Meet the Community Coaches

Lynne Sebille-White

Lynne Sebille-White

Senior Director, Career Coaching & Campus Partnerships
(Career Coach)
photo of Alicia Joens

Alicia Joens

Senior Specialist, New Student Partnerships
(Career Coach)
  • Do you consider yourself inquisitive, analytical, or insightful? 
  • Are you interested in learning about scientific issues or applying technical concepts to solve problems? 
  • Does it sound like fun to perform lab experiments or utilize a microscope to examine cells? 
  • Could you see yourself investigating scientific principles by collecting and analyzing data?

Careers in this community focus on designing and conducting research to improve products, processes, and ways of living.

  • Arborist
  • Astronomer
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botanist
  • Clinical Trials Manager
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Ecologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Horticulturist
  • Laboratory Manager/Director
  • Marine Biologist
  • Materials Chemist 
  • Medical Lab Science
  • Medical Science Research
  • Microbiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Pharmacology
  • Physicist
  • Product Development Research 
  • Production Scientist
  • Quality Control/Assurance
  • Science Education
  • Scientific Writer 
  • Toxicologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Zoologist

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Firsthand Occupational Database (Create a free Firsthand profile utilizing your uiowa email; then search for Guides in the search box)

  • Guide to Biology and Life Science Jobs
  • Guide to Chemistry Jobs
  • Guide to Mathematics and Physics Jobs
  • Guide to Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Jobs
  • Guide to Space Exploration Jobs

To research various UI majors, minors and certificates, visit Find Your Program.

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

Want to put your interests to good use? Join other students who share them. Discover student organizations which relate to science and research at Campus Labs Engage. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations. 

Some examples of organizations that may be of interest:

  • American Chemical Society Student Chapter
  • Biochemistry Majors Club
  • Microbiology Undergraduate Student Association
  • oSTEM@Iowa
  • Society of Physics Students
  • UI Bio
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Also consider volunteering as a way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

In addition, you can find activities and events related to your interests via After Class

Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience, and achieve your career interests and goals!

  • Explore - Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on
  • Prepare - Learn about job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders
  • Experience - Check out resources, including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to locate mentors and job shadowing/informational interview 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!

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

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Training and Development Coordinator at City of Sioux Falls

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: City of Sioux Falls Expires: 01/29/2022 THE POSITIONResponsible for planning, developing, implementing, and administering the City’s training, development and wellbeing initiatives including onboarding, engagement, wellness, internships, and recognition programming utilizing adult learning principles and best practice training methods.  QUALIFICATION STANDARDS Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, instructional design, business or public administration, or a related field, and a minimum of two (2) years’ relevant experience; or any such combination of education, experience, and training as may be acceptable to the hiring authority.Possession of a valid driver’s license is desirable.

Children's Services Supervisor at City of Springfield (MA)

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: City of Springfield (MA) Expires: 01/28/2022 Position Purpose/SummaryResponsible for overseeing the daily operation and scheduling of the Children's Room and service desk at the Central Library. Work is performed in accordance with accepted practices and procedures in the field of library science related to children's services with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment under the general direction of the Adult and Youth Information Services Manager who reviews work through observation, reports, and conferences. Supervision is exercised over select staff. Assists Manager in planning system-wide children's services goals, activities, and professional development. Essential FunctionsProvides reference service at the Central Library Children's Room in person, over the telephone, or through email or other emerging technologies.Supervises select staff, including administrative tasks such as scheduling, time management, etc.Assists Adult and Youth Services Manager in recruitment, training, professional development, counseling, evaluation, and discipline of staff.Assists Adult and Youth Information Services Manager in planning, developing, and implementing department policy, procedures, and strategies for improving delivery of system-wide children's services.Selects materials for acquisition and withdrawal from system-wide children's print and non-print collections; coordinates system-wide children's collection development work.Assists Adult and Youth Information Services Manager with oversight of system-wide children's programming and participates in delivery, promotion, and evaluation of system-wide children's programs.Creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers; works with and provides outreach to various youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations.Plans and conducts workshops to train personnel system-wide in the implementation of children's programs. Identify and recommend training opportunities for staff development and performance improvement.Acts as a liaison to various community groups and organizations; gives presentations to promote library programs and services. Represents the library to groups and at meetings related to children.Assists in writing and implementing grants as assigned; including administration of the Early Childhood Resource Center.Prepares regular narrative and statistical reports for the Adult and Youth Information Services Manager.Performs related duties as required.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesThorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions; advanced knowledge of children's services.Experience working with children, parents, caregivers and educators.Knowledge of current trends and developments in the library profession and in children's services.Experience in collection development; extensive knowledge of children's literature.Knowledge of supervisory methods, including work delegation, scheduling, evaluating performance, and maintaining morale.Ability to develop and implement programs and services to children.Ability to demonstrate vision, strategic thinking, collaboration and inclusive leadership skills.Flexibility and adaptability, problem-solving skills, and a willingness to embrace and drive change.Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills.Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association-accredited Master's of Library Science degree with advanced knowledge of reference and public service functions.Four years of relevant service in a public library, with two years' experience as a supervisor of employees preferred.

County Office Program Technician - McCook, NE at USDA Farm Service Agency, Nebraska

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Employer: USDA Farm Service Agency, Nebraska Expires: 01/26/2022 About the PositionThis position is responsible for carrying out office activities to provide technical assistance and program support so farmers and ranchers can understand and access FSA program benefits. Program Technicians help interpret and explain procedures and program regulations and forms to producers, and use various web-based software applications to maintain producer data and process automated forms. The selectee will work directly with farmers, ranchers and land owners in team office setting.QualificationsThe position can be hired for at various pay grade levels, depending on education, experience or a combination of both. Please note the annual salary listed below is for the lowest pay grade level for which this position can be hired. Starting salary can range between $28,758 to $44,740 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/630088300. 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 farm 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/630088300.

Physicist - Mid/Experienced Level at National Security Agency (NSA)

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Employer: National Security Agency (NSA) - NSA Expires: 02/01/2022 NSA is home to one of the largest and most established in-house research organizations within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), employing scientists with world-class skills in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity. We collaborate with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to advance core competencies, leverage work in overlapping disciplines, and solve some of the most challenging national security problems thought to be intractable by adversaries and commercial industry. Our scientific breakthroughs and cutting-edge solutions advance science and underpin every aspect of our signals intelligence and cybersecurity missions.NSA's Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) is seeking experienced physicists and quantum information scientists to help shape the future of quantum computing investments in the United States.LPS is a premier research organization, managed and operated by the U.S. Government, focused on developing new and innovative technologies to improve national security. Across its three - locations the University of Maryland-College Park, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland - LPS conducts and supports world-class research from foundational quantum device physics to novel architectures for high-performance computing.With a strong cadre of physicists and state-of-the-art research facilities, LPS has been at the forefront of basic and applied research in quantum information system, with an emphasis on computing for nearly a quarter century. Our mission also benefits from a strong collaborative relationship with the faculty, students, and staff of the University of Maryland. Leveraging this pool of talent and experience, LPS sponsors premier research groups, across the U.S. and around the world, to advance the state-of-the-art in qubit and supporting technologies. To learn more about LPS and our research activities, visit: https://www.lps.umd.eduAs a Physicist, and member of the LPS Quantum Computing Program Management team, you will push the frontiers of science by leveraging your expertise, ideas, and vision to:- Manage and evaluate technical problems- Identify or assist with research challenges to enhance national security- Bring together and collaborate with world-leading scientists in quantum computing across governments, industry, and academia to understand the latest state-of-the-art research; help identify future research gaps and needs; and contribute to a comprehensive "whole-of-nation" approach to quantum information science- Develop ideas into actionable research strategies and programs- Implement strategies by directing U.S. Government investments, if applicable- Advise, administer and perform scientific projects- Partner with LPS research staff to publish results- Attend conferences, workshops, and government meetings to identify future areas of investment- Advance U.S. leadership in quantum information science for the benefit of the American peopleJob SummaryAs an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including computer, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include computer design, microelectronics, radio frequency design, and systems engineering. Apply your science and engineering skills to protect the nation.QualificationsSalary Range: $84,529 - $113,362 (Full Performance)*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.With a degree in professional Engineering, entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience.With a degree in either (1) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or university or (2) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology), entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's or Doctoral degree plus 1 year of relevant experience.For all of the above degrees, if program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.**Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics.(U) Relevant experience must be performing professional engineering or physical sciences work and/or conducting academic or independent research in a technical field (e.g., mathematics, engineering, cognitive sciences and physical sciences). Experience on polymath projects (requiring multiple skills), technical publications, patent applications, and teaching are preferred.Salary Range: $103,690 - $159,286 (Senior)*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 3 years of relevant experience.Degree must be in either (1) professional Engineering, (2) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or (3) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology).For all of the above degrees, if program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.**Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics.Relevant experience must be performing professional engineering or physical sciences work and/or conducting academic or independent research in a technical field (e.g., mathematics, engineering, cognitive sciences and physical sciences). Experience on polymath projects (requiring multiple skills), technical publications, patent applications, and teaching are preferred.Salary Range: $144,128 - $172,500 (Expert)*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 10 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 6 years of relevant experience.Degree must be in either (1) professional Engineering, (2) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or (3) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology).For all of the above degrees, if program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.**Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics.Relevant experience must be performing professional engineering or physical sciences work and/or conducting academic or independent research in a technical field (e.g., mathematics, engineering, cognitive sciences and physical sciences). Experience on polymath projects (requiring multiple skills), technical publications, patent applications, and teaching are preferred.Competencies- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills- Desire to guide and influence a broad research community- Apply knowledge of mathematics, engineering, cognitive sciences, and physical sciences to analyze problems and determine technical solutions- Work effectively across several different functional areas in a fast-paced, collaborative environment- Handle and prioritize multiple assignments- Synthesize information to solve complex problemsPay, Benefits, & Work ScheduleMonday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 hrs (flexible).How to applyTo apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov.***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Additionally, the Federal Government requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated at the time of employment, subject to exceptions as required by law.Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.DCIPS DisclaimerThe National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

Hourly Librarian - Adult Services at City of Iowa City

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Employer: City of Iowa City Expires: 01/29/2022 Hourly LibrarianAdult ServicesApplication deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022Visit www.icgov.org/jobs to apply onlineOne hourly part-time positions availableSchedule: Rotating Saturdays, 10:00am – 2:00pm or 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Sundays, 12:00pm – 5:00pm Wage: $24.00 per hourJob summary:Under general direction, works at the Info Desk answering reference questions, providing reader’s advisory, promoting library resources and assisting individuals with computer and technology help. Answers transactional questions related to patron accounts, the circulation of materials and general Library services. Serves in weekend rotation. Minimum qualifications:Master’s degree or equivalent in Library and Information from an educational institution accredited from an ALA accredited program required. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Qualifications:One year of experience at a library reference desk preferred.  More information:A full job description including a listing of essential duties and responsibilities and necessary knowledge, skills and abilities is available at www.icgov.org/jobs under Job Descriptions.It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees. 

Environmental Protection Specialist Student Trainee at Federal Highway Administration

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Employer: Federal Highway Administration Expires: 01/16/2022 The Student Trainee (Environmental Protection Specialist) Pathways Intern will:Guides Federal laws, regulations, Executive Orders, and directives related to social, economic, and environmental considerations applicable to the Federal-aid Highway programProvides guidance and technical assistance to Federal Highway Administration personnel of unique environmental concerns or circumstancesAssists in updating, developing, and maintaining policy and procedures for all interdisciplinary environmental issues in transportation programsParticipates with other Federal and State environmental agencies on pertinent environmental concerns relative to highway issuesReviews and assists in processing environmental documents for Federal-aid transportation projects or actionsDemonstrates and promotes new environmental processes, procedures, techniques, and technology to the State, local agencies, and other groups.The ideal candidate for this position is a student with a background in transportation and water quality, including storm-water runoff, floodplain and storm-water management, mitigation, and understanding the National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental laws.

Pre-Employment Transition Services Specialist (Service OR Rehabilitation Specialist) at Nebraska Department of Education

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Employer: Nebraska Department of Education Expires: 01/22/2022 DescriptionThe Nebraska Department of Education is looking for two Pre-Employment Transition Services Specialists to assist students with disabilities prepare for post high school education, training, and employment through the provision of pre-employment transition services. Nebraska Department of Education employees are working from hybrid work locations. This approach includes both working in the local VR office and from a home office. Nebraska VR's hybrid work schedule is two days per week in the local VR office and three days per week from a home office. The amount of time spent working from home or in the office is subject to supervisory approval and will be discussed at the interview.Budgeted Salary Range:The salary range for this position is dependent on education.Successful candidates with a bachelor’s degree will be hired as a Service Specialist, with a salary range of $16.108 - $18.520.Successful candidates with a master’s degree will be hired as a Rehabilitation Specialist, with a salary range of $19.945 - $23.266.These ranges are based upon available budget funds. The selected candidate’s skills, abilities, education, and experience will determine the salary offer within this posted range. EEONDE is committed to advancing equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all that we do. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we encourage applications from ALL qualified candidates and assure they will receive consideration for this position regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This position is federally funded and may be governed by the Federal Hatch Act. Click here to review the Act.Examples of WorkInitiates and maintains relationships with students, parents, school and other educational entity staff to allow for development of effective job exploration, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on postsecondary training options, and instruction in self-advocacy for students with disabilities.Conducts job exploration activities; explores post-secondary training options; advises and instructs students with disabilities in informed decision making and interpersonal, educational & vocational skills; explores student strengths and self-advocacy skills related to their disability.Provides an orientation about Nebraska VR and pre-employment transition services to parents, guardians, students, community groups, referral sources, and schools. Responds to basic questions about Nebraska VR.Visits assigned high schools to meet with school staff and students with disabilities to ensure coordination of services.Develops and maintains partnerships with employers, human resources, and management to maintain effective opportunities for job exploration, work-based learning, and work opportunities for students with disabilities (Project SEARCH, Summer Transition Programs, etc.).Recommends the purchase of goods and services for students in accordance with established fiscal policies and procedures.Demonstrates commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.Possesses a valid driver’s license, travels independently, and works in a variety of settings.Maintains regular and reliable attendance.Rehabilitation Specialist Additional Functions: Including the functions above, Rehabilitation Specialists will also be responsible for the responsibilities listed below.Prepares and approves cases for client eligibility, priority groups, job goal, and plan for employment by analyzing and synthesizing medical and psychological reports, social, education, and employment information.Develops, manages, and approves Individualized Plans for Employment (IPEs), and employment outcome determinations.Conducts employment discussion and career exploration to assess client strengths and barriers, vocational interests, aptitude, skills, preference and values.Advises and instructs adults and high school age youth with disabilities in informed decision making, interpersonal, educational, and vocational skills.Other Duties and Responsibilities:Attends Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings for students with disabilities.Serves as liaison with community businesses to facilitate real life work experiences for students with disabilities.Attends person-centered planning meetings for students receiving services under title XIX of the Social Security Act.Participates in Nebraska VR and Nebraska Department of Education committees and work groups.Provides one or more of the following (1) benefit analysis, (2) Employment Success Skills (ESS) training, (3) independent living skills training.Working Conditions and Travel:Approximately 20% of work time is spent in the office. The remainder of work time is spent in the community. May be asked, within reason, to use own personal car for travel.Qualifications / RequirementsMinimum Qualifications:Service Specialist: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or bachelor’s degree in another field and a minimum of two years of work experience related to the essential functions of the position.Rehabilitation Specialist: Master’s degree with emphasis in one of the following areas: Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling and Guidance, or other related counseling programs. For statutory reasons no substitutions are allowed for this classification.Preferred Qualifications:Service Specialist: Bachelor’s degree in related field and at least one year of direct experience working with and advocating for students with significant disabilities. Experience or training providing vocational and case management services (documenting observations, writing case notes, locating resources).Rehabilitation Specialist: Master’s degree in related field and direct experience working with and advocating for students with significant disabilities. Experience or training providing vocational and case management services (documenting observations, writing case notes, locating resources).

COVID Epidemiologist II at Texas Department of State Health Services

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Employer: Texas Department of State Health Services Expires: 01/15/2022 For more information and to apply, please visit the HHSC job portal:https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=505679Under the direction of the DSHS PHR 1 Epidemiology Team Lead (Epidemiologist III), the COVID-19 Epidemiologist:• Conducts prioritized COVID-19 disease case investigations on reported confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases.• Identifies and investigates COVID-19 disease outbreaks in vulnerable populations, schools, and businesses.• Oversees investigation of assigned COVID-19 disease outbreaks, serves as lead of an outbreak investigation team consisting of case investigator(s) and data entry specialist(s), and/or administrative assistant(s).• Analyzes and summarizes COVID-19 disease outbreak data and presents technical reports and briefings to DSHS PHR 1 Administration and Incident Command.• Serves as a National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) subject matter expert, providing training and assistance to assigned outbreak response team members.• Reviews COVID-19 epidemiological datasets, performs quality assurance processes.• Participates in regional planning, development, and implementation of COVID-19 epidemiological response efforts.For more information and to apply, please visit the HHSC job portal:https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=505679

Environmental Program Manager II at North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Employer: North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality - Secretary's Office Expires: 01/31/2022 The DEQ State Energy Office Director provides oversight for the technical and administrative activities of the DEQ State Energy Office and for overseeing the State Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), the State Energy Program (SEP), and the State Utility Savings Initiative (USI). The State Energy Office applies federally funded technical assistance programs and general appropriations to provide service to state agencies, University of North Carolina system institutions, community colleges, public schools, local governments, nonprofits and industrial entities, residents, and other consumers of energy.  Key Responsibilities:  Develops and implements operational work plans to meet goals and objectives for energy policy, planning, and programs. Identifies and provides expanded energy services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, forming strategic partnerships, and formulating new program concepts.Provides leadership to a team of professionals, setting business standards, ensuring compliance, and development opportunities to meet the deliverables of the Energy Office successfully and timely. Establishes systems to monitor overall accomplishments and identifies challenges in achieving goals that include the development and implementation of process improvements that ensure program managers, supervisors and employees monitor the accuracy and quality of their sections. Prepare, administer, and monitor operating and expansion budget requests to assure compliance with operational budget directives.  The DEQ State Energy Office:The DEQ State Energy Office serves as the agent of energy planning and program development to ensure a sustainable energy future for the citizens of North Carolina. This Division provides services and technical expertise on energy efficiency, encourages the growth and development of the state's energy economy, and works to increase the use of renewable energy and alternative fuels. The USI supports energy efficiency in public buildings by assisting North Carolina governmental units manage the use and cost of electricity, water, and other utilities in their facilities. The SEP provides programs, services, and technical expertise for advancing energy efficiency, increasing alternative energy and fuel sources, providing educational opportunities for the public, state and local governments, universities, schools, and businesses, and working closely with other state agencies in responding to energy emergencies during natural disasters and supply interruptions. The WAP helps low-income North Carolinians save energy, reduce their utility bills, and stay safe in their homes. Its mission is to keep North Carolina citizens warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and safe all year long while educating the public about energy efficiency and household safety. The program's focus is on the elderly, the disabled, families with children, high energy users, and the energy burdened. Click here to learn more about the DEQ State Energy Office.   The NC Department of Environmental Quality:The primary mission of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is to provide science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North Carolinians. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina's environmental resources. The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health, and works to advance in all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina's needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state's school system. DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life. Please visit our website at the Department of Environmental Quality for more information.    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / CompetenciesThe Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review resumes in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click these links for additional information: Introduction to the Job Application and Addressing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. (Note: These links refer to Dept. of Public Safety process; this process is the same for Dept. of Environmental Quality.) To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following: Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices, and administration of a statewide energy, environmental or natural resource management program. Demonstrated experience in the planning, developing, or administering a statewide program of consultative and regulatory services.Demonstrated experience in business operational areas such as fiscal, personnel or other program areas. Demonstrated experience in leading a team of professionals.Minimum Education and Experience RequirementsBachelor's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and seven years of progressive experience in environmental work including two years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Supplemental and Contact InformationThe North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federal laws, state laws and Executive Orders.   DEQ uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to their applications.If applicants earned college credit hours but did not complete a degree program, they must attach an official transcript to each application to receive credit for this education. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status." If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by management. If you are no longer under consideration, you will receive an email notification. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact Bob Gemma at 919-707-8313 and or Robert.Gemma@ncdent.gov . For technical issues with your application, please call the GovernmentJobs.com Applicant Support Help Line at 855-524-5627.  

Public Works GIS Intern at City of Apple Valley

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Employer: City of Apple Valley Expires: 01/25/2022 City of Apple Valley is seeking a seasonal GIS Intern in the Public Works Department. General Duties: Supports the daily Geographic Information System (GIS) needs of the Public Works Department with development, maintenance and implementation of the City’s Geographic Information System. Performs tasks related to creating, updating and formatting maps and figures to meet departmental requests, including data entry and maintenance of GIS related databases.Schedule: Weekday daytime hours between 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Up to 40 hours per week for up to 5 months.Pay Range: $15.00 – $17.00 hourly Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent; currently enrolled in a post-secondary program in Cartography, GIS, Geography, Computer Science, or related field; ability to operate Geographic Information Systems; knowledge and experience with ESRI ArcGIS and Microsoft Office software; organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to perform assignments under minimal direction; ability to communicate in a courteous, positive and professional manner; and ability to meet the physical requirements of the position. Employment offers are contingent on successful result of background investigation.Preferred Qualifications: Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Cartography, GIS, Geography, Computer Science or related field; experience with, or understanding of, engineering plans and drawings; knowledge of ArcGIS Online; and advanced proficiency in GIS software.Application and Deadline: Apply online at https://tinyurl.com/34khhfju or go to www.cityofapplevalley.org and click "Jobs and Volunteering". Application deadline is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Events

Partnership for Public Service: Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
Come learn about PAID internships at the Department of Transportation and Department of Commerce for undergraduate and graduate students. Apply today: https://ourpublicservice.org/applications/future-leadership-in-public-se...

Hawkeye Experience Grant Information Session

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
The Hawkeye Experience Grant awards stipends in variable amounts for undergraduate students at the University of Iowa who are involved in applied learning experiences outside of the classroom. To learn more, attend the live virtual information session on February 2 at 2:30pm - https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98388767423 Website - https://careers.uiowa.edu/hawkeye-experience-grant

All Majors Career Fair

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
This job & internship fair will focus on recruiting students typically in ALL MAJORS! Typically around 100+ employers attend and 1000+ students attend! Visit: https://careers.uiowa.edu/all-majors-career-fair for more details!
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2022 Black in Business Series Networking Dinner

Saturday, February 26, 2022 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
The Center for Diversity & Enrichment and the Tippie College of Business present our 6th annual signature event -- the Black in Business Series Networking Dinner!  Come engage with  invited professionals, UI faculty, and students interested in business, entrepreneurship, the arts, education, engineering and non-profit work who are looking to connect with leaders in those fields. Open to all majors. The Networking Dinner was created to focus on the cultivation of our next leaders, supporting...

Virtual K-12 Educator Job Fair

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
The Virtual Educator Job Fair will allow students in the College of Education to network and meet with school districts.  Visit https://careers.uiowa.edu/educator-fair for more details!
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Hawkeye Spotlight

Carson Peters smiles for photo in front of a cherry blossom tree

Improving health care around the world

Public health grad Carson Peters uses her passion for public advocacy to address issues such as infectious diseases, gaps within the HIV care continuum, and links between medication and infection in elderly hospital patients.
UI Grad Emily Silich looks to the sky while standing in front of a massive satellite dish

Reaching for the cosmos

Graduating senior Emily Silich wants to be an astrophysicist, using her skills in instrumentation and observation to investigate a range of questions about the universe. She’s well on her way, thanks to her research opportunities as an Iowa undergraduate.
Student, Evita Woolsey sits with peer

Playing a key role in crucial research

Evita Woolsey came from California to the University of Iowa to pursue her interest in speech and hearing science. Through her involvement in an NIH-funded research project, the undergraduate is assessing children across the state and making connections with researchers on campus and beyond.