support loon populations. This position requires a flexible schedule that takes full advantage of desirable field conditions, with field work occurring at dawn and dusk, and during weekends.The member will provide support and assistance under the guidance and direction of FWS staff to:Follow a standardized protocol to implement the loon monitoring program at Lake Umbagog. Perform on-the-ground inventories and monitoring of loons, analyzes the data and reports the findings; prepares preliminary analysis of impacts on wildlife for inclusion in environmental documents.Conduct loon monitoring surveys and managing seasonal closures around sensitive nesting sites, managing data, and preparing an annual summary report. Collect data on: loon territory occupancy, threats to productivity and survivorship, and causes of nest failure. Enter and retrieve data from automated databases for a variety of projects.Operate boat operation and require the successful completion of the Dept. of the Interior’s Motorboat Operator’s Certification Course.Attend trainings, meetings, and any other miscellaneous duties as assigned and interact respectfully and professionally with the public while performing field work.This position is physically demanding as it is primarily performed in the backcountry and in harsh outside environments. Fieldwork and data collection will require the ability of interns to work as a group and individually, often walking long distances during all types of weather conditions, and over uneven terrain.This individual placement is meant to facilitate personal growth and professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with agency professionals. This could include gaining experience in a variety of conservation fields and/or shadowing different work groups.Schedule: Duties will primarily be carried out primarily Monday thru Friday between the hours of 6:00am to 2:30pm. Bi-weekly totals should not exceed 80 hours. A flexible work schedule will be required, and will involve work performed outside of normal work hours including on weekends and/or holidays, and early mornings and/or late evenings. Time off may be granted and requests should be directed to ACE and the FWS for approval.Position BenefitsLiving Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute approximately 40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $440/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a federal hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility, or view general information online: https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements. Housing: ACE members will be accommodated in provided agency housing at no cost for the duration of the term. When residing in FWS provided-housing or on FWS lands, strict adherence to site specific policies and/or regulations is required. Gear Reimbursement: ACE members will have up to $200 to spend on eligible gear purchases. Eligible gear for this position includes boots, socks, pants, etc., and must be approved by ACE staff prior to purchase. Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support. Specific training may include interpretive programming, effective community engagement skills, and volunteer management. Professional development opportunities such as cross training days with other divisions and staff, attending online training and in-person workshops are encouraged.Qualifications Required:Members must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required by U.S. government contractsWilling and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. At a minimum must be able to successfully complete the Dept. of the Interior Motorboat Operator's Certification CourseAbility to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).Willing to undergo and must pass the required three-part criminal history check.Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.ACE Members will need to complete bi-weekly timesheets, beginning of term feedback forms, end of term evaluations and for longer terms, a mid-term evaluation. To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website: https://www.usaconservation.org/epic/#eligibility-requirements. Preferred:Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a minimum of an associate's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as natural resources, biology, ecology or a related subject.Prior nest searching experienceCurrent Dept. of the Interior Motorboat Operator's CertificatePhysical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions:Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, walking, hiking, carrying, using hands to handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, talking and hearing. Manual dexterity required for use of various tools, computer keyboard/mouse and other office equipment. Required to stoop, kneel, climb stairs, and/or crouch. Ability to hike over rough terrain, and camp overnight under field conditions.Vision Requirements: Requires close, distance, peripheral and depth perception vision as well as the ability to focus. Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Frequently moves up to 25 lbs., ability to move up to 50 pounds.Environmental: Outdoor work environment conditions can change frequently; working under adverse weather conditions and in various climates. Indoor work includes office environment conditions; indoor air quality is good and temperature is controlled.Noise Environment: Moderate noise is to be expected such as in a business office with equipment and light traffic, or outside such as wildlife and effects from weather.Travel: This position may require domestic travel.Environmental Conditions/Hazards: The ACE member(s) may encounter environmental conditions/hazards including extreme heat or cold, rocky terrain, swamp or wetland conditions, biting insects, and potentially dangerous wildlife. The member is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow staff/members or resources.Vehicle and Equipment Use/Safety: If a vehicle is required for the accomplishment of the duties, one will be provided by the FWS or ACE. Any tools required for the accomplishment of the duties will be provided by the FWS. Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), typically provided by the FWS and/or ACE, will be mandatory for any activity that requires it. Strict adherence to FWS and ACE equipment training, certification and safety protocols is required. To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/936158.html Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time.EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
County Office Farm Loan Program Technician - North Platte, NE at USDA Farm Service Agency, Nebraska
Monday, March 20, 2023
Employer: USDA Farm Service Agency, Nebraska Expires: 03/31/2023 About the PositionUSDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska is seeking to fill a full-time Farm Loan Program Technician position. The farm loan program technician position is located at the Lincoln County FSA office in North Platte.The selectee for the Farm Loan Program Technician position will be responsible for carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to loan processing and servicing and other duties. Basic requirements for this position includes general office clerical work, record keeping, computer ability, organizational skills and good public relations skills. The selectee will utilize various types of computer systems to maintain producer data and process loan program forms and information. The selectee will work directly with farmers, ranchers and land owners as part of an office team approach.QualificationsThe position can be hired for at various grade levels, depending on education, experience or a combination of both. Please note the annual salary listed below is a range, with a starting salary between $37,696 and $46,696 depending on education/experience or a combination of both. To review details regarding the grades and qualification requirements for each, visit the position posting at: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/713486000. Additional Details During the online application process, you will be asked to address the following items:1. Describe your ability to communicate orally being sure to include specific examples.2. Describe your ability to communicate in writing being sure to include specific examples.3. Describe your ability to identify and resolve problems. Be sure to include specific examples explaining the situation you encountered, the action you took, and the resolution you achieved.4. Describe your knowledge of FSA programs and practices including details regarding how you obtained this knowledge.5. Describe your skill in using computers being sure to include software you are proficient with, specific tasks performed, and how or where you obtained these skills.6. Describe your customer service skills, and provide specific examples regarding various situations where you have utilized these skills. How to Apply Apply via the USAJobs website online application with resume and supporting documentation (visit website for more details). Learn more by reading the entire description on the USAJobs website: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/713486000.
Summer Internship - Geology/Engineering/ Environmental Science at NYC Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation
Friday, March 17, 2023
Employer: NYC Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation Expires: 03/25/2023 About the Role:The intern will report to project managers and learn about environmental contamination and cleanup, land development, soil management, and NYC and NYS environmental regulations. Interns conduct research, draft documents, and attend meetings regarding environmental cleanup projects. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of environmental sciences, geology, and/or engineering and a desire to learn about urban contaminants and remediation. Examples of intern responsibilities include:Assist with technical review of NYC cleanup projects and project documentationAttend consultant meetings to gain understanding of the remediation industryResearch regulatory guidance, soil disposal, funding sources, and historical OER remediation projectsAssist with OER’s community-focused initiatives (e.g. providing topsoil to community gardens)Research OER Cleanup Projects and update information in project management databaseUse OER’s SPEED environmental mapping and search tool to produce maps and gather informationWork with the NYC Brownfield Partnership and its educational programsQualifications:Demonstrated college coursework or work experience in: environmental or brownfield investigation/ remediation, geology, hydrogeology, civil engineering, environmental engineering, or chemical engineering;Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently;Demonstrated analytical, time management, and leadership skills;Proficiency with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);Interest in economic development, real estate, urban planning, and government preferred;Experience with GIS software and/or open source mapping applications (e.g. Google Earth) (preferred);Experience with MS Access; HTML; Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and InDesign (preferred);Candidates must be an enrolled and registered student accumulating credits toward matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school.Salary: Undergraduate College Students: $15.75 per hourGraduate Students: $17 per hour
Laboratory Technician at Nittobo America Inc.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Employer: Nittobo America Inc. Expires: 03/31/2023 POSITION Sr. Laboratory TechnicianDEPARTMENT ManufacturingCOMPANY OVERVIEW Nittobo America Inc. was established in 1986. Our primary emphasis is the manufacturing and supply of antisera and calibrators in bulk quantities as raw material to immunodiagnostic assay manufacturers. We are ISO Certified (9001:2015).COMPANY PHILOSOPHY The people in the Nittobo Group, with regard to all corporate activities and business development, contribute to the succession of our precious global environment for the next generations, with sustainable development and by providing eco-friendly products and services.COMPANY MISSION STATEMENT To manufacture diagnostic products that create consistent value for our customers and contribute to a healthy and comfortable lifestyle; we will do this by managing our business with integrity, the highest ethical standards, and in a socially responsible manner.EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY Nittobo America Inc. values its employees. We offer competitive wages and an exceptionally strong benefits package including; 401k with match, medical, dental, vision, life insurances, short term disability, long term disability, flex spending accounts, paid holidays, a generous PTO program, education assistance, a wellness program, and an annual incentive pay program.POSITION SUMMARYPerforms all phases of antisera and calibrator production and testing, under moderate supervision. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with Biology/Chemistry Lab experience who can effectively collaborate with a production lab team, as well as complete individual projects.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSPerforms all activities associated with production of bulk antisera and related products in accordance with manufacturing procedures and with limited supervision.Records test results in notebook and writes test results describing procedures used.Sets up, adjusts, and operates laboratory equipment and instruments involved in processing antisera including assays, diafiltration, and chromatography.Pools batches for testing as necessary and evaluates antisera in accordance with manufacturing procedures by performing the following tests: RID, IEP and Becker Titer.Compounds buffers according to procedures.Participates in special projects as required.POSITION REQUIREMENTSThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to be successful in this position:An Associate’s degree in biology or relevant life sciences required, Bachelor’s degree preferred, and 1-3 years of previous related laboratory work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Requires basic lab skills to perform a variety of laboratory procedures and techniques including pipetting, chromatography, centrifuging, filling, filtering, electrophoresis, etc.Requires proficiency in commonly used software programs for word processing, spreadsheets, and data bases, and the ability to maintain complete, clear, concise scientific records.Requires good written and verbal communication skills.Requires the ability to follow established procedures, work with limited supervision and to plan work activities from general directions.At Nittobo America Inc. we promote a work environment which makes the most of people's individuality. We respect the individual potential of each of our employees. Facilitated by teamwork, we aim to become a more powerful corporate entity, based on freedom of expression and the robust exchange of ideas.Job Type: Full-timePay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hourBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offParental leaveRetirement planTuition reimbursementVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftMonday to FridaySupplemental pay types:Bonus payCOVID-19 considerations:Nittobo America follows CDC COVID GuidelinesAbility to commute/relocate:Ames, IA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience:Laboratory: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location
Utility Operator I (Water Plant) at City of Eau Claire
Friday, March 17, 2023
Employer: City of Eau Claire Expires: 03/29/2023 Do you want to provide safe, clean drinking water for our community? Work to maintain this critical service for our residents by becoming a Utility Operator I at the Water Plant! We are currently accepting applications for this position in the Utilities division of the Community Services Department. Duties include: operating and maintaining machinery and equipment at the water treatment facility; working with wells, water towers, reservoirs, and pumping stations; and more! Candidates must have a High School diploma or equivalent (GED, etc.); possess or obtain (within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license; be available to work a variety of different shifts including weekends, nights, holidays, and overtime; have working knowledge of equipment used in the operation of pump installations and treatment plants, hydraulics, and electricity; and the ability to read and interpret measuring instruments, keep records, and conduct chemical analysis of water. An Associate’s Degree in a related field and/or State of Wisconsin DNR certification as a Municipal Water Supply Operator and a valid Class B CDL with no air brake restrictions is preferred. Work Schedule: The Water Plant is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Operators work a 12-hour rotating shift. For additional details, see the sample work schedule at the link here: https://www.eauclairewi.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/41272/638109357913230000 Wage Range: $25.28 to $29.46 per hour, plus excellent fringe benefits. Application Deadline: March 28, 2023. Application, complete job description, and sample work schedule available at www.eauclairewi.gov/jobs. Interviews expected to take place Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Candidates will be notified via email if selected to interview.Equal Opportunity Employer.Recruitment Snapshot: https://www.eauclairewi.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/41656
Manager, Sanctuary Cafe at Farm Sanctuary
Friday, March 17, 2023
Employer: Farm Sanctuary Expires: 03/31/2023 Manager, Sanctuary CafeWatkins Glen, NYSummary: The Manager of the Sanctuary Cafe is an essential member of the Sanctuary Experience management team who provides onsite operational management and oversight of the Cafe and Kitchen at Farm Sanctuary’s flagship New York Sanctuary in the Finger Lakes region. To excel in this role, the ideal candidate should have experience managing a kitchen and cafe, possess excellent time management and communication skills, and be customer-oriented and solution-driven.Responsibilities:Develops recipes and assists with menu creation and pricingPrepares food for the Bed & Breakfast programOversees and manages food preparation, inventory, and purchasesPlans, organizes, and monitors controls to maintain high standards for food quality, presentation, and serviceEnsures cafe and staff comply with food safety regulationsCollaborates with the Senior Director, Sanctuary Experience on administrative tasks including budgeting, reporting, record-keeping, and schedulingEnsures that all kitchen equipment is maintained at all timesAssists with the development of Kitchen and Cafe standard operating procedures (in accordance with NYS health guidelines)Trains staff on equipment usage, food safety, and cleaning proceduresCollaborates with the Senior Director, Sanctuary Experience and Events team with developing onsite and virtual workshops (i.e. cooking classes, health and nutrition webinars, etc.) and venue programmingPartner and support Events team with menu selection and food preparation for onsite eventsPartners with the Senior Director, Sanctuary Experience with Cafe expansion planning for 2024Preferred Qualifications:A minimum of 2 years of experience managing a kitchen and cafeA minimum of 4 years of vegan cooking experience in positions with increasing responsibility including line cooking and prep workGood time management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlinesStrong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with co-workers, promoting a positive and supportive team environmentCustomer-oriented with exceptional communication skills, ensuring excellent service and satisfaction for guestsHighly detail-oriented, with a keen eye for quality and presentation, and the ability to maintain accurate records and documentationStrong management skills, including planning, organization, and delegation, and the ability to lead and motivate a team towards achieving common goalsSolution-driven, with the ability to think creatively, identify problems, and develop effective solutionsAlignment with Farm Sanctuary’s values of compassion, understanding, integrity, transformation, and freedom. Familiarity, commitment to, and experience with the practice of equity and social justice, and the principles embedded in Farm Sanctuary’s missionSuccessful applicants may not meet all of the qualifications. We encourage you to apply, even if you have a unique or non-traditional background. Job Specifications:Terms of employment: Regular, exempt, full-timeReports to: Senior Director, Sanctuary ExperienceDirect reports: Seasonal Cafe StaffLocation: Watkins Glen, NYPay: $57,000-64,000, commensurate with experienceTravel: NoneBenefits: Competitive benefits package, including 14 paid holidays; generous paid time off; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; 403(b) plan; flexible spending accounts; long-term disability insurance; free access to the CALM meditation app; and access to the Nivati wellness platformOur Process:30-minute phone interview with a member of our Recruiting team45-minute video interview with two members of the Events team60-minute video interview with two members of the Sanctuary Experience teamJob offerFarm Sanctuary is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or age.The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.Any photos or videos taken in the scope of employment and/or related to Farm Sanctuary are considered work product and intellectual property of Farm Sanctuary.
Geologist 2 at Iowa Department of Transportation
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Employer: Iowa Department of Transportation Expires: 03/27/2023 Salary $51,625.60 - $78,249.60 AnnuallyLocation Ames - 50010 - Story County, IAJob TypeFull-timeAgency645 Iowa Department of TransportationJob Number23-03095Closing3/26/2023 11:59 PM CentralLinkedIn Tag#LI-POSTPoint of ContactJeff DeVries, Jeff.DeVries@iowadot.usDESCRIPTIONBENEFITSQUESTIONSJob DescriptionAs the Geologist 2, you will be an essential member of the Construction and Materials Bureau and will help maintain the quality assurance program for aggregates used in highway and bridge construction. Our Mission - Making Lives Better Through Transportation. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the IDOT’s Core Values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception What we are looking for:Commitment to excellence. Collaborative teammates. Proactive problem solver with strong attention to detail. Motivated, friendly, inclusive and get-it-done attitude. Embrace and encourage a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and changes. Professional positive attitude. What you’ll do:In this position, you will advise aggregate producers, construction and materials staff on the intent of applicable codes, standards, and specifications for materials used in the construction and maintenance of highways. You will also direct the technicians on the standard principles, methods, procedures, and policies related to the sampling, inspection, and/or testing of materials used. This Geologist 2 will direct and operate basic scientific tests to determine the physical properties of materials used in highway construction and maintenance projects. You will operate X-ray fluorenes and X-ray powder diffraction test equipment. You will need to explain the use of equipment and procedures used by material produces to aggregate producers, construction and materials staff. You will also be responsible to store aggregate records as well as communicate data or observations accurately and legibly. This Geologist 2 will Perform field work at quarries and gravel pits in assigned District and assist Staff Geologists in their assigned Districts when needed. Assess proper ledge control of approved quarry beds for material usage. Obtain representative samples for physical and chemical analysis for problem solving. Write final report and make recommendations to resolve issues and problems. Update old geologic sections or construct new geologic sections for quarries. Consult with Staff Geologists to determine individual bedding breaks within the quarry. Accurately measure individual beds in quarry using laser range finder. Conduct PCC pavement service history evaluations. Compile pavement history files for locations of aggregate sources being evaluated. Physically inspect and evaluate aggregate sources on PCC pavements. Identify locations for drilling cores from pavement for further examination. Conduct field work evaluations on Revetment Stone performance.Requirements:Occasionally (1-33% of the time) lifts/lowers, carries and push/pull various amounts of force within the “heavy work” as defined by the US Department of Labor; team lift, or mechanical assist recommended for weights over 75 pounds. Related work examples: 70-pound bag of aggregate, 60-pound asphalt hot box, 118-pound beam breaker, and 80-pound concrete beam in mold, etc.What we offer YOU: Competitive pay and benefits package including health, dental, flexible spending, and life insurance Insurance benefits start first of the month following 30 days of employment - Monthly insurance premium (Iowa Choice*):Single: $54/mo. employee share; $715/mo. state shareFamily: $180/mo. employee share; $1,624.00/mo. state share*Other insurance options are available. Please review HERE.Opportunities for professional growth and development Paid time off effective immediately (biweekly vacation, separate sick leave, accruals rollover on a yearly basis, and 9 paid holidays per year)Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package with employer match Optional 401A plan with employer contributionsEmployee Discount Programs from variety of vendors (vision, cellular, fitness, recreation, season passes, travel, counseling; legal, financial)If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org Reasonable accommodation such as: interpreter, translator, written materials, modified equipment / devices, ADA access, etc. This does not include scheduling needs. Minimum Qualification RequirementsGraduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in geology, physical geography, or a closely related geological science;ORgraduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in a natural science, computer science, math or engineering field and two years of full-time professional experience in an earth science related position including groundwater, soils, environmental geology, geographic information systems or other related earth science specialty.For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)
Conservation Specialist - Agronomy at Rock County, Wisconsin
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Employer: Rock County, Wisconsin Expires: 03/31/2023 Position Summary and Job DutiesPerforms entry to mid-level work related to the coordination and implementation of County, Federal, and State Soil and Water Conservation programs. Specifically, the position will provide support landowners, producers, agriculture professionals and other interested parties with soil health conservation programming including nutrient management plan implementation in Rock County.85% Coordination and implementation of County, Federal and State Soil and Water Conservation programs:Primary administrator and contact for the Departments' Nutrient Management Program, including but not limited; reviewing and verifying nutrient management plans submitted to the Department for the Farmland Preservation Program, Land and Water Conservation Program Cost Sharing, Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Program and current USDA-NRCS Programs. Coordinates and participates in the annual Nutrient Management Training workshops conducted in cooperation with Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection. Maintains accurate database of nutrient management plan information in the county. Network with farmers and other agronomy professionals to provide information and education on practices, equipment, and programs available to reduce soil erosion and runoff and improve overall soil health on their farms. This also includes providing continued training and support for the implementation of nutrient management plans.Analyze and interpret soil test data to help farmers meet both production and soil health goals on their farm. Analyze and provide available SNAP+ information to LCD staff for conservation and program planning. This includes assistance with analyzing and reporting soil loss and nutrient reduction information, preparing field maps and acreages of practices, and providing relevant information for preparation of cost share agreements. Provide technical and outreach support to LCD staff for the successful implementation of soil health and water quality programming in the county. Assist in coordination of field days and educational events to provide information about soil health conservation practices, techniques, and equipment.Maintains, through applicable training, a high level of technical knowledge and skills necessary for the effective promotion of soil health practices including nutrient management plan implementation. Assist with the design of conservation practices and construction plans. Performs other tasks as required.10%- Provide staff support to Producer Led Watershed Groups in Rock County.5%- Assist with the design of conservation practices and construction plans Success Factors (KSA's)Knowledge of current principles and practices of natural resource management. Thorough knowledge of and the ability to apply principles of soil health systems and methods, cropland conservation practices and nutrient management planning that are effective in improving soil health and water quality while maintaining economic sustainability for farm operations. This includes knowledge to set-up and operate various planting and tillage equipment, interpretation of soil test reports, and nutrient and pest management methods and application. Knowledge of weed identification, control and herbicide application regulations is desirable. Proficient in using computer software such as Microsoft Office suite, USDA- NRCS RUSLE2, Wisconsin's nutrient management planning software SnapPlus including SnapMaps. Some knowledge of GIS software such as ESRI ArcMap and other web-based GIS software is desirable. Some knowledge of database management software is also desirable. Ability to interpret aerial photography and soils maps using Wisconsin SnapMaps and otherweb based GIS applications.Strong written, verbal, and listening communication skills. This includes effective communication to assist in the set up and operation of various planting and tillage equipment used for soil health practices.Knowledge of programs and responsibilities of the Land Conservation Department as well as other conservation program partners such as WI Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, WI Dept. of Natural Resources, and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.Ability to maintain effective and positive working relationships with farmers and landowners, agriculture professionals, and other LWCD program partners and staff. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate information, records and reports.Job Requirements, Education, Training & ExperiencePossess a B.S. or Associate Degree in Natural Resource Management, Agronomy, Soil Science or a related field of study; or a combination of training and direct experience that would place the individual at an equivalent level. Possess a minimum of two years experience in an Agronomy or Farming related position with knowledge of conservation tillage, residue management, cover crops and nutrient and pest management. Possession of or the ability to attain appropriate Agronomic certification (CCA, ARCPACS,or NAICC). Attaining certification within 1 year is required. In evaluating candidates for this position, the County may consider a combination of education, training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and working conditions)
Environment and Sustainability Career Trek - Dubuque, IA
Friday, March 24, 2023 7:30am to 4:30pm
We are hitting the road and traveling to Dubuque, Iowa, for a full day of visits with organizations that value sustainability! Visits include the Mississippi River Museum, Sustainable Dubuque, and Eagle Point Solar. Lunch and transportation are provided! Agenda: 7:30 a.m.: Depart from Lot 9 7:30-9:15 a.m.: Travel to Dubuque 9:15-10:30 a.m.: Visit with Mississippi River Museum; Location: 350 E. Third St., Dubuque, Iowa 52001 10:30-10:45 a.m.: Travel time 10:45 a.m.-noon: City of Dubuque...
Pro Football Hall of Fame "Before the Snap" ft. Alex Farkas
Friday, March 24, 2023 11:00am to 12:00pm
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is proud to offer a series for learners in high school, college and beyond! “Before the Snap” gives an insight to professional careers in and around the NFL, while giving the live viewing audience the opportunity to interact with an industry expert. Our special guest is Alex Farkas, the Lead Producer in Creative Branding for the Los Angeles Chargers. We will be streaming the program LIVE on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s YouTube page and will take questions from...
Virtual All Majors Career Fair
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 1:00pm to 4:00pm
This fair will focus on recruiting students pursuing any and all majors! All students are invited to attend! There will be a variety of industries of employers represented. Visit: https://careers.uiowa.edu/virtual-career-fair for more details.
Information Session - Internships & Scholarships with CIA
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 4:00pm to 5:00pm
* No RSVP needed. Contact Joanna Halsch (Joannaemail@example.com) with any questions. Come join CIA Representatives to learn about the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency and the variety of undergraduate and graduate internship opportunities available. The presentation will include details about application processes and suggestions for making yourself competitive for employment, including tips for writing cover letters and résumés, and preparing for an interview with CIA. All...
Information Session - Careers with the Central Intelligence Agency
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 6:30pm to 7:30pm
*No RSVP required. Please contact Joanna Halsch in career services with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). Explore what a career with the Central Intelligence Agency might look like for you! With over 150 different occupations, you may be surprised at the traditional and nontraditional ways you can put your degree and personal experiences to use in an exciting career in national security. CIA representatives will share an overview of the Agency's mission and explore the many roles...