Monday, August 3, 2015

Sustainability Communications Manager

You will have to go to this page<>, click "external applicant," and then search "sustainability."

Northwestern University

Job Summary:
The Sustainability Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the sustainability communications plan in support of the strategic plan for sustainability. This includes development and management of the website for the office of sustainability, developing written materials and digital copy and maintaining social media accounts.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Lead development and implementation of Sustainability Communications Strategy in support of the Strategic Plan for Sustainability.   
  • Manage creation, launch, content development and support of new Northwestern 'SustainNU' website.       
  • Lead creation strategy for SustainNU social media strategy including SustainNU twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • Lead the creation, development, and distribution of sustainability print communications ' SustainNU Green Guide, Eco-Rep Handbook - and SustainNU newsletter.
  • Manage SustainNU Eco-Rep Program (50+ students).
  • Support additional NU programming including Green Cup, zero-waste events, sustainability in NU athletics, and STAR.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Completed or currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in related field: Journalism, media and marketing, PR, etc.
  • Experience with Web development and maintaining digital tools and resources including HTML email campaigns and dedicated web pages
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, work independently and in collaboration with team members
  • Good analytical and technical skills, project and management skills, solid communication skills, creative, innovative thinker, action-oriented, versatile, ability to adapt in dynamic environment, resourceful and honest.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree with specialization in environmental sciences or energy.
  • Computer software & hardware knowledge and proficiency, including: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, web standards including accessibility and usability, content management systems, PHP, SQL, Subversion, FTP Clients, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, some Flash, MS Office.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Breakfast with the Bison

Breakfast with the Bison, August 29, 9:00 till noon at our Lorado Taft Field Campus near Oregon.  We will begin at Lorado Taft with talks from Dr. Holly Jones and Dr. Nick Barber about the Nachusa Grasslands – plant restoration and the animals that can be found in the grasslands.  After the talk there will be a tour of Nachusa Grasslands where we hope to see Bison.  There is probably about a 50% chance of seeing one.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Job Openings @ EPA in Chicago - Application Deadlines Friday 7/24


$53,041.00 to $68,950.00 / Per Year


Monday, July 20, 2015 to Friday, July 24, 2015
Job Title:Life Scientist/Physical Scientist (Env)/Chemist
2 vacancies 
These positions are located in the Water Division, Water Quality Branch, Standards Section in Chicago, IL.
At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Review and analyze technical and/or administrative issues in order to implement the water quality standards program under section 303(c) of the Clean Water Act.

- Review and implement environmental standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations. Review program guidance/regulations and provides comments in support of regulatory actions promulgated by the agency in a program or policy area.

- Provide advice, guidance, and consultation to state, local and/or tribal governments on matters relating to the development, execution, and monitoring of adequate environmental protection policies, plans, and programs.

- Prepare reports defining results of analyses, stating results and making recommendations as appropriate. Communicate effectively and works cooperatively with colleagues, agency management and other contacts outside the agency to gain information and corroboration on findings. Write study proposals, project plans, scientific and technical papers, publications, etc.

- Serve as a water quality standards coordinator for one or more states and/or tribes and as a scientific contact for the development of designated uses, water quality criteria and anti degradation policies consistent with Federal regulations. Provide technical support on implementation of standard.

- Analyze scientific, legal, environmental protection, and/or environmental management issues. Provide technical assistance regarding data review, quality assurance and sampling techniques to Regional staff, state and local agencies, private industry, and the general public. Prepares reports defining results of analyses, stating results and making recommendations as appropriate.

To qualify for the GS-09 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience defined as experience with water quality management programs under the Clean Water Act, such as monitoring and assessment, total maximum daily loads, water quality standards, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, enforcement/compliance assistance, and/or non-point source management OR master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the academic discipline



$76,919.00 to $100,000.00 / Per Year


Monday, July 20, 2015 to Friday, July 24, 2015

Job Title:Geologist/Physical Scientist (Environmental)
MANY vacancies
This position is located in Region 5, Superfund Division, Remedial Response Branch #2, Remedial Response Section #7 located in Chicago, IL.
You will:

- Advise Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) on proper scopes of work for planning and conducting site hydrogeological investigations. Review remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) work plans, RI/FS draft reports, and other technical documents for hydrogeological technical accuracy and content.

- Serve as a senior staff technical authority within the Superfund program to provide groundwater expertise for cleanup projects. Design, supervise and conduct or oversee groundwater investigations.

- Serve as a Remedial Project Manager (RPM) on sites regulated by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). Assess CERCLA hazardous waste sites for the purpose of identifying and measuring public health and welfare and environmental threats, identifying remedial alternatives, and recommending and implementing remedies.

- Participate in a variety of meetings conducted internally, with Agency contractors, with the public, and/or with other Federal and/or State agencies to discuss technical aspects of remediation. Conduct training sessions on hydrogeological investigations and clean-ups, for the Superfund Division and Regional staff.

- Oversee EPA contractors performing hydrogeological field work to ensure that the work conforms to EPA requirements.

To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience defined as conducting hydrogeological studies; using computer water modeling software; and working knowledge of geological and hydrogeological practices and techniques.