About MAEOEEmployment or Volunteer Opportunities at MAEOE and Partner Organizations

Volunteer positions with MAEOE:

Office Support
Website administrator

Please contact Laura Collard, Executive Director email: director@maeoe.org


1. Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member - MAEOE/Chesapeake Bay Trust

MAEOE has been selected as a potential host organization for the 2014-2015 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program, a program that provides service-learning opportunities and green job training for young people through environmental and energy conservation projects. The program is administered by The Chesapeake Bay Trust, which matches young adults 18-25 with Maryland nonprofits and government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field for a period of one year.  This initiative, supported by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Constellation Energy, and the state of Maryland, pairs young adults with organizations that provide hands-on environmental, leadership, and technical training opportunities. Not only are placed Corps Volunteers working fulltime in the environmental field for a year, but the Program also includes a number of other components and opportunities such as conferences, trainings, grant funding options, site visits to fellow Corps sites, capstone project and so on all culminating into an array of leadership, networking, experience, skill-building and professional growth. Applications are being solicited through April 18, 2014 and  submitted via email to tbaker@cbtrust.org.

As a Chesapeake Conservation Corps member working at MAEOE you will be exposed to a variety of projects that will combine to provide you with a strong foundation for a career in environmental conservation. Your responsibilities will include:

A. Design and implementation of a Habitat Restoration or Conservation project that meets
the requirement of one of the Maryland Green School or Eco- School Best Management
Practices. These include; Water, Energy, Habitat Restoration, Building Structures for Learning,
Healthy School Environment, Waste Reduction, or Responsible Transportation. The Volunteer
will select two schools in Prince Georges County and two schools on the Eastern Shore. The
CCC will assist the four schools and their student Green Teams by:

a. Conducting a MDGS/Eco-Schools workshop for the schools’ staff and students
b. Meet regularly with student teams to plan a restoration/conservation project for the
school grounds
c. Assist in the design of the student driven project
d. Assist with finding resources for implementation including using an “All Hands on
Deck” approach and or mini grant funding if applicable
e. Implement the project with the students
f. Guide the students in documentation of the project for the MDGS application
Examples of possible projects include: Planting trees or shrubs, planting rain gardens, shoreline
erosion control plantings, butterfly gardens or meadows, energy audits

B. Design and implement Youth Leadership training and career choice components of the
2014 Maryland Green Schools Youth Summit. The Maryland Green Schools Youth Summit is
an annual environmental education event for Maryland schools. The Youth Summit event
attendance is approximately 3000 students from schools throughout Maryland. For some
students this is their first visit to the Chesapeake Bay. The CCC will volunteer will plan and
implement an activity with support from his/her line manager, the Eco-Schools representative
and a partner from the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE).

The event includes:
a. Award Ceremonies for schools and centers under the MDGS program
b. Environmental Youth Leadership and Career Development opportunities
c. Environmental Literacy Bazaar – Hands on Learning stations for all ages
d. Celebration – recognizing the impact and achievements of schools and nature centers

C. Assist with aspects of the Maryland Green Schools Program including:
a. Social media
b. Development of an online library
c. Presentations to schools and potential community partners
d. Represent MAEOE at local and regional environmental events
e. Assist with updating the MAEOE website, databases and online resources for schools.

Outside Job Postings:

1. TreeWise Camp Coordinator & Outdoor Educator - Casey Trees

JOB TITLE: TreeWise Camp Coordinator & Outdoor Educator

Casey Trees, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of Washington, D.C.
TreeWise is a unique summer youth program dedicated to instilling environmental awareness and developing a
love of the outdoors in youth within metropolitan Washington, DC. We are seeking an energetic counselor to
work directly with youth and lead outdoor lessons centered on forestry and environmental education. Ideal
candidates will be experienced working with underserved youth, welcoming, organized, love the outdoors and
working with children.

 Assist in developing lessons for the TreeWise program.
 Assist in managing program registration and logistics of daily camp.
 Contact schools and established camps to schedule camp sessions.
 Lead multiple outdoor lessons daily Monday through Friday.
 Instruct diverse groups of youth ages 5 – 13.
 Travel across metropolitan Washington, D.C. to different sites.
 Conduct daily reviews of the program and preparations for following day, evaluate student assessments,
and coordinate and communicate with camp participants.
 Must be able to work with children of varying age ranges.
 Excellent communication/interpersonal/organizational skills.
 Must love working outdoors in all weather conditions.
 Some college education.
 Must enjoy being creative and be willing to be flexible.
 Knowledge of urban environmental issues, biology, arboriculture and/or forestry a plus.
 Must have a passion for the environment and teaching youth.
 Hiring contingent on Background Check.

This is a seasonal position starting in early May 2014 and ending August 15, 2014. Compensation is $12.00/hr, 35-
40 hrs/wk.

Please email the following items to Priscilla Plumb, Youth Programs Coordinator, at jobs@caseytrees.org.

 Cover letter
 Résumé
 Available start date
 Contact information for three references
 Enter “TreeWise Camp Coordinator & Outdoor Educator” in the subject line of the email.

Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must be available for a face-to-face
interview at Casey Trees’ headquarters. No telephone or email inquiries please.

Casey Trees is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

1. Water Resources and Water Security Program Internship - Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) has immediate openings for 2-3 student interns. The interns will be working with COG project managers to perform various duties within the COG’s environmental programs related to the Chesapeake Bay Program, Anacostia Watershed and Water Security initiatives. Applicants should be dependable, hardworking, highly organized, independent and self-motivated individual with strong research and writing skills. 


  • Drafting outreach materials, data collection and analysis, preparation of charts and graphs, making presentations using PowerPoint;
  • Maintaining water quality and water security project monitoring equipment;
  • Perform stormwater-related project online research;
  • Performing geomorphic stream channel cross-section measurements using professional grade surveying equipment;
  • Performing streambank erosion rate surveys;
  • Performing both land-based and instream trash surveys;
  • Performing baseflow stream flow measurements using a flow meter;
  • Performing instantaneous water quality measurements using a variety of electronic meters; and
  • Performing (with Project Managers assistance) baseflow and stormflow water quality grab sampling;
  • Performing reforestation site evaluation, planting and site maintenance
  • Performing data entry into spreadsheets and databases; and
  • Performing limited Anacostia restoration-related GIS tasks (i.e., new feature dataset creation, digitizing drainage boundaries, updating geodatabases and associated metadata).

Required Skills: Position requires analytical skills; an understanding of engineering and planning principles; a good knowledge of research techniques; and the ability to speak and write effectively. Basic level experience with ESRI ArcMap (and its associated ArcToolbox) and good communication skills and team-player ability are a must. This position demands an individual who works well both independently and in a team environment and who can stay on schedule and meet deadlines. The ability to perform various types of fieldwork, familiarity with the region’s flora and fauna, the Anacostia watershed, and a reliable means of personal transportation are all a plus.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicant should be enrolled in either a bachelor's degree (Junior, or higher)  or graduate student in the environmental, industrial or civil engineering, planning, marketing, natural sciences, public administration or related field.  Course work and/or experience with wastewater, drinking water, water quality management, and related water quality/resources issues are desired.  Intern must have strong quantitative, oral communication and technical writing skills and be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet navigation.  Database software (e.g., Access) and/or GIS applications experience is also desirable.  Flexible scheduling (both time and place work is completed) available; with up to 40 hours per week. 


To apply for this position, please click here:  http://www.mwcog.org/resources/opportunities/

2. Facility Leader I at Robinson Nature Center

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Howard County Recreation and Parks operates the Robinson Nature Center. This position performs intermediate level recreation services work ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the Center. This position provides support to the Community Facility Leader II and to fulltime staff of the Center. This position will assist in providing customer service and support for center operations. Position is 38 hours a week, includes weekend and evening work. 


• Assist with Activenet membership and program registration

• Assists customers in completing room reservation requests

• Performs opening and closing duties as assigned

• Set up and take down of equipment

• Answers a multi – line phone and directs calls to the appropriate coordinator

• Provides marketing and program promotion to walk in customers

• Performs data processing as assigned

• Assists with gift shop sales and inventory

• Maintains cleanliness of interior and exterior appearance of the center

• Makes phone calls as directed

• Communicates clearly and courteously with the public and coworkers

• Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth operations of the center

• File permits and other paperwork

• Assists with completing center forms

• Monitors center patrons and enforces center rules

• Wear Recreation and Parks shirt and nametag

• Be trained in the use of the AED, CPR and First Aide 


• Must have basic knowledge of nature center operations

• Possess good communication skills

• Be flexible, reliable, responsible and enjoy working with the general public

• Must be able to lift 40 pounds

• Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency

RATE OF PAY: Contingent – Paraprofessional - $9.00-13.00 / hour

Salary commensurate with experience.
Position will remain open until filled.

Please send resume and application to Emily David edavid@howardcountymd.gov.

For questions please call 410-313-0402

3. Education Outreach Intern - The Wildlife Center of Virginia

Name of Facility

The Wildlife Center of Virginia


The Wildlife Center of Virginia is one of the world’s leading teaching and research hospitals for wildlife and conservation medicine.


PO Box 1557, 1800 S Delphine Ave


Outreach Department






Position Title

Education Outreach Extern


The Wildlife Center's education outreach externship program offers training opportunities to students and others interested in gaining in-depth practical experience in the fields of education and outreach. Each year, an average of 2,500 patients are treated by the veterinary and rehabilitation staff at the Wildlife Center.

The Center's outreach department presents hundreds of programs in schools and libraries across Virginia and at the Center; the team also presents dozens of online classes through the Center's Critter Cam and moderated discussion.

The conservation themes we emphasize in these programs are drawn directly from the stories of the animals that arrive at the Wildlife Center's doorstep every year in need of care.

Outreach externship students will learn about native wildlife, develop enhanced communication skills [public speaking, writing], and will learn handling procedures for education animal ambassadors.



All applicants must be self-motivated individuals with a sincere interest in wildlife, educational outreach, and environmental conservation.

Attention to detail, punctuality, initiative, flexibility, and strong writing skills are required.

Applicants should have at least two years of college education.

Most fields of study will be considered.


Housing is available for full-time students.


Externs receive no stipend

Other Information

For more information, please review our education outreach externship description. http://wildlifecenter.org/sites/default/files/PDFs/Outreach%20Extern%20Job%20Description%202013.pdf

Application forms are available here. http://wildlifecenter.org/sites/default/files/PDFs/Extern%20Application%20Fall%202013_0.docx

Please note that the completed application includes a form, cover letter, resume, and a writing sample. Please email edu@wildlifecenter.org with any questions.

Application deadlines: Fall externships, July 15; spring externships, December 1; summer externships, March 15.

Email applications preferred.


4. Research Assistant/ Lab Coordinator - Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies

The Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies located in Frederick, MD is a new center of excellence in the Department of Biology. The Centers areas of concentration include research, water quality monitoring, watershed assessment, education and outreach.  We are seeking a one-year full-time (40 hrs / week) Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) Intern beginning August 25, 2014.

The Chesapeake Conservation Corps is supported by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Constellation Energy, and the state of Maryland.  The program pairs young adults with organizations that provide hands-on environmental, leadership, and technical training opportunities for a one-year term of service.

More information about the CCC position can be found here.


If successful, you will be involved in many aspects of the Center’s operation.  Currently, we are working on several local projects in which we combine science education, service-learning, and citizen science with restoration activities in the central Maryland region.

The internship will involve such activities as:

·         Assisting with environmental monitoring, data analysis, and interpretation of mitigation strategies being implemented for nuisance algal blooms in local watersheds

·         Assist with research of the native brook trout

·         Helping to develop protocols for implementation of citizen science water quality assessment activities and helping to train citizen scientists

·         Assisting in the prioritization and presentation of restoration plans for local urban streams

·         Organizing events for Frederick area residents to learn about low impact stormwater retrofits that can be accomplished by homeowners


The successful applicant will:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 years at the start of the internship
  • Preferably have completed an undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, or environmental science
  • Possess interest, enthusiasm, and experience in environmental research, education, water quality monitoring, and community outreach
  • Have the ability to speak and write clearly and effectively
  • Possess the ability to work productively with Center staff, volunteers, and members of partnering organizations 

Compensation and Benefits
The Chesapeake Conservation Intern will receive a stipend of $15,500 plus health insurance provided by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.  In addition, the intern will be able to enroll in one course per semester at Hood College tuition-free.  Our Master’s degree program in Environmental Biology may be of special interest to applicants.  For details, consult the college’s web site at www.hood.edu.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply directly through the Chesapeake Bay Trust by following instructions atwww.cbtrust.org/chesapeakeconservationcorps. Applicants also are encouraged to contact the Center if they have specific questions about this position. Please contact Dr. Drew Ferrier at dferrier@hood.edu or 301-696-3660.  The application deadline is April 18, 2014.

Claire Hudson

Coastal Studies Program Coordinator

Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies

Hood College

401 Rosemont Avenue

Frederick, MD  21701

Office: HT 146

Tel: 301-696-3318

Fax: 301-696-3667

E-mail: hudson@hood.edu

5. Manager of Public Funding and Grants - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Manager of Public Funding & Grants

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Manager of Public Funding & Grants to be based at our Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD.


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. CBF is working towards a restored Bay through legislative advocacy at the national, regional, and state levels; habitat restoration on land and in the water; strategic public communications and engagement throughout the watershed; and comprehensive environmental education for students, teachers, and principals of the region. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis and Easton, Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first LEED platinum building.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF, please visit www.cbf.org.


The Manager of Public Funding & Grants is responsible for raising government funding to support CBF’s operating goals. Primary responsibilities include the solicitation, management, and stewardship of all public grants, and select private foundation grants, by working collaboratively with an interdepartmental team of field staff, scientists, policy experts, budget managers, and accountants.

The Manager of Public Funding & Grants is a fundraising position in the Development Department and is a member of the department’s Foundations & Grants team, reporting to the Associate Director of Foundations & Grants. The position involves close working relationships with many of CBF’s programmatic departments. A successful Manager of Public Funding & Grants will be able to balance being responsive to program department needs while staying consistent with fundraising goals.

Essential functions include:

1. Raise public funds in support of CBF’s annual operating needs, campaign initiatives, and supplemental activities:

  • Identify new and recurring sources of public grant funding to maintain average annual revenue of at least $1 million.
  • Develop and submit proposals by working with CBF program departments to obtain proposal information such as project work plans, budgets, methodology, timelines, and evaluation procedures/outcomes.
  • Secure approval for public grant proposals from appropriate senior management. 
  • Utilize relational database to manage public grant portfolio.

2.  Steward each public grant and agency, overseeing grant management activities throughout the grant period and cultivating the donor for future support:

  • Maintain calendar of required reports.
  • Work creatively with program staff to write programmatic reports.
  • Submit all reports on time and as required by working closely with program financial managers and the finance department, including during heavy reporting periods.
  • Serve as official CBF liaison to donor/granting agency, communicating any changes or challenges, as well as successes, under the grant to the donor.
  • Cultivate donors by creating appropriate stewardship plans - providing supplemental reports or articles, inviting participation in grant-related activities, meeting face-to-face to build relationships, and other stewardship actions as appropriate.

3. Serve as a resource to other departments on public grants:

  • Work pro-actively with CBF program departments on work plans and public grant fundraising strategies.
  • Serve as liaison between the Development Department and program staff, identifying fundable opportunities to facilitate fundraising from public and private sources.
  • Strategically utilize public grant non-federal matching requirements to raise new and additional private support.
  • Work as needed with CBF’s Federal Affairs office in Washington, D.C. to provide information on current and proposed public grant programming, and to help inform program staff on the status of federal appropriations.

4.  Assist the Foundations and Grants team in maintaining relationships with and fundraising from a select group of assigned private (foundation or corporation) prospects as appropriate (including private sources that meet public grant match requirements):

  • Develop and write letters of inquiry and/or full proposals under strict deadlines.
  • Assist in drafting general proposal templates as well as specific donor materials.
  • Maintain positive relationships with private donors through cultivation and stewardship strategies, including required reports as well as telephone calls, personal visits, written proposals, donor events, and/or field trips.
  • Lead, coordinate, or assist with specific projects as needed and as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in public grant fundraising, particularly the procurement and stewardship of public and reimbursable grants is necessary. A degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, sustainability, or other environmental sector is preferred. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a successful track record in securing competitive grants and experience in writing grant proposals and stewardship reports. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to translate complex projects and programs into targeted fundraising requests, is required. Exceptional time-management and organizational skills are needed to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple concurrent projects with strict deadlines. Thorough knowledge of Development department functions combined with a knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising software is preferable. Experience with federal grant management systems and other online proposal and report systems is also desirable. Familiarity with OMB requirements is a plus. Experience working with environmental programs and policies would be helpful.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than April 21, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY14-32-MPFG
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403

CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan.  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


6. Environmental Educator and Stream Monitor - Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin Seeks a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin Seeks a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer

Are you looking for work experience that combines environmental education, as well as stream field work?  Are you especially interested in working to protect and enhance water quality?

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) is recruiting for a Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) volunteer with a recent college degree in environmental sciences, studies, or policy for the CCC year 2014-15.  The CCC program is offered through Chesapeake Bay Trust to educate and train young environmentalists, ages 18-25, for a variety of environmental jobs. Corps Volunteers serve a term of 12 months and receive a stipend of $15,500 per year plus health benefit options administered by the Trust. Please see ICPRB's position description below.

ICPRB Position Description:  The ICPRB's mission is to enhance, protect, and conserve the water and associated land resources of the Potomac River and its tributaries through regional and interstate cooperation. (http://www.potomacriver.org/).  The CCC Volunteer will:
1.  Assist in preparing, coordinating, and teaching Watershed Connections Workshops for teachers.  During these popular workshops, teachers (grades 5-12) learn watershed curriculum, student activities, and build unique land-use watershed models representing the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
2.  Perform outreach to schools to support the installation of student-driven low-impact- development practices, such as rain gardens, or stream restoration practices on the school grounds.
3.  Promote and assist with teacher stream-monitoring workshops. Provide follow-up support to teachers who need further assistance in conducting stream monitoring or restoration projects with their students.
4.  Assist ICPRB's Aquatic Ecologist with ICPRB summer field research programs on rivers of the Upper Potomac and Shenandoah basins, including monitoring for SAV, algae, and aquatic life, and with collaborative programs with citizen monitoring networks (transportation provided).
5.  Participate in Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators (MAEOE) activities and events, so as to be able to coordinate with schools, volunteers, students, and collaborators in achieving Green School Certification.

For a more detailed position description, go to http://www.potomacriver.org or to the Chesapeake Bay Trust Host Organization information.

To Apply:  Interested individuals, submit your CCC application to the Chesapeake Bay Trust by April 18, 2014.  Information on the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program is available here.

To learn more about ICPRB or to apply for this opportunity, contact Rebecca Wolf, ICPRB Watershed Coordinator,bwolf@icprb.org.  Applications to ICPRB are appreciated before May 19, 2014.  ICPRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CCC Position Start Date:  August 26, 2014

7. Summer Shipboard Whale and Estuary Educator - The Living Classrooms Foundation

The Living Classrooms Foundation is a non-profit educational organization in Baltimore, MD that provides hands-on, interdisciplinary learning programs in challenging environments for students of all ages and backgrounds.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual for the position of:


This individual must be interested in joining a team of dedicated professionals to work and live with youth aboard our pungy schooner LADY MARYLAND. Programs are nine-day sea expeditions in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the New England coast.

Qualified applicants 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 in a challenging but fun environment. Biology, Marine Ecology and/or Education background is required, no boat experience necessary. Drivers license and clean driving record required. This is a physically demanding job that necessitates a certain amount of physical fitness.

Position is seasonal: available approx 6/16 - 8/22, 2014.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Lisa Jones

Director, Shipboard Education

Living Classrooms Foundation

802 S. Caroline St.

Baltimore, Md. 21231lisaj@livingclassrooms.org


8. Environmental Engineer - District of Columbia Governmet (Watershed Protection Division)

To Apply:  Go to http://dchr.dc.gov; select careers and employment opportunities; search under Job ID.  You must apply online.

Brief Description of Duties: 

Serves as an Environmental Engineer in the Technical Services Branch, Watershed Protection Division, Natural Resources Administration, District Department of the Environment (DDOE).  The mission of the Watershed Protection Division is to conserve the soil and water resources of the District of Columbia and protect its watersheds from nonpoint source pollution.  The incumbent serves as an entry-level environmental engineer responsible for reviewing erosion and sediment control plans (ESC) and stormwater management plans (SWMP) including detailed engineering standards and specifications, submitted for development of property within the District of Columbia.  The incumbent reviews these applications to evaluate if appropriate sediment control measures and stormwater management practices are included and regulatory obligations are met.  The incumbent analyzes pertinent data to determine specific performance capacity of sediment control and stormwater management facilities.  Data analyzed covers such elements as soil characteristics, topography, land use practices, hydrology, hydraulics, and design elements of best management practices.  The incumbent meets with applicants and their agents to review concept plans and subsequent submissions and to advise on compliance questions.  This may include site visits during review and construction.  Other typical responsibilities will include reviewing of Environmental Impact Screening Forms, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment and geotechnical reports.

This position works closely with the inspection unit of the Watershed Protection Division, all units of the Building Permit Processing Division of the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), the DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), and the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT). The candidate should have strong writing and communication skills, field experience and have a valid driver’s license.  The incumbent will participate in training to stay current on the science of best management practices and erosion and sediment control technologies.  The preferred candidate will possess a water resources engineering, or related field.   An understanding of the design of green infrastructure is a plus.

Ranking Factors for Environmental Engineer CS-111

  1. Knowledge of District and Federal laws, regulations, MS4 permit, and procedures applicable to the District’s stormwater management, erosion and sediment control and floodplain management programs;
  2. Knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, soil mechanics, theory of structures, strength of materials, stormwater management and erosion and sediment control principles;
  3. Ability to review and interpret erosion and sediment control and stormwater management plans;
  4. Ability to gather, analyze and interpret scientific data, and to present it clearly and concisely in oral, written and graphic forms.
  5. Rudimentary experience with database software and ARCGIS.

Ability to effectively communicate in written and oral formats.

Jonathan Champion

Branch Chief - Planning and Reporting

Stormwater Management Division

District Department of the Environment

1200 First St. NE, 5th Floor

Washington, DC  20002

9. Greenhouse/Nursery Technician, Part-Time

(13664, Grade E)
SALARY: $16.34 - $27.96 Hourly
CLOSING DATE: 04/09/14 11:59 PM


The Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission is an award winning organization with over 5,000 employees that administers over 52,000 acres of stream valley parks, large regional parks, neighborhood parks and park-school recreation areas throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. In Prince George’s County, we are also responsible for developing the County’s public recreation programs.
Our Department of Parks & Recreation has the overall responsibility for planning, supervising and coordinating all park/recreation facilities and services throughout Prince George’s County. The Maintenance & Development Division (M&D) is the largest Division within this Department and is composed of five major work areas: Fleet Management, Buildings & Structures (Trade Shops), Horticulture & Forestry (Roads & Grounds), Major Maintenance & Inspection and the Administrative section. The mission of M&D is to provide professional, high quality maintenance and maintenance support services for all parks and recreation facilities and to support the diverse work programs of the Parks & Recreation Department in Prince George’s County and its customers.


This position will work in the Greenhouse operations located in the Maintenance & Development Division in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. This position will work under general supervision, while performing technical horticultural work in a greenhouse setting, as well as, providing plant care in Commission offices and entryways throughout the County. This candidate will be required to have good customer skills and provide basic plant education to the customer. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge base of the typical horticulture material used in this region, including interior plants. This person will be expected to have the ability to I.D. plants (common and scientific names), shrubs and trees commonly used in landscaping and interior settings and have some knowledge of commonly accepted IPM practices.
Example of Important Duties
  • Grows plants, Mixes soils and other materials to prepare medium. Assists in propagating techniques. Transplants seedlings and rooted cutting into pots. Transplants starter plants to outdoor nursery. Assists in installation and maintenance of permanent and seasonal plant displays in conservatories and office buildings.
  • Provides daily care. Fertilizes and waters plants. Pulls weeds. Removes faded or dead leaves and flowers. Prunes deadwood and unwanted branches. Shapes plants in desired form.
  • Assists in identifying problems due to particular plant diseases, pests and weeds. Under supervision, apply pesticides to control problems, as directed. Should be able to calculate the appropriate rates of pesticides and fertilizers. Record and maintain records of pesticides and fertilizers used.
  • Assists with control of ideal greenhouse environment. Monitors heat, ventilation and irrigation systems in greenhouse to provide optimum growing environment for plants, as directed. Moves plants from one growing area to another according to environment and development of each plant.
  • Maintains buildings. Provided routine cleaning and upkeep of greenhouses, hoophouses and nursery systems and other specialized structures or systems.
  • Maintains grounds. Operates string trimmers, push mowers, riding mowers and tractors to cut grass around greenhouses and nursery areas.
  • Keeps records. Maintains records of plant growth, pesticide use and plant inventories.
  • Assists in planning and implementation of horticulture projects, including research, estimating and recommending materials, equipment, supplies and other resources needed. 
This is a part-time position, generally working four (4) days per week, Wednesday through Saturday, 6:30 am– 3:15 pmSaturday hours would include working alone providing daily plant care and maintenance for all areas of greenhouse and hoophouses. 


1.  High school graduation or GED and one year experieince;

2.  Valid drivers license in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations.  Driver's licenses must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee's ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required of their position;

3.  State pesticide application registration within 12 months of appointment;

4.  Pass Commission medical examination.

10. Executive Director - Bethesda Green

The ideal candidate for Executive Director will:
  • Have substantive experience in, and knowledge of, the environment and energy fields;
  • Have at least five years' experience managing and motivating a staff of paid and volunteer personnel;
  • Have at least five years' experience in successful fundraising;
  • Possess excellent people and public speaking skills;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and experience working in/with small businesses

Educational requirements: at least a bachelor's degree, although a master's degree would be preferable. Academic specialization could include (although is not limited to) environmental science; nonprofit management; public policy.

This is a full-time position with benefits, located in Bethesda, Maryland, part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Compensation is negotiable and will depend upon the candidate. Bethesda Green is an equal opportunity employer and candidates from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

For detail job description, visit http://bit.ly/1m42jf8.

Written applications must be received by 5 p.m. eastern time, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by email at jobs@BethesdaGreen.org or by regular mail at Bethesda Green, Attention: Search Committee, 4825 Cordell Avenue, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814.

For more info, visit www.bethesdagreen.org.

Sumi Shrestha
Marketing and Operations Manager
Bethesda Green
4825 Cordell Avenue, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
240-396-2440 x106

11. Community Outreach Liason - Alice Ferguson Foundation

The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative is a leader in the metropolitan Washington DC region in addressing and studying the issue of litter. The Trash Initiative works to create lasting reduction of litter and waste in the Washington, DC region through public education, advocacy, market-based incentives and strong policy and regulatory efforts. AFF believes in building momentum and creating change by collaborating with local partners to ensure clean land, safe water, and healthy lives for the residents of the Potomac Watershed.

Position Summary
The Community Outreach Liaison will help shape discussion and build momentum in communities to address the issue of litter through AFF’s Regional Litter Prevention Campaign. The incumbent will work directly with local groups, residents, businesses, schools, and community leaders through one-on-one meetings, presentations, tabling events, and other activities. The Community Outreach Liaison will help community members find resources, communicate community needs to local government agencies and elected officials, and identify opportunities for collaboration. The incumbent will also help coordinate the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, the largest regional cleanup that serves over 14,000 volunteers annually, and the Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit conference. The position is full-time with benefits, and will require occasional evenings and weekends. Applicants must have regular access to a reliable vehicle.

Successful candidates will be self-starters with demonstrated volunteer organizing, community outreach,
and/or public speaking skills. The ideal candidate will be able to work both independently in the field and as
part of a team, as well as be flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to
communicate clearly, both verbally and through writing, and strong interpersonal skills are essential.
Comfortable working in natural, outdoor settings is a plus. Applicants should have a relevant Bachelor’s
Degree in a related field such as environmental science, education, communication, or solid waste

A competitive benefits package and salary along with a dynamic and collaborative working environment are
among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation. To apply, email cover letter and resume
to apply@fergusonfoundation.org.

Deadline to apply: April 21, 2014

12. Water Resource Engineer/ Surface Water Hydrologist

Water Resource Engineer / Surface Water Hydrologist

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), an interstate water resources management agency, seeks two (2) mid-level Water Resource Engineer / Surface Water Hydrologists. Both of the positions would reside in SRBC’s office in Harrisburg, PA.

Project Review Program Position (Regulatory)

The position includes, but is not limited to, the following duties:

• Reviewing surface water withdrawal, consumptive use and diversion applications for proposed projects to ensure compliance with SRBC regulations/policy.

• Reviewing intermediate to advanced scientific and engineering materials submitted by project sponsors in support of their applications.

• Performing field inspections of proposed or existing facilities as part of application reviews and compliance audits.

• Performing advanced assessments of cumulative water uses and surface water availability based on water resources of the basin and existing water use projects.

• Coordinating with member agencies, the regulated community and their consultants, and the general public, including both oral and written communication.

• Participating in professional-level engineering analyses, flood plain management studies and abandoned mine drainage project designs, on an as needed basis.

Planning and Operations Program Position

The position includes, but is not limited to, the following duties:

• Utilizing GIS for data capture, analysis, and presentation of hydrologic investigations, modeling, and impact assessments.

• Analyzing hydrologic and hydraulic data pertinent to drought and flood monitoring, modeling, and management.

• Conducting watershed-scale water budget analyses for evaluating cumulative effects of water uses and water availability vs. demand conflicts.

• Performing streamflow statistic computations for guiding water allocations and corresponding in-stream flow protection measures.

• Analyzing and interpreting precipitation, streamflow and water use time series data.

• Preparing documentation, writing technical reports, and making presentations.

Eligibility requirements for these positions include:

• Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, engineering, or closely related water resource management field required. Master’s degree and/or professional license preferred.

• Minimum five years of relevant professional experience performing duties similar to those outlined above. Master’s degree may be substituted for two years of experience.

• Familiarity with standard hydrologic and hydraulic modeling packages (HEC-HMS/RAS,

SWMM, TR-20/55).

• Excellent oral and written communication skills with considerable knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS software and Microsoft Office applications.

• Comfortable working independently and with a team.

Competitive salary and benefits package available, including health care insurance and participation in Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System.

To be considered, applicants must include a cover letter with salary expectations and resume. The cover letter must identify the position (either Project Review Program or Planning and Operations Program or both) and must summarize relevant experience as outlined in the duties above. Applications should be submitted to employment @srbc.net, Attn: Marcia Rynearson,

Director of Administration and Finance, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N. Front

St., Harrisburg, PA 17110 by April 27, 2014. SRBC is an equal opportunity employer. Visit our

website at www.srbc.net.

13. Regional Planner - Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NDPDC)

The Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC) is hiring a Regional Planner whose work will be focused on hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, natural resource, environmental, and transportation planning on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This is a permanent, salaried position that will begin in June 2014.

Based in the Town of Accomac, VA, the A-NPDC has been the Eastern Shore of Virginia’s regional planning organization since 1970. Created by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the County of Accomack and the County of Northampton and joined by the Town of Chincoteague, the A-NPDC is tasked with supporting local planning and community development efforts and providing technical assistance on behalf of the Commonwealth. The A-NPDC focuses on issues of regional importance by working with local, state, and federal governments.

 Please see the attached description or visit http://a-npdc.org/regional-planner-position-now-open/ for more details.

Based in the Town of Accomac, VA, the A-NPDC has been the Eastern Shore of Virginia’s regional planning organization since 1970. Created by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the County of Accomack and the County of Northampton and joined by the Town of Chincoteague, the A-NPDC is tasked with supporting local planning and community development efforts and providing technical assistance on behalf of the Commonwealth. The A-NPDC focuses on issues of regional importance by working with local, state, and federal governments.

Please see the attached description or visit http://a-npdc.org/regional-planner-position-now-open/ for more details.

All applications (cover letter & resume) should be submitted to Curt Smith at csmith@a-npdc.org or 23372 Front Street, Accomac, VA 23301. A-NPDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

14. 2014 Summer Unpaid Legal Internship - Chesapeake Legal Alliance

Overview: Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to use the law to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.  The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North America and one of the most ecologically and economically important marine water bodies in the world.  Its watershed covers 64,000 square miles encompassing parts of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and all of the District of Columbia. CLA internships provide current law students with the opportunity to help support communities and organizations that are working towards the protection and restoration of the Bay and its watershed, but cannot afford an attorney. 

Responsibilities:  CLA interns assist in various tasks including conducting legal research, assisting CLA staff in evaluating requests for legal assistance, participating in community events and stakeholder meetings, developing content for our website and newsletter, and thinking creatively and strategically about how to use litigation and other advocacy efforts to enhance water quality in Chesapeake Bay.  There are also opportunities for research projects on a variety of issues, depending on the intern's interests.  The hours and length of the internship are flexible. 

Location:  CLA is located in historic downtown Annapolis, Maryland.  Work will primarily be performed in Annapolis and surrounding areas.  Some work can be performed remotely. 

Qualifications:  Current law students are invited to apply.  Candidates must have excellent writing and research skills and must provide their own transportation.  Experience and/or a demonstrated interest in water quality, land use planning, and/or conservation issues is highly desirable. 

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume to mhenjum@chesapeakelegal.org.

To find out more, visit us at www.chesapeakelegal.org

15. Virginia Staff Scientist - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

VA Staff Scientist

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Staff Scientist to be based at their VA State Office located in Richmond.  This is a 3-year term, Blueprint funded position.


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first LEED platinum building.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.


With the Virginia Senior Scientist guides development of Virginia office positions on environmental legislation, regulations, funding, and compliance with existing regulatory programs with a focus on issues related to water quality and point and nonpoint source pollution. Reviews local/state/federal regulations/actions/policies, grant or cost share programs, and proposed projects for potential impacts upon surface and ground waters. Prepares briefing papers and reports that aid in the development of CBF positions on relevant issues; testifies and advocates CBF positions. Interacts with media and concerned citizens at the direction of the Virginia Senior Scientist.  Represents CBF on various committees and at various state/regional/national technical conferences.

Essential functions include:

1. Assist with development of CBF policies and positions through monitoring of local ordinances, state regulations, policies, legislation, guidelines, and funding related to point and nonpoint source pollution.

  • Analyze, critique, summarize, and provide written/oral comment on new or changing laws, regulations, policies, guidelines and funding programs with regard to their impact on the water quality and living resources of the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia rivers.
  • Evaluate environmental management options associated with development, industrial, agriculture, wastewater and municipal projects.
  • Meet with affected municipal/industry/community leaders and other concerned individuals.
  • Analyze and synthesize research studies to provide support for CBF positions.
  • Prepare reports or policy documents on specific water quality matters.
  • Critique the overall functioning of state environmental/water quality programs, including grant and cost share programs.
  • Develop CBF position on issues of concern; prepare reports establishing CBF positions.
  • Prepare fact sheets and other supplementary materials.
  • Advocate CBF position by testifying at public hearings, serving on state agency advisory committees, lobbying public officials on legislative proposals, and educating other organizations, citizen groups and the general public at the direction of the Virginia Senior Scientist.
  • Monitor regulatory/legislative/implementation developments that affect restoration of the Bay.  These developments will generally be those related to water quality protection and restoration, point and non-point source pollution.  Assist in developing CBF positions and establish strategy for achieving an identified solution.
  • Assimilate scientific data that support CBF positions.  Review complex scientific findings/documents and interpret/synthesize for CBF staff.
  • Prepare synthesis/summary of issues and proposed solutions – for the general public as well as regulatory agencies and decision makers.

2. Participate in Virginia Office and CBF issue teams; as appropriate

3. Interact with concerned citizens and the media at the direction of the Virginia Senior Scientist.

  •  Prepare materials for and conduct presentations at workshops, seminars, hearings etc.
  • Respond to citizen inquiries related to water quality issues.
  • Participate in issue-oriented field trips for legislators, CBF members, decision makers, and the general public.


Minimum three to five years experience in water quality issues, including, urban stormwater management, agricultural runoff, nutrient management, municipal wastewater treatment, water quality standards, state/federal water quality reporting requirements, watershed management and Total Maximum Daily Loads. At least three years experience in advocacy of complex environmental issues.  Graduate level degree in natural resource or environmental sciences such as marine science, biology, aquatic ecology environmental science or related field preferred.  Familiarity with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies and guidelines governing water quality protection, nonpoint and/or point source pollution and agricultural permitting necessary.    Excellent public speaking and written communication skills.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than April 1, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY14-28-VS
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

16. Director of Program Advancement

The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), a leader in providing quality environmental education experiences in the Washington DC metro region, seeks a dynamic, proven fundraising and program management professional to serve as Director of Program Advancement for its nearly 60-year old suite of multi-faceted and impactful programs.

Position Summary
As a member of the AFF Senior Management team, the Director of Program Advancement will lead efforts to chart the course for sustainability through development of major gifts and cultivation of individual donors, oversight of a robust and successful grants program, completion of a $16 million capital campaign, and direction of all other aspects of the organization’s fund development program. The Director of Program Advancement will also oversee and integrate environmental education and advocacy program efforts with fund development goals to enhance the effectiveness of the organization as AFF seeks to actualize its vision of a world where all people are connected to nature and inspired to take actions to sustain the natural environment. The incumbent will report to the Executive Director and supervise three program managers and their respective teams in the education, advocacy and development departments.

Successful candidates will be self-starters with demonstrated leadership and management experience who have a proven track record of success in major gifts solicitation, capital campaigns, and annual fund campaigns. A strong commitment to the environment and an understanding of policy-making at state and local levels is important. Experience in the environmental education arena and knowledge of environmental education criteria and evaluation methods is a plus. Excellent oral, written and solid relationship building skills are essential as are knowledge of charitable giving laws and compliance regulations and experience in budgeting, operating plan development, report analysis, and performance evaluation. Experience with Donor Perfect is a plus. Applicants should have a relevant Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of seven years of fundraising experience.

A competitive benefits package and salary, commensurate with experience, along with a dynamic and collaborative working environment are among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation. To apply, email cover letter and resume to HR@fergusonfoundation.org. This announcement will remain open/active until position is filled by the ideal candidate. 

17. Stormwater Technician - City of Charlottesville, VA

The Stormwater Technician performs a range of technical tasks related to the development and implementation of the City’s Water Resources Protection Program (WRPP) and Stormwater Utility.  
This position assists with implementation of the City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, conducts inspections and other field work related to the City’s stormwater management program and stormwater drainage system, and provides technical support in maintaining the City’s stormwater Geographic Information System (GIS).
Work is performed under the supervision of the Stormwater Utility Administrator.
Primarily and most frequently the work done here is performed independently, across diverse specialized functional areas. May be responsible for training others.

 Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Collects, compiles, and analyzes data related to the MS4 permit;
Prepares written material, charts, graphs, and graphics related to the MS4 permit;
Conducts field work and inspections of stormwater drainage outfalls, illicit discharges, and stormwater management facilities related to MS4 permit requirements;
Conducts inspections of municipal facilities for compliance with MS4 permit requirements;
Assists in inspections of stormwater drainage systems;
Conducts construction and post construction inspections of stormwater drainage rehabilitation, stormwater retrofit, and other capitol stormwater construction projects;
Researches records of plats and property descriptions related to stormwater drainage easements;
Updates the stormwater GIS database upon completion of stormwater construction projects, field mapping, and inspections;
Completes field mapping of stormwater drainage infrastructure using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology;
Assists in tasks required to implement the WRPP and Stormwater Utility;
Performs related tasks as required.

 Education, Experience and Skills:
Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or GED required. Technical training in computer science with a specialization in GIS provided through a college or trade school preferred. 
Experience: At least one year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, in environmental permitting, stormwater drainage and stormwater management facility construction, and/or in GIS and GPS is required. For candidates with no work experience, two years of education may be substituted for one year of experience.

Skills: Working knowledge in some or all of the following areas:
·         Federal, state, and municipal stormwater regulations;
·         Data management skills;
·         Technical writing skills
·         Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
·         Stormwater drainage construction methods, materials, and specifications;
·         Conventional and innovative stormwater management principles, practices, and techniques;
·         General knowledge of construction principles, practices, and techniques
·         GIS principles, practices, and techniques;
·         GPS field mapping principles, practices, and techniques.

Special Requirement: Possession of a valid appropriate driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

 Physical Conditions & Work Contacts:
Work is primarily performed in a standard work environment. Exposure to conditions typical of active construction sites on an intermittent basis. The job may risk exposure to inclement weather, wet or humid conditions, uneven terrain, noise, fumes, dusts and pollen, animals/wildlife, and traffic.

18. Chesapeake Forests Project Manager - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, MD with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks a creative person to help us build key areas of work in the Chesapeake Forests Program including conservation technology, riparian forest restoration, and conservation finance.

About The Alliance
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, MD with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was founded in 1971. Since its beginning, the Alliance has been in the forefront of restoration efforts in the watershed. The Alliance’s core mission is to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers by building partnerships, inspiring local actions, engaging communities to find clean water solutions, and connecting people to the Bay and its rivers. The Alliance also leads a wide array of on-the-ground restoration programs.

Job Description
Primary duties of the Position include:

  • Manage the development of geospatial datasets to improve and expand our landowner outreach tool, LandServer. (http://forestsforthebay.landserver.org/)
  • Partner with government agencies, conservation groups, and landowners to improve woodland owner outreach tools and resources.
  • Assess the conservation funding potential and conservation outcomes of private woodland owner activities.
  • Conduct research on the best management practices for marketing, installing, and maintaining riparian forest buffers.
  • Develop proposals and write grants to seek support for Chesapeake Forest Program initiatives.
  • Assist in grant reporting and administration.
Expertise And Skills Required
Candidates must be well organized and able to learn and adapt quickly. Candidates must also be able to evaluate and solve problems and complete tasks on time and in a quality manner. Candidates should have the ability to take initiative and work independently, but also function as a member of a team. The position requires strong GIS skills including working knowledge of ArcMap 9.3 or later with experience in data management and basic geoprocessing.

The Chesapeake Forests Project Manager will work with and under the supervision of the Chesapeake Forests Program Director.

Location: One position to be located in the Alliance office in Annapolis, MD

Salary: $35,000+ Commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

Closing date: April 21, 2014

To Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references (name, title, address (physical and email), and phone number) to:contact@allianceforthebay.org with Chesapeake Forest Project Manager Application in the subject line or mail hard copy to 501 Sixth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403.

No phone inquiries please.

The Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Dan Brellis
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay


19. Overnight Educator - Alice Ferguson Foundation
Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) seeks a responsible and environmentally focused individual to be our Overnight Educator. This individual will plan, lead, and implement a high quality evening educational program that focuses on the mission of the Foundation while also providing recreational experiences that include campfire activities for  the students staying overnight at the Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center.
This is a part-time, as needed, position that requires the ability to participate in activities which include, but are not limited to, building campfires, leading games, and various other activities conducted outside in natural, rustic surroundings from late afternoon to early morning on assigned days. Assisting the groups with meals and clean up, the Overnight Educator is responsible for the general safety of the students during the hours of 5:00 pm – 8:00 am.
BA/BS in environmental science, environmental studies, natural sciences, science education, elementary/secondary education, agricultural science, natural resources management related field OR equivalent level of work experience in the indicated fields or with camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, along with:
·        Excellence in coordinating group dynamics
·        Currently certified in adult First Aid and CPR (strongly preferred)
·        Subject to criminal background/fingerprinting check due to working with children
·        Comfort in working in natural, outdoor settings
·        Ability to lift 25 lbs.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and references to: HR@fergusonfoundation.org. Applications will be accepted until April 4th, 2014.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), a leader in providing quality environmental education experiences in the Washington DC metro region, seeks to add dynamic team players to its staff for its nearly 60-year old suite of multi-faceted and impactful programs. Please visit us: www.fergusonfoundation.org.
20. Educator - Alice Ferguson Foundation
Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) seeks a dynamic, environmentally focused leader to teach environmental education field studies to students, grades K-12, of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The AFF Educator will work in the two environmental education programs of the Alice Ferguson Foundation: Hard Bargain Farm (grades K-6) and Bridging the Watershed (grades 6-12) dependent upon our programming needs.
Responsibilities include teaching standard-aligned, curriculum-based, outdoor field studies to students grades K-6 at Hard Bargain Farm or at participating schools in an outreach capacity and/or students grades 6-12 at regional national parks. Use and maintenance of educational equipment for field studies is an important part of this position, along with collecting and reporting of data. Educators also assist with teacher workshops and other educational opportunities as needed.
This position requires actively working and teaching children outdoors in natural surroundings under various outdoor environmental conditions as well as in the classroom. Reliable transportation is a must!
Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) in environmental science, environmental studies, natural sciences, science education, elementary/secondary education, agricultural science, natural resources management related field OR equivalent level of work experience in the indicated fields, along with:
·        Experience teaching and/or working with children and/or adolescents
·        Excellence in coordinating group dynamics
·        Currently certified in adult First Aid and CPR (strongly preferred)
·        Subject to criminal background/fingerprinting check due to working with children
·        Comfort in working in natural, outdoor settings
·        Ability to lift 25 lbs.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and references to: HR@fergusonfoundation.org
The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), a leader in providing quality environmental education experiences in the Washington DC metro region, seeks to add dynamic team players to its staff for its nearly 60-year old suite of multi-faceted and impactful programs. Please visit us: www.fergusonfoundation.org.

21. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA)

Organization Description

FONA (www.fona.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization with the mission to preserve and enhance the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA), a 446 acre green space in Northeast Washington DC where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes. USNA is part of the US Department of Agriculture.

As USNA’s primary private partner, we currently work to provide valuable financial and volunteer support for this national treasure through five main focus areas: 

·      Environmental preservation:  FONA works with USNA and local agencies to protect and restore the waterways that run through the Arboretum and empty into the Anacostia River.

·      Plant research:  FONA provides financial support for USNA fellows and interns to research the development of drought and disease resistant plants, flowers and trees.

·      Protecting the urban green space:  FONA provides financial and volunteer support to protect the USNA’s world class plant collections.

·      Education:  FONA supports the USNA’s educational offerings, which include collection tours, curator lectures, and expert workshops.  In addition, FONA provides its own public programming, the Washington Youth Garden. WYG maintains a one-acre organic educational garden located on the grounds of the USNA and offers year-round science and nutrition education through school partnerships, field trips, a high-school internship program and family gardening.

·      Community outreach:  FONA works to raise awareness about the USNA among key stakeholders, opinion leaders, and the general public, including two major fundraising events each year on the USNA grounds.

FONA’s Board of Directors seeks to transform the organization into one that provides substantially more support for USNA and is in the early stages of a long term capital campaign. 

We are looking for a visionary, creative and strategic new leader who can lead FONA to this higher level.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Board of Directors through the Chair, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the overall fundraising, program development, and operational success of FONA. The ED works in partnership with the Board of Directors and staff to ensure that the FONA achieves sustainable results in supporting the work of USNA.

The ED holds primary responsibility for developing and implementing strategies to increase fundraising to ensure that FONA supports its mission, particularly to enhance the visitor experience. The incoming leader will

·      manage the organization's operations, including fundraising, outreach, and the Washington Youth Garden,

·      help develop and advance strategic goals approved by the Board,

·      build and enhance relationships with members, donors, the USNA Director and staff, and other key stakeholders, and

·      represent the organization in outreach to the community.

The ED also has day-to-day management of the staff, budgeting, finance, and board relations. 

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

·      Excellent oral, written, listening and interpersonal skills; in particular, the ability to communicate well with and relate to donors, members, key stakeholders, volunteers, staff and others.  Experience with using social media as a communication tool—preferred.

·      Proven fundraising skills at the seven figure plus level, and demonstrated success in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors, foundations, and strategic partners.

·      Experience working collaboratively and effectively with the board of directors of a nonprofit organization, particularly engaging them in the fundraising process.

·      Experience in leading, training and mentoring staff.

·      Experience in planning, budgeting, non-profit finance, and marketing.

·      A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university—required; an advanced degree(s) and a record of continuing professional development—preferred.

·      A minimum of 8 years demonstrated nonprofit development/management experience.

·      An interest in or experience with horticulture issues—preferred.

Desired Personal Characteristics:

·      Possessing personal qualities of maturity, honesty, integrity, and credibility.

·      A relationship builder who engenders confidence, motivates others, and works collaboratively.

·      Possessing excellent leadership and people skills.

·      A self-starter with good judgment who can balance priorities, manage tasks and meet deadlines.

·      Enthusiasm for promoting the work of FONA and addressing its critical issues to ensure overall organizational success and strength.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous paid time off, health insurance, short- and long–term disability, an IRA with employer match, and the ability to work with creative, talented and diverse individuals. 

Application deadline is March 26, 2014. Please submit a position-specific cover letter, resume and recent salary history to jobs@fona.org.

FONA is an equal opportunity employer.

22. Soil Scientist Student Internship - Monogahela National Forest, VA

The Monongahela National Forest is outreaching for  qualified and interested students for a Soil Scientist Trainee GS- 0499-04  position with the US Forest Service on the Monongahela National Forest with a duty station in Elkins, WV.  This outreach is open from the period of February 26, 2014 to March 19, 2014.  Please respond by returning the Outreach Notice as indicated in the attached document..

STUDENTS: Please read the outreach. Especially the discussion regarding the OPM requirements for a professional soils position. You will need to be able to meet the OPM requirements by your graduation date to fully complete your internship and potentially convert to the permanent soils position within the agency. If you feel that you may be able to receive enough training within the area of soils to fully qualify (per OPM requirements), please apply.

Please let interested students know the advertisement is expected to be posted to USAJOBS late March to mid-April. Potential applicants need to track for the advertisement on the following website:


Candidates will need to click on the FIND INTERSHIP to begin looking.

Please Contact Stephanie Connolly, Forest Soil Scientist if you have questions, comments, or interest in this position.

Stephanie J. Connolly

Forest Soil Scientist

Monongahela National Forest

200 Sycamore Street

Elkins, WV 26241


(304) 636-1800 ext. 244

23. GIS Analyst and Land Planner Position - Green Infrastructure Center

GIS Analyst and Land Planner Position

The Green Infrastructure Center (www.gicinc.org), a Charlottesville-based nonprofit environmental planning firm, seeks a GIS Analyst/Land Planner to remotely asses natural and cultural resources at a landscape scale using geographic information systems (GIS). The GIS Analyst/Land Planner will help clients identify strategies to protect and enhance natural assets and recommend land plans and policies to conserve the most critical resources.  GIS responsibilities include using mapping, analyzing and prioritizing natural and cultural resources for state, regional and local sales. Other responsibilities include analyzing comprehensive plans, zoning, and ordinances, project management including budget administration and fundraising, coordination with communities, clients, and subcontractors, and reporting.

Applicant Qualifications:

Required: Minimum of a Masters Degree in environmental planning, environmental science, natural resources management or geography and minimum 2 years relevant GIS experience required. Must be proficient in ArcGIS. 

Also Preferred: Knowledge of GIS extensions such as spatial analyst and python scripting and graphic design, map layout skills, public speaking and teaching experience.

Physical: The office is located in the urban area of Charlottesville VA. Applicants must be able to work independently and live within 50 miles of the office. In addition, the position requires applicants to be physically fit to hike over rough terrain for field checking data.  The position also requires multi-state travel.

Compensation: Salary range from $45,000 to $55,000 annually (dependent on experience) plus health and vacation benefits.  Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three work references to kline@gicinc.org no later than Friday March 7. No phone calls please.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to submit a portfolio of map layouts and a writing sample.

24. Outdoor Education Intern - Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center

Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Office of Environmental Literacy & Outdoor Education

General Statement of Work:

Serves as an intern by assisting the instructional staff for the environmental literacy programs of AACPS. Assisting in teaching of students in an outdoor environment, maintaining, developing and creating lesson materials, training volunteers and maintaining tanks and other equipment. Opportunities for professional development and networking in the field of environmental education.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities: These examples are illustrative and not all inclusive: 
1.      Instructs and implements lessons as a part of the Environmental Literacy field experience.
2.      Assists the Outdoor Education Teacher Specialist and Outdoor Educator with parent in-services.
3.      Organizes the set up and break down of necessary equipment and materials needed for instructional programs and activities.
4.      Assists in developing instructional materials and activities for use in the outdoor education program.
5.      Directs and oversees dining hall meal procedures.
6.      Assists parents and teachers with instructional activities and programs as assigned.
7.      Maintains tree nursery and native plant gardens as a part of the environmental and outdoor education center.
8.      Assists with aquaculture maintenance.
9.      Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervision and Guidance Received:

Works under the general supervision of the Coordinator of Environmental Literacy and Outdoor Education. Works under the immediate direction and supervision of the Outdoor Educator and/or other professional staff member.

Qualification Requirements
1.      A BS/BA from an accredited college or university. Preference of course work and/or studies in environmental education, environmental management, outdoor education, elementary or secondary education, recreation or a related field.
2.      Ability to work as a team member and show patience when working with students, teachers, administrators, fellow employees, parents, volunteers and the general public.
Send cover letter and resume by March 21, 2014 to:

Heather McCarthy, 
Office of Environmental Literacy and Outdoor Education
AACPS Office of Environmental Literacy
Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center
975 Indian Landing Road

Millersville, Maryland 21108

(410) 222-3822

25. Education Specialist - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Education Specialist – Applications received prior to March 15th will receive full consideration
Please email resume and cover letter to haddonm@si.edu (Write in the subject field “Education Specialist Position”) or send by regular mail to the address below.

Mark Haddon, Education Director
Smithsonian Environmental
Research Center
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037

$42,631 annual, with a comprehensive benefits package contingent upon the availability of adequate funding in subsequent years. This is NOT a federal position.

Full-time, 40 hours/week. Position to be filled ASAP.
Location of work: Philip D. Reed Education Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
(SERC), Edgewater, MD.
Major Duties are to effectively coordinate and implement SERC’s K-8 environmental education program
that offers activities involving education staff, scientists, K-8 audiences, and the general public.
 Coordinates all aspects of elementary and middle school programs conducted on SERC property:
o Receives reservation requests from teachers and group leaders interested in one of three
grade levels of environmental education activities: K-3rd, 4th– 6th, or 6th– 8th
o Assists in the planning and logistics of various campus activities.
o Conducts teacher/parent training workshops in the spring and fall, coordinates docent scheduling for K-8 programs, and directs interns, docents, teachers, and parents on the day of the field trip.

 Serves as SERC’s point of contact for K-8 programs. This includes attending workshops,
conferences and fairs to disseminate SERC’s education materials and program information,
sending fliers and communicating with various community organizations by email or telephone.
 Assists Education Director in reviewing program content and logistics and in performing program
evaluations to measure effectiveness or objectives.
 Maintains a database on computer with group information including location, size, and program
and assists with monthly reports to summarize audiences served by SERC’s education programs.
 Coordinates, schedules, and tracks docent activities pertaining to elementary and middle school
programs at SERC.
 Manages all aspects of Summer Camps at SERC including scheduling of individual camps,
staffing, transportation, finances, safety, and after-camp care.
 Handles all transactions/purchases in the Education Dept that require use of a credit card.
Coordinates with other education staff in purchasing equipment, supplies, and services.

26. Environmental Educator/Naturalist - Audobon Naturalist Society (Woodend Nature Sanctuary)

The Audubon Naturalist Society, the largest and oldest independent environmental organization in the Washington, DC region seeks a seasonal, part-time naturalist to work with our environmental science programs in the Environmental Education Department. Position located at the Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD. Casual, friendly work environment.

Position Responsibilities:
Teach and lead ANS Environmental Science Programs
Serve as ANS contact for programs including afterschool, school programs, camps, birthday parties, and family programs

Experience working with children a must (Ages 4-13)
Experience leading informal environmental education lessons/programs
Must have own transportation

Desired Qualities:
Experience with natural history of Maryland
Experience working/teaching in an outdoor setting
Ability to work independently
Outgoing and friendly
Organized and ability to multitask
Excellent communication skills

General Schedule: Averages 10-35 hours/week seasonally depending upon availability

Pay: $14/hour; this position does not offer additional benefits.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume by email to:
Jen Wolfe jen.wolfe@anshome.org or James Robey james.robey@anshome.org
For more information about ANS please visit our website – www.anshome.org

Application Deadline: March 5, 2014

Audubon Naturalist Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

27. Summer Environmental Education Internship - Audobon Naturalist Society

Interested in a challenging and rewarding job outdoors this summer? Do you enjoy working with children of all ages exploring nature, doing “hands on” environmental education, and having old fashioned camp fun?

About Our Camp
The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) seeks highly motivated and creative individuals for the 2014 Camp Audubon season. Camp Audubon offers day and overnight programs for children ages 4-17. Camps are based at our beautiful nature sanctuaries in Chevy Chase, MD and Leesburg, VA, as well as at the Smith Education Center in Rockville, MD. All camps are located in lively and fun towns, minutes from our nation’s capital. ANS provides a dynamic work environment with a friendly, creative, and knowledgeable staff. Take a look at our camp catalog at www.anshome.org/camp to see what we are all about.

General Schedule and Position Descriptions
Interns assist teachers/naturalists at Camp Audubon and progress to planning and leading lessons by the end of summer. Paid training, great experience, and resume building opportunity.

Camp Audubon in Chevy Chase, MD is a 10 week, full-time summer internship with stipend. Training starts June 9 and camp ends August 15. Eight positions available. (No on-site housing. Housing assistance available if needed.) Stipend $2000 for the summer.

Camp Audubon in Leesburg, VA has both a 9 week and a 5 week, full-time summer internship with stipend. (No on-site housing. Housing assistance available if needed.) Stipend $200 per week.

Camp Audubon in Rockville, MD is a 2 week, full-time summer internship with stipend.  Training takes place the week of June 9 followed by 2 weeks of camp starting August 4 and ending August 15. Two positions available. (No on-site housing. Housing assistance available if needed.) Stipend $600 for the summer (includes week of training).

Applicants must have a high school degree
Experience working with children
Basic knowledge of natural history/biology
Must love working outside
CPR/First Aid/AED certification (provided by ANS)

How to Apply
E-mail cover letter and resume to kvernon@audubonnaturalist.org or mail to Audubon Naturalist Society, Attention: Summer Camp Director, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. For questions call 301-652-9188 x15. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.

Employment contingent upon successful FBI and state background check. ANS is an equal opportunity employer.

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