Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ISGS Visiting Environmental Assessments Specialist


Emerald Dragonfly Research


Special Topics Course: Waterworlds

Waterworlds (ILAS 399 / ENVS 450)
This course explores water in two senses.  First, we look at water as a window into social worlds, using cross-cultural case studies. Though water has the same material properties around the world, people have developed myriad customs, tools, and ideologies for encountering, appreciating, and controlling it. Second, water is a resource under threat, and we will use this cross-cultural investigation to think more creatively about solutions to water scarcity, pollution, and unjust distribution. Seminar-style course includes interdisciplinary readings, films, and field trip(s).


Monday, March 24, 2014

Use of Remote Sensing for Mapping the Karst Regions of Illinois


Full Time job: INTERPRETIVE SERVICES ASSISTANT MANAGER

TITLE:                                          INTERPRETIVE SERVICES ASSISTANT MANAGER


TYPE:                                           Full-Time Permanent / 40 hours per Week

DIVISION:                                 Interpretive Services

DEPARTMENT:                       Guest Recreation                    

REPORTS TO:                          Interpretive Services Manager
CLOSING DATE:                      APRIL 6, 2014

POSITION SUMMARY
The Interpretive Services Assistant Manager supports the Interpretive Services department in ensuring high quality interpretive programming for DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite.  S/he acts as a catalyst in creating opportunities for visitors to form their own intellectual and emotional connections with the meanings and significance of Yosemite.  S/he is responsible for supervising seasonal naturalist staff, overseeing all aspects of public programming, interpretive training, department scheduling, and offering interpretive programs. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
·       Responsible for all aspects of managing the naturalist staff and interns, including hiring, supervision, training and coaching.
·       Oversee all aspects of public programming, including new program development, logistics, ticketing, and park newspaper submissions.
·       Develop and conduct interpretive training for Interpretive Services, other DNC departments, NPS and park
·       partner staff.
·       Maintain department calendars and schedules and disseminate through weekly program listings, tour desks, and the DNC website. Collaborate with other DNC departments, NPS and other park partners for program and event scheduling. 
·       Plan, create and execute thematic programs while encouraging active learning, critical thinking and stewardship.
·       Responsible for other duties as assigned, such as administrative tasks, special projects, and special event planning for Yosemite.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
·       Baccalaureate Degree in Interpretation, Science, Natural Resources, History or relevant degree. In the absence of a Baccalaureate degree in Interpretation, candidate must have NAI CIG certification, equivalent Eppley Certification, or significant interpretation training.
·       Experience developing and leading interpretive learning programs (classroom teaching is not equivalent).
·       Experience supervising, training and coaching interpreters.
·       Experience in management and/or administration.
·       Experience working with children.
·       Experience with web management and social media preferred.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
·       Proficiency with computers and the Microsoft Office Suite.
·       Strong leadership, interpersonal, management and communication skills.
·       Must work well as a team and independently.
·       Must be organized, punctual, self-directed, detail-oriented, flexible, creative, enthusiastic and motivated.
·       Must be able to lead hikes of up to five [5] miles at 4,000 ft. or higher.
·       Must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds on a regular basis.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES CONTINUED…
·       Must be willing to work varied shifts, weekends, evenings, and holidays.
·       Must possess a valid California driver’s license. 
·       Knowledge of the Sierra ecosystems and cultural history preferred.
·       Second language fluency preferred.
·       Possession of current first aid and CPR certifications preferred.
·       Background in the performing and/or visual arts preferred.

TO APPLY
  1. Submit a cover letter and résumé to Kara Stella, Assistant Manager of Interpretive Services, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite at kstella@dncinc.com.
  2. Also visit http://www.yosemitepark.com/AboutUs_Employment_HowtoApply.aspx to apply online via PeopleManager.
  3. Telephone 209-372-1257. Fax 209-372-1218. Email kstella@dncinc.com.
  4. Equal Employment Opportunity - Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.
  5. FINAL CANDIDATES FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE SUBJECT TO DRUG TESTING AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION.


Argonne National Lab: Website/Social Media Assistant


Public Health Issues in a Changing Climate


Summer 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCWUDP)

Summer 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCWUDP)

This summer, CCUWDP is offering up to 34 workforce development program positions across the nation and applications are now available.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students looking to gain experience in the energy and transportation areas. The online application process closes on April 15, 2014, so applications and resumes must be submitted by that date.  Applications can be found at http://www.cvent.com/d/t4q2ds with more information below. If you have any questions, please email cleancitiesintern@anl.gov

The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. Clean Cities strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in nearly 100 communities across the country. Since the creation of the CCUWDP in 2010, Clean Cities has hosted more than 200 interns in more than 60 Coalitions.

The Clean Cities internship will give students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering or environmental sciences, the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum.

Specific Details:
  • Up to 34 internships available at competitively-selected U.S. Clean Cities Coalition locations working with dynamic Clean Cities coordinators and their stakeholders
  • Positions are 30 or 40 hours per week (determined by the coalition) for 10 weeks each semester
  • Internship dates: Approximately May 27, 2014 through August 8, 2014. Exact start/end dates determined by individual coalitions
  • Stipends range from $3,600 - $6,000 per semester depending on academic classification and number of hours assigned by the coalition.
  • Many past internships have led to permanent positions!

To submit your resume and complete the online application, please click here and complete the application process by April 15, 2014. If selected, interns will be notified by May 20, 2014.

Questions? Email: CleanCitiesIntern@anl.gov

DuPage County Department of Stormwater Management - Wetland Interns

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY


DuPage County Department of Stormwater Management is seeking two (2) Wetland Interns to assist the Division of Environmental Concerns for the summer of 2014. The position provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in both wetland field techniques and county regulations.

Duties include:
·      Assisting the Wetland Specialists with a wide range of activities in the field and office
·      Conducting field inspections at locations throughout DuPage County
·      Assisting with the DuPage County Wetland Mapping Initiative
·      General office duties- filing, copying, note taking, data entry, research
·      Completing requests for information

Qualifications:
·      Preferred candidate will be a full-time college student with one-year minimum course work in biology, botany, soil science, environmental science, natural resources, or a related field
·      Computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
·      Strong written and oral communication skills
·      Ability to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions
·      Current and valid driver’s license
·      A pre-employment background check is required

Applicants are expected to work a regular schedule of 37.5 hours per week Monday through Friday. Intern pay is $10.00 per hour.

Please send resume, cover letter, and completed application* to:
DuPage County Human Resources Department
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Email: personnel@dupageco.org
Fax: (630) 407-6301    

Please indicate that you are applying for the Wetland Intern position


*Applications for employment can be found at http://www.dupageco.org/HR/1743/

The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program


The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program in the University of Illinois Extension and Outreach has an opening for a Visiting Pollution Prevention Outreach Specialist in Urbana. This is a 12 month, 75% position, with the possibility of becoming a non-visiting, full-time position dependent upon funding and programmatic needs.

The person in this position will develop extension materials and conduct outreach activities for the pharmaceutical and personal care products program. The pollution prevention outreach specialist will report to the IISG pollution prevention program specialist.

For further information please contact Lisa Merrifield at lmorrisn@illinois.edu. To view more details of the position, visit the link listed below:


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Film available on PBS

Ocean Frontiers - Now on PBS!

Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship is premiering on PBS stations in more than 40 states across the country starting in April. Cities, dates and times are listed on the Ocean Frontiers website: ocean-frontiers.org/find-a-screening  Cities and dates are being added to the schedule weekly, so check back for updated information.


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Internship with EnCap


DuPage County Department of Stormwater Management: Internship Opportunity

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY


DuPage County Department of Stormwater Management is seeking two (2) Wetland Interns to assist the Division of Environmental Concerns for the summer of 2014. The position provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in both wetland field techniques and county regulations.

Duties include:
·        Assisting the Wetland Specialists with a wide range of activities in the field and office
·        Conducting field inspections at locations throughout DuPage County
·        Assisting with the DuPage County Wetland Mapping Initiative
·        General office duties- filing, copying, note taking, data entry, research
·        Completing requests for information

Qualifications:
·        Preferred candidate will be a full-time college student with one-year minimum course work in biology, botany, soil science, environmental science, natural resources, or a related field
·        Computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
·        Strong written and oral communication skills
·        Ability to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions
·        Current and valid driver’s license
·        A pre-employment background check is required

Applicants are expected to work a regular schedule of 37.5 hours per week Monday through Friday. Intern pay is $10.00 per hour.

Please send resume, cover letter, and completed application* to:
DuPage County Human Resources Department
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Email: personnel@dupageco.org
Fax: (630) 407-6301    

Please indicate that you are applying for the Wetland Intern position


*Applications for employment can be found at http://www.dupageco.org/HR/1743/