Job Opportunities in Water and other Natural Resources in Va., Md., and D.C.; from announcements compiled Jan. 24, 2014, by Va. Water Monitoring Council

The following list of current job announcements from government agencies and non-profit organizations related to water or other natural resources was provided on January 24, 2014, by the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC).  The opportunities are in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.  Opportunities with the earliest closing dates are listed first.

Please feel free to forward this information; when forwarding, please acknowledge the VWMC.  For more information about the VWMC, please visit http://vwrrc.vt.edu/vwmc/default.asp, or contact Jane Walker at janewalk@vt.edu or (540) 231-4159.

The VWMC is able to provide these and other announcements because of grants from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Citizen Monitoring Grant Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Virginia Department of Health.  The VWMC thanks these sponsors.  The VWMC’s intern, Alexandra Thompson, organized this set of announcements.

Paid Internship Opportunity: Chesapeake Stormwater Network (CSN)Closing date: February 1, 2014 – Ellicott City, MD – Undergraduate / graduate student internship applications are being accepted for spring 2014. This is a four-month internship. To learn more, visit http://chesapeakestormwater.net/2014/01/paid-internship-announcement/. Applications are due February 1, 2014. However, CSB reviews applications on a rolling basis. Interviews will begin in January for qualified applicants with complete applications. To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter, and writing sample indicating “CSN Internship” in the subject line to watershedgal@hotmail.com.

National Science Foundation Program Director, Hydrologic Sciences, Rotator; two (2) OpeningsClosing date: February 3, 2014 — Arlington, VA — Document Number: ear20140001 — The Division of Earth Sciences has two vacant rotator positions in the Hydrologic Sciences program of the Surface Earth Processes (SEP) Section.  These are full-time positions to be filled as initially one-, temporary appointment beginning in August 2014.  These positions can be extended with the consent of both parties to 2 or 3-year appointments.  The Program Director will be responsible for (1) implementing the proposal review and evaluation process for SEP programs, (2) providing final review of proposals and recommendation of awards or declinations based on knowledge or resource availability as well as program goals and peer reviewer comments. For more information, see http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=ear20140001

Managing Editor — Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Open until filled; Position begins February 15, 2014 – Washington, DC (preferred) or other location, as negotiated – SER, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of ecological restoration, is seeking a managing editor for its journal, Restoration Ecology. Requires a Master’s Degree and 5-7 years experience. To read the full job description, visit http://jobs.ser.org/jobseeker/job/15865357/. For more information, contact me@ser.org. No phone inquiries.

On-Ship Educational Coordinators, Science Educator, & Deckhands — Living Classrooms Foundation Open until filled; positions are seasonal (March–November) – Baltimore, MD – The Foundation is a non-profit educational organization that provides hands-on, interdisciplinary learning programs for students of all ages and backgrounds. Programs range in length from one-day trips to ten-day extended land/sea expeditions in the waters of Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries as well as off the New England coast. Must possess a strong commitment to the education of all students, be motivated self-starters, function successfully as part of a team, and maintain a desire to work outdoors. Education/biology background is preferred, but the Foundation will train the right people. Driver’s license and clean driving record required. This is a physically demanding job that necessitates a certain amount of physical fitness. To learn more about the Living Classrooms Foundation, visit https://livingclassrooms.org/index.php. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Jones, Director of Shipboard Education, at lisaj@livingclassrooms.org

Environmental Educators — Green Adventure Project (seasonal: summer, fall 2014) – Charlottesville area, VA – Seeking experienced individuals to teach and lead hands-on nature and science programming in outdoor and classroom settings for groups of 15-25 children ages 5-16. Programming ranges from 1-2 hours, to full-day and multi-day expeditions. Required: experience with children, very responsible, outgoing, flexible, excellent communication skills, demonstrated interest in the environment and education. For more information, visit www.greenadventureproject.org or http://greenadventureproject.org/Green-Adventure-Project/About-Us/Employment.aspx or contact 434-293-4270.

Executive Director, Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River (FNFSR) Woodstock, VA The executive director will provide leadership, serve as the spokesperson for the FNFSR, and fundraise.  Individual needs to have strong organizational skills, creativity, and a commitment to the protection of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.  The Executive Director reports to the President (a Board officer), and works closely with the Board of Directors, program committees and volunteers to achieve collective goals. To read the full description, visit http://www.fnfsr.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1760817. If you have questions, email executive.director.applications@fnfsr.org. Applications will be treated confidentially and acknowledged promptly (please do NOT call about the status of your application). FNFSR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Part-time Congregational Outreach Coordinator, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) — Baltimore-DC-Annapolis area — 20 hours per week, salary: $15-20/hour — ICP is a faith-based organization that focuses on watershed and bay restoration issues. This position will conduct outreach programs and expand the congregational network.  IPC staff work remotely and independently, but meet regularly for face-to-face meetings.  For more information about IPC, see www.interfaithchesapeake.org, and to view the job description, see http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/ipc/pages/62/attachments/original/1389056763/Congregational_Outreach_Coord_position.pdf?1389056763.  The start date is February 2014.  

Hampton Roads Conservation Program Coordinator, Virginia Chapter, Sierra Club — Job Code: 280-13CHP – Norfolk, VA — This position organizes and implements a major conservation program, campaign or initiative such as land use management, air/water quality, wilderness management, transportation planning, wetlands, urban planning, etc.  Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.  For more information, see https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1&rid=361.

Northern Virginia Conservation Program Coordinator, Virginia Chapter, Sierra Club — Job Code: 281-13CHP – Northern Virginia — This position organizes and implements a major conservation program, campaign or initiative such as land use management, air/water quality, wilderness management, transportation planning, wetlands, urban planning, etc.  Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.  For more information, see https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1&rid=362.

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