Meet the Community Coaches

Lynne Sebille-White

Lynne Sebille-White

Senior Director, Career Coaching & Campus Partnerships
(Career Coach)
alicia

Alicia Joens

Senior Specialist, New Student Partnerships
(Career Coach)
  • Do you consider yourself problem-focused, thoughtful, or eco-friendly?
  • Are you interested in learning about human/environment interactions or conservation efforts that support sustainable living?
  • Does it sound like fun to conduct field work outside?
  • Could you see yourself analyzing environmental data through geologic mapping, helping to prevent environmental hazard disasters, or advocating for “going green"?

 Careers in this community focus on studying the physical aspects of the earth and applying knowledge to educate and inform on how to protect the environment and human/animal  health.

  • Aquatic Toxicologist
  • Arborist
  • Campaign Organizer
  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Community Organizer
  • Conservation Manager
  • Ecologist
  • Ecotourism Director
  • Energy Specialist
  • Environmental Analyst/Manager/Planner
  • Environmental Economist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Accountant/Marketing Assistant/Public Relations Associate
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Farmer's Market Manager
  • Field Research Coordinator

  • Forester/Forestry Technician
  • Geodatabase Analyst
  • GIS Analyst/Coordinator
  • Hydrologist
  • Land Conservation Specialist
  • Natural Resources Specialist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Museum Technician/Assistant
  • Outdoor Guide
  • Park Ranger
  • Peace Corps Member
  • Seed Collector
  • Sustainability Coordinator/Specialist
  • Urban/Regional Planners
  • Wastewater Treatment Specialist
  • Water Conservation Specialist
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Watershed Restoration Specialist
  • Wildlife Specialist
  • Wind Energy Operations/Project Manager

 

Research UI majors, minors or certificates as well as find out what you can do with a specific major  

The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net contain information on duties, education and training, pay and job outlook.

Firsthand (formerly Vault) - Select "The Library" just under home icon on left vertical navigation menu.  Click on "Guides", then select  "Other Industries" or "Energy" from drop down menu to view:

  • Vault Guide to Environmental Careers
  • Vault Guide to Environmental Science and Conservation Jobs
  • Vault Guide to Green Programs
  • Vault Guide to Park and Public Land Jobs
  • Vault Career Guide to Energy
  • Vault Guide to Utilities Jobs
  • Vault Guide to Alternative Energy Jobs and many other titles!  

Environmental Science Career Information & Options

Geography & Geoscience Skills Graph

Campus Sustainability Resources (UI Office of Sustainability)

Career Information for Undergraduates (Ecological Society of America)

Environmental Justice Guide (UI Office of Sustainability)

Sustainability within Business

Environmental Law & Policy

Geoscience

 

 

Want to put your interests to good use? Join with other students who share them. Explore opportunities for involvement or schedule an engagement advising meeting to get started.

Volunteering is another great way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!  Learn more about UI civic engagement and service programs, visit The Community Space or schedule a volunteer advising meeting to get started.

Additional Suggestions Include:

Professional Organizations are a great way to Explore, Prepare, Experience and Achieve!

Explore: Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on.

Prepare: Learn job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders.

Experience: Check out the resources; including specialized job boards, and LinkedIn groups to find mentors and job shadowing/informational interviewing opportunities. 

Achieve: Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

Environment/Conservation/Sustainability

Learn from professionals working at SWCA Environmental ConsultantsEPA law enforcement and Descartes Labs about their career path and advice for current students interested in working in environment & sustainability.

Learn About Careers from Real Life Professionals

CandidCareer.com provides an easy way to explore careers and learn about job search strategies through thousands of 1-2 minute video clips

Youth Programs Manager

Environmental Scientist

Sr. Project Manager

Handshake Postings for Environment & Sustainability

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER at Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Employer: Procter & Gamble (P&G) - Manufacturing/Engineering Expires: 07/15/2022 P&G is the largest consumer packaged goods company in the world. We have operations in over 75 countries, with 65 trusted brands that improve lives for 5 billion consumers worldwide. This brings many advantages, including the opportunity for our employees to enjoy a diverse and rewarding lifelong career filled with new and exciting challenges.We believe great ideas emerge from the creative connections that happen between our hardworking employees, and we encourage diverse, multi-functional teams to work together to generate new ideas to address challenges we face. P&G has positions available at various technical centers and plants (including Cincinnati) across the United States.We are seeking a highly motivated leader who will make a difference building the Health, Safety, and Environmental (HS&E) capability and systems while improving HS&E results. In this role you will provide Health, Safety, and Environmental leadership and support to the Mehoopany Paper Plant Procter and Gamble (P&G) site via technical mastery and site-specific coaching. This role is key to delivering the Family and Baby Care Business Units HS&E business objectives, including benchmark personnel safety / environmental results and adherence to all laws and regulations. The successful individual will build site HS&E capability to meet P&G expectations, lead various action plan focus items, and implement regulatory compliance programs.This Role Requires mastery in HSE technologies. Provides support on HSE matters for Business Unit Engineering and R&D innovation projects and initiatives, provides expert support to site HSE issues and problems, and supports HSE governance tasks. Responsible for implementing HSE technologies across the site.QualificationsBachelor or Master's degree in: Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Studies (Engineering, Health Sciences, etc.), or other related degrees and/or work experience.SKILLS/EXPERIENCES:0-3 years of experience within Health, Safety, and Environmental (Preferred)New graduate applications with above listed education will be accepted.Strong Technical Mastery - Knowledge or experience in regulatory program and compliance management, interpreting regulatory requirements including waste, air, water and developing solutions to meet those requirements.

Senior Research Analyst - Central Labs at Idaho Transportation Department

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Employer: Idaho Transportation Department Expires: 07/12/2022 Are you ready to make a difference for the citizens of Idaho while working for an award-winning state agency?  Idaho Transportation Department currently has an opportunity for a Senior Research Analyst in the Central Labs located in Boise, Idaho. This position will primarily perform statewide materials laboratory technician testing with troubleshooting of hot mix asphalt, asphalt binder, aggregates, soils and geotextiles. Responsibilities also include analyzing, interpreting, and reporting the results. The successful candidate will have experience working in an accredited laboratory performing analytical tests. Ability to read and understand technical documents such as test methods, and the skills to conduct them properly is vital to be operational in this position. Example of DutiesPerform a variety of construction testing analyses Keep current of the most up to date testing procedures, recommends changes to the test methodsGenerate asphalt pavement and asphalt test-strip design confirmations, make recommendations for approval or rejection, make recommendations on fundamental material property values used to design roadway sections or bridge foundationsResearch new test methods and test equipment for utilization in the laboratoryReceive samples from districts and contractors, maintaining chain of custody and inventory requirementsPrepare test reports, review data entry for accuracy and compliance with specification standards, interpret test results and determine trends in the dataRespond to requests for information on previous and in-progress analysesMaintain a safe and clean laboratory environmentDemonstrate procedures for observation by auditors from regulatory bodies, ensure that the Central Laboratory maintains its licensure as an AASHTO/CCRL certified laboratoryPerform regular maintenance and calibration of laboratory instruments and equipmentStatewide resource for the Department, Consultant and Contractor staffOther duties as assignedMinimum QualificationsGood knowledge of: Research methods; Principles of statistics; Sampling theory and probability theory.Experience: Writing analytical (research) reports or materials; Compiling and analyzing statistical data and drawing conclusions; Using statistical software or spreadsheet software to perform statistical analysis;Interpreting and communicating (orally and in writing) statistical material into information usable by a target audience.Preferred qualifications:Ability to lift up to 50 pounds Possession OR ability to obtain WAQTC licensurePrevious work experience in a laboratory or analytical environmentCollege degree OR coursework in chemistry, geology, physics engineering or mathematicsBonus: knowledge of Department of Transportation material test procedures

Forestry Technician at Bureau of Land Management

Monday, June 27, 2022
Employer: Bureau of Land Management - Oregon State Expires: 07/12/2022 Salary$40,262 - $58,158 per yearDutiesAssists with the preparation and implementation of prescribed fire plans, manual and mechanical hazardous fuels treatment, fire effects, and smoke and wildfire response monitoring. Conducts field surveys to determine hazardous fuel conditions. Assists in planning and conducts project assessments of hazardous wildland fuels. Enters fire behavior and fire effects into agency databases. May participate on prescribed burn projects to eliminate and record hazardous wildland fuel areas. Participates in wildland fire and safety training to establish techniques, fire suppression, and safe operation of wildland fire hand tools, while supporting suppression efforts. Assist senior staff with supervision of fuels modules. HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required. Be sure to read the HOW TO APPLY and REQUIRED DOCUMENTS Sections. You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land. Direct Deposit Required. Background Investigation Required. Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination. Failure to possess or obtain a favorable determination will result in the cancellation of the offer or will be grounds for termination. You must also pass the work capacity test for arduous positions. You must be 18 years of age or older to be assigned to a hazardous position. You must pass a pre-employment physical. Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use. May require completion of a one year probationary period. Applicants appointed to this position must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license. Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service.QualificationsSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement- please be sure to include this information in your resume. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.To qualify for the GS-06 grade level: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 is required. Examples of work experience include but are not limited to: having participated in routine aspects of inventory and monitoring for wildland fire, prescribed fire, and/or natural resource activities; participated in field resource data collection for hazardous fuels management program; and assisted in implementing specific plans for fuels treatment projects.To qualify for the GS-07 grade level: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-06 is required. Examples of work experience include but are not limited to: having performed specialized aspects of inventory and monitoring for wildland fire, prescribed fire, and/or natural resource activities; planned and directed field resource data collection for hazardous fuels management program; and assisted in developing and implementing specific plans for fuels treatment projects.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Substitution of Education for Experience:To qualify for the GS-06 and/or GS-07 grade level: Must have completed 1 full year (18 semester hours) of graduate education which is DIRECTLY related to work of the position OR an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.Selective Placement Factor(s): This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.1.) Prior on-the-line firefighting: The Department of the Interior defines wildland firefighting experience as any non-structure fire that occurs in the wildland. Wildland firefighting experience is gained through work on the fire line in containment, control, suppression or use of wildland fire. This experience can be met by serving in a temporary, seasonal, or equivalent private sector fire position for no less than 90 days. Wildland fires are categorized into two distinct types: (1) Wildfires - Unplanned ignitions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires; and (2) Prescribed Fires - Planned ignitions. This description includes only fireline experience on a Prescribed Fire; it does not include experience in the planning stages. Prescribed fire experience must be supplemented by fire suppression experience in order to be creditable as previous wildland firefighting experience. This experience must be documented in the online application or resume with specific to AND from dates (MM/YY), description of work performed, AND hours worked per week.In addition, you must have possessed all of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) incident management qualifications to be considered eligible for this position (currency not required):Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) andS-290 - Intermediate Fire BehaviorYou must meet all qualifications and selective placement factors requirements by the closing date of the announcement.This is a secondary firefighter position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). While secondary positions are not subject to the maximum entry age policy, the selectee must have prior service in a primary position and meet the transfer requirement for movement from a primary to secondary position to be eligible for special retirement coverage. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your SF-50). YOU MUST LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN A PRIMARY POSITION.Physical Demands: Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring at least average agility and dexterity.Work Environment: The work is primarily performed out-of-doors in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with vegetation, and in smoky conditions. Temperatures vary from above 100 degrees F to below freezing. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material. Personnel must adjust and cope with exposure to adverse weather elements, dust and smoke, poor sleeping and eating conditions and unpredictable sets of circumstances. The employee may be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time. The hazardous nature of the work requires that personal protective equipment be worn (boots, hardhat, gloves, flame resistant clothing, etc.). Work may require travel by fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.FACT SHEET for Fire & Law Enforcement Positions: Information on Special Retirement.EducationAdditional informationDOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify.Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: Federal Travel Regulation - GSA Bulletin FTR 18-05Tax Law Impact for PCS: Moving expenses reimbursement is a taxable benefit. However, the Federal Travel Regulation 18-05 issued by the General Services Administration has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individualCareer Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a RPL, you may be given priority consideration.The BLM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

LTE - CWD Wildlife Biologist (Dodgeville) at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - DNR

Friday, June 24, 2022
Employer: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - DNR Expires: 07/06/2022 We are dedicated to working with Wisconsinites while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.The Wisconsin DNR is hiring an LTE – CWD Wildlife Biologist located at our DNR Service Center in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.The CWD Wildlife Biologist will perform lymph node collection from harvested deer and work with cooperators around southern Wisconsin to collect samples and delivery them to the CWD processing center. This position will perform some habitat work on public lands and some pheasant stocking as time allows. The selected candidate must be able to drive a state vehicle. Candidates with three (3) or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents in the past two (2) years, or who have an OWI/DUI violation within the past year are barred from driving state vehicles.75% - CWD sample collection. Lymph node collection from harvested deer, gather samples collected by cooperators, work with cooperators to support their CWD sample collection efforts. 10% - Perform habitat work on public lands. Working to control the spread of invasive species through mechanical and chemical control methods. Implementing the habitat management plans for a given property. Some heavy equipment operation will be required.10% - Pheasant stocking. Release farm raised pheasants a onto public land for public hunting.5% - Other duties as assignedPay rate is between $15.00 - $16.00 per hour depending on experience and training.This is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position. LTE positions do not automatically lead to permanent state employment or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employees; however, these positions do offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin.  LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours per position within a twelve-month period. In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 (wi.gov) for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change. The Department of Natural Resources conducts criminal background checks on final applicants before they can be offered a position. Please note that a criminal charge or conviction on your record will not necessarily disqualify you from state employment. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. The DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.Required Qualifications: - Possess a valid Driver's License and meet the requirements to drive a state vehicle- Ability to work outside in any weather condition, as well as independently and on a team- Excellent organization and communication skillsPreferred Qualifications: - Knowledge of Chronic Wasting Disease- Knowledge of native plant communities of southern Wisconsin- Experience with basic Microsoft office programsHow to Apply:Go to: https://wj.wi.gov/6650 and click the “Apply for Job” button and follow the directions. You will be able to save your application as many times as needed and make edits up until the point you submit your application. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any updates to the application or any materials submitted.Please note that the Wiscjobs system will time you out after 30 minutes of activity, so be sure to save your work often to avoid having to re-start the application process.For any position-related questions, please feel free to contact Michael Dampf at michael.dampf@wisconsin.govIf you have any difficulty applying (for example: signing in or uploading a resume), please reach out to Wisc.Jobs Help, available Monday-Friday, 7:45am – 4:30pm – 608-267-1012 or at wiscjobs@wisconsin.gov.  Your resume and letter of qualifications are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Staff Forester (19529) at South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Friday, June 24, 2022
Employer: South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources - Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry Expires: 07/07/2022 PLEASE ATTACH THE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Job ID: 19529Agency: Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Resource Conservation and ForestryLocation: Rapid CitySalary: $26.22 to $28.09 per hour, depending on experiencePay Grade: GJClosing Date: 07/07/2022This is a full-time position with the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For more information, please visit https://danr.sd.gov/.This position is responsible for the coordination, development, and planning efforts for the Resource Conservation & Forestry Division. These include the State Forest Action Plan (FAP) and the Coordinated Plan for Natural Resources Conservation. This position is responsible for monitoring the Federal Register and keeping department staff informed on pertinent changes to federal laws and regulations that may impact forestry and conservation efforts. This position is responsible for reviewing federal management plans and environmental impact statements and develop comments on those documents. This position is responsible for representing DANR on federal forestry plan revision interdisciplinary teams and may act as the contact for cooperating agency status. This position is responsible for maintaining all of the division's accomplishment reporting databases. This position is responsible for developing special grant applications under the direction of the Division Director and State Forester. This position is responsible for writing and compiling an annual report summarizing division activities and writing other reports as needed to satisfy federal and state requirements. This position will act as the Good Neighbor Authority Program lead for DANR and will work closely with local and federal partners to accomplish timber sale duties on federal lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and 2.Normal work hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.Licenses and Certifications:The successful candidate must have a valid South Dakota driver's license or is able to obtain one soon after accepting an offer for employment. The Ideal Candidate Will Have:A Bachelor of Science degree in forestry or related natural resources management, or in a closely related field, is preferred. Experience may be substituted for education if that experience has prepared the candidate to successfully carry out the duties of this position.In addition, the ideal candidate will have:good analytical and organizational skills;good writing skills;good public speaking skills;be able understand and to communicate important elements of state and federal natural resource management plans to peers and superiors and be able to coordinate a response to those plans;experience in developing resource planning documents with the experience of working with a multitude of agencies and organizations;be able to moderate public meetings and secure public input; a working knowledge of computers with Microsoft Office Professional software and geographic information systems such as ArcGIS and/or ArcPro.Knowledge of:forestry and conservation concepts, techniques, and practices;US Forest Service planning and management efforts;US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service planning and management efforts;the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and how to provide comments on documents under NEPA;the principles of effective human relations and dealing with the public;applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations;departmental policies and procedures;basic principles and terminology of data processing; techniques of researching additional reference materials.Skill to:organize and facilitate internal and public meetings for planning.work well in public meetings and bring diverse groups to a consensus;the skills and technical knowledge to review federal plans and comment on specific actions within those documents; retrieve, analyze, interpret, and display data from Excel spreadsheets, Access databases, and geospatial databases.Ability to:make appropriate decision by applying standards and available information to specific situations;analyze cause and effect relationships in problems and develop resolutions;clearly and concisely communicate information and develop ideas in a logical sequence;favorably present and promote department priorities, services, and actions internally and externally;develop plans, policies, and define standards;monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and adjust to meet changing trends, needs, and values;establish and maintain effective working relationships;communicate effectively verbally and in writing; work independently with minimal supervision.Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach your resume.VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLEThe State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=IFJYou must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.South Dakota Bureau of Human ResourcesTelephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.ushttp://bhr.sd.gov/workforus"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Environmental Health Section Program Manager at Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Friday, June 24, 2022
Employer: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Expires: 07/07/2022 The Division of Public Health is recruiting for a Program Manager to oversee the Environmental Health Section in the Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention. Program oversight includes the Food Protection, Environmental Health, Toxicology, and Childhood Blood Lead Programs. This position will be responsible for program administration and direction of these statewide programs, including overall management, planning, evaluation, communication, coordination, grants, budgets, and personnel supervision.Responsibilities:Provide clear focus, direction and leadership for the Environmental Health Section, including health program managers and Public Health ToxicologistManage federal and state funds, including budget development, monitoring, and preparation of grant-required financial reporting Ensure coordination of federal funding application submission, reporting, and performance measurement of grants within the Section Oversee development of contracts and subgrants within the SectionSeek opportunities for cooperation, collaboration, partnership, and integration with other programs, bureaus, agencies, and initiatives Ensure program quality, integrity, and compliance with state and federal program requirementsSupport quality improvement and performance management for programs within the Section.Maximize use of program resources to support program quality and innovationEvaluate the impact of programs to improve health status of targeted populationsIdentify public health policies to address identified risks and needs of target populationsAlign policies and services with the mission of the Bureau, Division, and the DepartmentHire, train, and supervise professional and administrative environmental health staff Benefit Information:Our generous benefits package increases the total compensation of a full-time (benefits eligible) Program Manager making $32.88/hour to an estimated $45.56/hour.We offer a competitive benefits package to eligible employees which includes:excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 11 paid holidays a year paid parental leaveparticipation in PERSI - one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (the state currently contributes 11.94% of gross wages to an employee’s PERSI account)multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457basic life insurance for employee and family employee covered at one times annual salaryspouse covered at $10,000child covered at $5,000wellness programs ongoing training opportunities an opportunity for student loan forgiveness  and more!If you have previously applied for Program Manager and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.Example of DutiesProvide clear focus, direction and leadership for the Environmental Health Section, including health program managers and Public Health ToxicologistManage federal and state funds, including budget development, monitoring, and preparation of grant-required financial reporting Ensure coordination of federal funding application submission, reporting, and performance measurement of grants within the Section Oversee development of contracts and subgrants within the SectionSeek opportunities for cooperation, collaboration, partnership, and integration with other programs, bureaus, agencies, and initiatives Ensure program quality, integrity, and compliance with state and federal program requirementsSupport quality improvement and performance management for programs within the Section.Maximize use of program resources to support program quality and innovationEvaluate the impact of programs to improve health status of targeted populationsIdentify public health policies to address identified risks and needs of target populationsAlign policies and services with the mission of the Bureau, Division, and the DepartmentHire, train, and supervise professional and administrative environmental health staff Minimum QualificationsYou must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. If it is a written answer, please make sure you answer each question with enough detail to determine how you meet the requirements. Do not put see resume as your answer to written questions. Answer each written question thoroughly. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.Some knowledge of management practicesExperience managing a major program and supervising staff Supplemental InformationADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXTRA CREDIT:   Below are additional qualifications. They are not required, however, having the minimum qualifications and the education and/or experience below will increase your score. Please answer each item below with enough detail to determine you meet each requirement to receive extra credit.Knowledge of epidemiology principles and practices. Gained by undergraduate studies with an emphasis in public health epidemiology and at least one year of at least half-time experience applying epidemiology principles and practices at a professional level OR a degree in public health. Experience managing complex, multi-stream budgets. Gained by at least two years of experience managing multiple funding sources to support programmatic activities.Knowledge of state and federal food safety regulations. Gained through undergraduate education in environmental public health or safety and sanitation OR at least one year of experience working in a program that oversees food safety activities. Certification in an environmental health field.To be considered you must apply online at the link below. To learn more about this position and to apply by 07/06/22, copy and paste this link into your browser (Chrome works best):https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/idaho/jobs/3604612/program-manager-environmental-health-sectionEEO/AA/VeteranHiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

LTE - Fisheries Technician - Advanced (Bayfield) at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - DNR

Friday, June 24, 2022
Employer: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - DNR Expires: 07/15/2022 We are dedicated to working with Wisconsinites while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.The Wisconsin DNR is hiring an LTE - Fisheries Technician - Advanced located at our Les Voigt Hatchery/Brule Rearing Station in Bayfield, Wisconsin.This position functions as part of the Les Voigt hatchery / Brule rearing station work unit in the NW Hatchery Group. The Bayfield/Brule River work unit produces trout and salmon for inland and great lakes stocking. Fish culture operations within the scope of this position are under the direct supervision of the Operations Supervisor for the work unit. This position will primarily be used to maintain all aspects of fish production and early rearing at LesVoigt Hatchery. This position also requires the ability to work on research vessels for the collection of eggs on Lake Superior. This position may require a rotating work schedule that includes weekends and holidays. 50% - Spawning, Incubation, and Early Fry Rearing of salmonids- which includes cleaning of rearing tanks, sample and record egg, fry and fish sizes and condition. Maintain all rearing equipment using strict sanitary methods. 35% - Disease Control in the Hatchery- The facility follows strict sanitary and housekeeping methods at all times. Employees will participate in the disinfection of equipment and rearing vessels, administer chemical treatments to fish as directed and maintain hatchery bio-security at all times.10% - Grounds, Buildings and Equipment Maintenance.Participation in the preparation, repair and maintenance of work unit equipment. Other aspects of maintenance include painting, snow removal and janitorial work. 5% - Public Relations, Training, and Miscellaneous Activities. This position will participate in the facility outreach, tours to the public and the facilities open house event.This is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position. LTE positions do not automatically lead to permanent state employment or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employees; however, these positions do offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin.  LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours per position within a twelve-month period. In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 (wi.gov) for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change. The Department of Natural Resources conducts criminal background checks on final applicants before they can be offered a position. Please note that a criminal charge or conviction on your record will not necessarily disqualify you from state employment. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. The DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.Required Qualifications:- Possess a valid Wisconsin Drivers License- Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and public- Ability to repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds throughout the day- Ability to work flexible hours during busy times of the yearPreferred Qualifications:- Knowledge of coldwater fish culture- Experience with mowers and lawn care equipment- Ability to work well with others or aloneHow to Apply:Go to and https://wj.wi.gov/6648 click the “Apply for Job” button and follow the directions. You will be able to save your application as many times as needed and make edits up until the point you submit your application. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any updates to the application or any materials submitted.Please note that the Wiscjobs system will time you out after 30 minutes of activity, so be sure to save your work often to avoid having to re-start the application process.For any position-related questions, please feel free to contact Darren Miller at DarrenF.Miller@wisconsin.gov.If you have any difficulty applying (for example: signing in or uploading a resume), please reach out to Wisc.Jobs Help, available Monday-Friday, 7:45am – 4:30pm – 608-267-1012 or at wiscjobs@wisconsin.gov.  Your resume and letter of qualifications are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Climate Change Senior Data Analyst at Hennepin County

Friday, June 24, 2022
Employer: Hennepin County Expires: 07/07/2022 OPENING DATE: 06/23/22CLOSING DATE: 07/07/22 11:59 PM Central TimeJOB TYPE: Full-timeLOCATION: Hennepin County, MinnesotaDEPARTMENT: Public Works AdministrationTHE POSITIONThe Public Works Administration is seeking a Climate Change Senior Data Analyst that will lead the management, analysis, and visualization of data to inform the work of the Climate and Resiliency department. This position will design and execute data management systems in collaboration with the IT and Geographic Information System (GIS) departments to prioritize efforts and implement projects to mitigate the effects of climate change across vulnerable communities.Location and hours:This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site an average of 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Work hours are primarily days, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend meetings. No overnight or holiday shifts are required. This position requires travel to various locations around the county. While this position is designated as remote, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.  New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.  About the position type:This is a full-time, benefit-earning position.This position is internally classified as a Planning Analyst, Senior.Click here to view the job classification specification.Effective September 1, 2021, all new job offers are conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office, or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.      In this position, you will:  Manage, analyze, and create geospatial datasets.Update interactive web-based (GIS preferred) visualization tools and interactive online maps.Document monitoring and evaluation outcomes through ongoing online reporting.Provide data-driven risk analysis and inform the Climate and Resiliency Director on key priorities.Coordinate the data repository for the Climate and Resiliency department.Conduct statistical analysis, including descriptive statistics and potential regression modeling.Need to have:One of the following:Bachelor's degree in any field and a minimum of two courses in research methods, geographic information science, analysis, statistics, project management, planning or evaluation and 18 months or more of relevant planning analyst experience.Bachelor's degree in one of the fields listed below and one year or more of relevant planning analyst experience.Master's degree or higher in business administration, public administration, geographic information science, research methods, statistics, behavioral/social science, public health, computer science/MIS, management science, urban/city planning or a field appropriate to the area of specialization.Nice to have:  Experience:Working with geospatial data tools such as GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS or QGIS) or programming languages.Providing data-driven analysis for projects.Data visualization and analysisWorking with program planning and project management.Collaborating with cultural, spiritual, or faith-based communities on teams or projects. Writing grants, newsletter, reports, etc. Ability to:Collaborate effectively with stakeholders across departments and across business lines.Navigate technical programs and data collection and analysis in county and state systems.Utilize personal computers, software, and social media. About the department:Public Works creates healthy and livable communities through economic development, environmental stewardship and advancement of a multimodal transportation network. About 450 employees work together on a wide range of programs and projects to achieve our mission.  About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/employees. Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.

** 13 Entry Level Positions ** Plant Protection and Quarantine Officer- Numerous Locations!! at U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Employer: U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Expires: 07/06/2022 Hello and thanks for your interest in a career with USDA APHIS PPQ!Please note this is an Outreach Notice to make you aware of 13 Plant Protection and Quarantine Officer Positions. Locations are: Yuma, AZ, El Segundo, CA, Stockton, CA, Avon Park, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Orlando, FL, Baton Rouge, LA, Lake Charles, LA, Linden, NJ, Charleston, SC, Auston, TX, Norfolk, VA, Seattle, WA Please apply through USA Jobs (link provided within announcement). This is a PERMANENT Position! Positions like this include medical benefits, retirement, thrift savings plan, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Holiday Leave and more!SalarySalary is a range:Click on Salary Tables for given area https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2022/general-schedule/ Year 1 GS 7 (step 1)Year 2 GS 9 (step 1)Year 3 GS 11 (step 1)Year 4 GS 11 (step 2) etc. The vacancy announcement is open until midnight on June 30th, 2022.SummaryIf selected you will serve in a vital role to safeguard U.S. agriculture and natural resources in coordination with state officials, other agencies, industry, and colleges, as a federal liaison for plant quarantine programs. The primary work includes import exclusion, complex treatments, export activities, permitting and compliance, as well as pest detection.ResponsibilitiesThe duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.The duties may include, but are not limited to:Duties are performed at Plant Inspection Stations, International Ports of Entry, and other geographical areas within the United States.Provide specialized inspection, regulation and clearance of propagative plant material, plant products and pest diagnostic identification services at plant inspection stations and other facilities.Interpret and enforce Federal and State domestic quarantines and regulatory orders restricting the inter/intra-state movement of plants, plant products, animal byproduct and other materials.Plan, conduct, and/or supervise various treatments such as disinfection, sterilization, fumigation, cold treatment, hot water treatment, irradiation for plant and animal pests and diseases.Manage multiple program areas such as: post entry quarantine, biological control, gypsy moth, grasshopper/cricket, noxious weeds, boll weevil, or other pests.Review permits, conduct inspections, prepare and execute compliance agreements, enforce policies regarding quarantine, and identify inspection sites.Serve as accredited certifying officials regarding export certification for trade facilitation.Track the progress and submit reports regarding program operations in specific geographical area assigned.I wish you the best in all your career pursuits! Please reach out to me with any recruiting questions.Best,Tom ColarussoThomas.W.Colarusso@usda.govUSDA APHIS PPQOutreach and RecruitmentCall/ Text: 518-420-9779APHIS Career Page: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/banner/careersPlant Protection Today Newsletter: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/ppq-program-overview/plant-protection-today/plant-protection-today

Business Program Associate at Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Employer: Center for Environmental Farming Systems Expires: 07/09/2022 The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is hiring a Business Program Associate who will provide technical day-to day customer service and support of the operations of CEFS in particular, providing grant management support services to program staff. In addition, this position will stay up-to-date on program policies and procedures to effectively communicate them to clients, will problem solve as needed, and will maintain accounts and records to support reporting needs. Finally, this position will play an important role in the administration team of CEFS and will operate under the direction and supervision of the administrative lead of the organization.Many of the initiatives of CEFS are public outward facing initiatives, and this position will be expected to positively interact with outside partners.To apply, please visit jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/164608

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