Organic Lawn Care Technician (Full-Time)
03/01/13 to 12/01/13
Are you self-disciplined, driven, and interested a career that allows you to work independently in the great outdoors? If so, Good Nature Organic Lawn Care may have the position you are looking for. Primarily responsible for accurately applying environmentally friendly fertilizers to our clients properties. You'll need to work quickly and carefully while being friendly to both associates and clients. No experience necessary. Long term growth potential. Visit our Career page to apply now.
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Ohio History Service Corps Community Surveyor (Part-Time)
09/10/12 to 10/31/13
The Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) has been chosen by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office to participate in the Ohio History Service Corps Program. The job is available for the next program year, which starts September 10, 2012 and ends August 31, 2013.
CRS is seeking an Ohio History Service Corps Community Surveyor. The individual chosen should be a college graduate with training in historic preservation, architecture, or architectural history. The Community Surveyor will survey architecture in under-represented neighborhoods of Cleveland and the inner-ring suburbs. The Community Surveyor will be compensated with a stipend, health coverage and training. The candidate selected may also attend classes or work another job during the term of the contract. Upon completion of 1,700 hours, the Community Surveyor will also receive an educational award of $5,550.
Natural history internships (Internship)
06/01/13 to 09/28/13
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Kirtlandia Society are pleased to announce the availability of ten paid summer internships for college undergraduates to work with curators and staff on research in the fields of:
- Invertebrate Zoology/Entomology
- Invertebrate Paleontology
- Physical Anthropology
- Vertebrate Zoology
- Wildlife Resources
Further information on this program, the Kirtlandia Society Research Internships (formerly known as the "Adopt-A-Student Program"), can be found on the CMNH website.
Program Manager (Full-Time)
05/08/13 to 07/01/13
The Program Manager is responsible for implementation of a portion of Trust for Public Land Ohio's Green Infrastructure Program. This position will assist the Program Director in carrying out assigned aspects of the design and pre-development of green infrastructure (GI) projects.
The Program Manager will report to the Program Director. The position involves forming collaborative relationships with the legal, technical and outreach staff of the program's first client, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, in order to expedite the pre-development process of various GI projects within the City of Cleveland. Critical tasks include vetting project locations and designs with relevant municipal staff and community organizations, facilitating negotiation of numerous property interest and other agreements, engaging the community in project design, and identifying opportunities to incorporate additional benefits for the community into the projects.
• Project Reconnaissance: During the early stage of each contract, participate in a needs assessment process with client that establishes protocols with client's legal staff, examines each project in detail. Conduct in the field survey of each assigned GI site.
• Civic Relations: Build effective working relationships with representatives of public agencies and non-profit organizations. For the Cleveland GI program, these could include staff of various City's Departments, Cleveland City Council, community development corporations, and other organizations.
• Project-specific Requirements: Facilitate, on behalf of clients 1) the acquisition of fee simple or easement interests in private properties directly impacted by GI project plans, 2) the execution of various project agreements, easements and license agreements with municipal agencies for public properties impacted, 3) the execution of agreements and easements with certain private building owners to connect their existing drainage systems to the new GI infrastructure, 4) other related duties as assigned.
• Community-level Engagement: Organize and participate in project-specific community meetings aimed at garnering public input into and support for GI project designs and conducting all necessary follow-up activities.
• Project Enhancement: Coordinate with other staff and/or consultants, in recommending to client(s) cost-effective enhancements to GI projects, such as demonstration rain gardens, that will provide further benefits to the communities in which they are located. Further identify and advance feasible opportunities for supplemental community benefits, such as parks, located on or near GI project sites that could be built concurrently with or following the client's program.
• Partnership Development: Identify take-out partners for certain enhancement or supplemental community benefits projects. Develop stewardship plans and agreements with take-out agencies.
• Project management: Assist in developing and updating tracking and reporting systems. Collaborate with other GI team members on developing and sharing best practices.
• Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three (3) years of work experience in the field of community development, project management or another related field is required. Master's degree in Urban Planning, Urban Affairs, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, MBA or JD is a plus
• Real estate development, real estate acquisition, real estate law, commercial real estate lending, green infrastructure or closely-related background is strongly preferred
• Experience with the negotiating process and demonstrated skill at reaching consensus agreements
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with a broad range of personalities, cultures, and work styles
• Excellent written and oral communication, skill including experience with public speaking
• Work experience in Cleveland, Ohio is preferred
• Ability and willingness to attend evening and weekend meetings
• Experience within an environmental or conservation organization a plus
• Possess valid driver's license. Some local travel required.
• Expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required, and Microsoft Project a plus.
Coastal Training Program Assistant (Part-Time)
02/22/13 to 05/30/13
The Ohio Coastal Training Program at the Ohio Division of Wildlife's Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking a motivated and outgoing individual to aid the Coastal Training Program with training, technical assistance, and collaborative research to support climate resilient and sustainable communities in Ohio's Lake Erie watershed. The Program Assistant will serve an integral role in the Ohio Coastal Training Program (CTP), assisting with development and implementation of programs that build local capacity and reduce barriers to low impact development (LID), green infrastructure, and other climate resilient land use and development practices that minimize impacts on coastal wetlands, watersheds, and Lake Erie. S/he will work directly with the CTP Coordinator and will regularly interact with agency and organizational partners, advisory committees, local government and private sector professionals and officials, and the public. The position is located at the Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve in Huron, OH. The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a state-federal partnership of 28 protected areas that practice and promote stewardship of coasts and estuaries through innovative research, education, and training (www.nerrs.noaa.gov). For additional information about the Old Woman Creek NERR, visit www.oldwomancreek.org.
The Program Assistant will serve a key role in management of the Ohio Coastal Training Program. Specifically, the Program Assistant will be responsible for:
•Assisting the CTP Coordinator with the coordination, development, and execution of training programs and stakeholder input meetings, including facilitation of small breakout sessions and synthesis of recommendations and information exchange.
•Coordinating with project partners and participating in team and advisory meetings, which will require periodic day trips to locations across the Lake Erie basin.
•Developing multi-media case studies of LID projects, including details such as site designs, cost information, and hydrologic and water quality performance. The case studies will be incorporated into workshop content, tools, and technical guidance for stormwater professionals.
•Researching and synthesizing climate change impacts on Lake Erie coastal wetlands, watersheds, and communities and identifying potential adaptation and mitigation strategies.
•Administering online course registration, evaluation, and web-based training technologies.
•Assisting with program marketing, including development of press releases, flyers, website content, and newsletters.
•Providing partial weekend staffing for a coastal wetland visitor center with interactive science exhibits, answering public inquiries and orienting visitors to Old Woman Creek NERR.
•Other duties as assigned.
This is a part-time, grant-funded position compensated at the rate of $13.44/hour (state classification: conservation worker). Some evenings and weekends will be required
Bachelor's degree in environmental science, planning, engineering, landscape architecture, biology, ecology, science communication, environmental education or other field focused in coastal or stormwater management with at least 1 year of relevant work experience. Knowledge and experience in water quality protection and stormwater best management practices is highly desired. Strong writing and speaking skills and experience in publication design and formatting with Adobe InDesign® or other publishing software is highly desirable.
Application Process and Deadline:
Expressions of interest and qualifications not to exceed 5 pages may be sent to Reserve Manager Frank Lopez, email@example.com and Program Coordinator Heather Elmer firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Until filled
The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability, or military status in employment or provision of services.
Please direct questions to:
Heather Elmer, Coordinator
Ohio Coastal Training Program
Old Woman Creek NERR