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Prince William County Department of Public Works

Seasonal Employment Opportunity
May – September 2020

The Prince William County Department of Public Works is seeking candidates for seasonal employment to assist the Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch with mosquito surveillance and forest pest related activities. Work will be performed in a variety of functions and will be mostly outdoors. Typical tasks will include, but are not limited to, mosquito surveillance, forest pest monitoring, tree identification and outreach/education; some lab work sorting of mosquitoes and forest pest insects will be involved. Training will be provided.

General Duties and Responsibilities
• Sets out and collects adult mosquito traps in an accurate and timely manner
• Sorts adult mosquitoes and prepares specimens for lab identification and testing
• Assists in tree plot surveys and tree identification using the i-Tree toolset
• Conducts forest pest trapping and surveillance
• Locates, identifies and monitors larval mosquito habitat
• Maintains and inventories assigned equipment
• Organizes trap equipment daily and safely transports equipment to trap sites
• Utilizes and enters data into a comprehensive database
• Conducts site visits relating to mosquito and forest pest inquiries
• Educates the general public through a variety of outreach/education adult and child activities
• Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
• Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
• Must be able to communicate effectively in English
• Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (flexible schedule may be accommodated)

Preferences
• Some college coursework in a related field of study (Biology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Agricultural, etc.)
• Experience performing duties outdoors in a variety of terrain and weather conditions
• Experience working independently
• Experience with collecting data in the field
• Ability to identify tree species native to Virginia

Salary & Benefits
• $10-14/hour based on relevant education and experience
• No benefits; however, college students may be eligible to apply for college credit
Please send resumes to Jean Beard at JBeard@pwcgov.org. For more information, please call 703-792-6279.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

ORISE Research Participation Programs – Current EPA Research Opportunities

https://orise.orau.gov/epa/current-research-opportunities.html



U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Research Opportunity on HLB-Resistant Transgenic Citrus

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDA-ARS-2020-0041

Deadline: February 13, 2020 3:00pm EST


Anacostia Watershed Society

VACANCY: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR

The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) seeks a full-time Environmental Educator to inspire and inform youth of all ages about the wonders of the natural world, particularly the workings of the Anacostia Watershed. Through AWS’s environmental education programs, this position will teach watershed education in area classrooms, lead field trips on the Anacostia River, conduct teacher trainings, and engage students in meaningful service learning projects. In addition, the Environmental Educator will provide information to and recruit area schools and teachers to participate in AWS programs. The Environmental Educator is a member of the Education Team, works directly with the Manager of Education, and works collaboratively across the organization. The Environmental Educator is an integral part of the organization and will be an exciting opportunity to contribute to the watershed’s restoration and the engagement of diverse communities, partners, and other stakeholders to deliver on our mission to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed by bringing partners and communities together to achieve a clean and safe Anacostia River for the benefit of all living in its watershed and for future generations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Experience working as an educator with a demonstrated interest and/or experience in conservation/environmental education preferred. • Experience engaging children/youth and adults with experiential learning is a plus. • Bachelor’s degree is an added plus. • Demonstrated success in effective program design and delivery. • Experienced with community engagement and outreach. • Some medium to heavy lifting (such as canoes, kayaks, landscaping material, Shad and Mussel hatcheries, etc.). • Demonstrated success in working cross functionally to execute on program that will engage partners and members, and drive behavior change. We are offering a competitive compensation package that includes a competitive base salary and benefits package. Salary range is in the low $40Ks depending on experience. Interested applicants should email a résumé formally expressing your interest to askhr@anacostiaws.org

Full description available here: https://www.anacostiaws.org/about-us/employment-and-internships.html


ee360 Community Environmental Education Fellowship 2020

Become an ee360 Community EE Fellow to strengthen your community through a community-based environmental education action project, gain access to two in-person professional development opportunities, and join a growing network of community leaders. Applications for North American applicants are open until February 14, 2020, and professionals of all ages are encouraged to apply. Visit the North American Association for Environmental Education’s website to apply at https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/ee360/ee360-community-ee-fellowship

Deadline: February 14, 2020


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship 

Deadline: February 12, 2020 (for GMU applicants)

Download necessary information for GMU PhD students who wish to apply:

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fact Sheet
Fulbright-Hays DDRA Application Getting Started

Eligibility Parameters:

  • The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students are not eligible.
  • The program funds research in less commonly studied world regions/languages. Projects in western Europe / Canada/ Australia / New Zealand are NOT eligible. Projects in other world regions, including eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, and all parts of Asia are eligible.
  • The applicant must have sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the project, and the project should serve to strengthen and build upon the applicant’s language and regional expertise.  Applicants who need additional language training prior to departure should have a plan to complete that training between now and the proposed start date of the grant.
  • As described in the program announcement, certain fields of study (including environmental science!), world regions, and languages receive “preference,” meaning that extra points will be awarded for applicants in these categories. However, an application need not meet all (or any) listed preferences to be competitive. Please note that while native or heritage speakers of a language are eligible and welcome to apply, they will not receive preference points for language; only students who are using the grant to further their acquired proficiency and conduct research in a non-native language.

Point of contact:

Kay Ágoston, PhD
Director of Graduate Fellowships
Office of the Provost
George Mason University
http://gradfellows.gmu.edu


2020 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program

Deadline: February 23, 2020

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) announces the 2020 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). The Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program exposes students to a broad range of disciplines and provides an exciting opportunity for students to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of a CIGLR or GLERL scientist. We seek to use these fellowships to increase diversity in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) and strongly encourage applications from students who identify with groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in government and academic workforces.

Description:

* We are offering nine (9) full-time, twelve-week positions located at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, about 4 miles south of the University of Michigan central campus.
* Fellowships will begin on May 18 and end on August 7.
* Each student will receive a $10,000 stipend, paid in four installments of $2,500. The first payment will be made one month in advance of the start date to help with securing housing and other incidentals for relocation to Ann Arbor. Stipend pay dates will be: 4/13/20, 5/11/20, 6/8/20, and 8/10/20.
* Each student will receive financial support for travel to and from Ann Arbor.
* A vehicle will be provided for local travel to/from the work site for students in need of transportation while in Ann Arbor.

Eligibility:

* The program is limited to currently-enrolled undergraduate (juniors and seniors as of Fall 2020) and graduate students (Master’s and PhD). We will also consider post-baccalaureate or post-masters students who have graduated within the past 12 months of the fellowship (i.e., May 2019 or after), if the position fits directly within a student’s career or academic goals.
* You must be either a U.S. citizen or a foreign national who is residing in the U.S. on a current Student Visa.
* Immediate relatives of any CIGLR or NOAA GLERL employees are not eligible to participate in this program, consistent with NOAA guidelines.

To apply: https://esp.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2020-Great-Lakes-Summer-Fellows-flyer-long-version.pdf


Sea Grant Fellowships 

Go to https://vaseagrant.org/fellowship-research-funding/fellowships/

Upcoming deadlines

++ 2020 Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Policy Fellowship
Deadline: April 24, 2020
Link: https://vaseagrant.org/fellowship-research-funding/fellowships/post-graduate-professional-fellowships/commonwealth-coastal-marine-fellowship/

++ 2020–22 Aquaculture Graduate Research Fellowship
Deadline Extended: March 13, 2020
Link: https://vaseagrant.org/fellowship-research-funding/fellowships/research-fellowships/aquaculture-graduate-research-fellowship/

++2021 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Final deadline: February 21, 2020
Link: https://vaseagrant.org/fellowship-research-funding/fellowships/post-graduate-professional-fellowships/sea-grant-knauss-marine-policy-fellowship/


NASA DEVELOP Program
Greenbelt, MD

Three internship terms each year: fall, spring, summer 

The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting. This is a 10-week paid contracting position open for current students, recent college graduates, and career transitioning professionals including veterans of the Armed Forces. Although the term is only 10 weeks, there are many opportunities to advance through the program to year-long contracts.

Details about the program and how to apply can be found at http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/.  The DEVELOP program has three terms: spring, summer, and fall – the term dates and application windows are updated on the “Apply” page of the DEVELOP website. In addition to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, there are many other locations across the United States.

Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20-29 hours per week for the spring term. Paid positions are funded using a rate determined by application type, education level, and location.


Environmental Jobs/Internships search sites

Environmental Careers Opportunities
SevenseasMedia – Ocean Jobs
The Student Conservation Association Internships
The Environmental Careers Organization
Earth Watch Institute
Idealist.org
Environmental Education Directory
Environment Virginia – Jobs
Smithsonian Institution – Internships
Environmental Career Center
Learnhowtobecome.org – Green Careers
Sustainability Degrees – Careers in Sustainability (info)