Full and Part-time Opportunities


Updated 01/20/19: 

The Johnson Laboratory: Amphibian Field Technician

Bay Area

The Johnson Laboratory is accepting a qualified amphibian field technician to assist in the field in the beautiful Bay Area of California beginning in May and concluding in August 2019.

The Johnson laboratory has made it our mission to sincerely commit to promoting diversity! This search is open to all candidates from any race, color, religion, ethnic, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status especially those from underrepresented groups in science.

The Johnson Laboratory is accepting a full-time qualified field crew technician to assist in the field sampling season and laboratory analysis in the Bay Area of California beginning in May and concluding near the end of August 2019. The primary responsibilities of this individual will be to perform an in-depth field sampling protocol focusing on amphibians, fish and invertebrates within pond ecosystems. This will include (i) macro and micro identification of amphibians, fish, invertebrates, and parasites (10%) (ii) performing field sampling techniques such as but not limited to: dipnet, seine, visual survey, pathogen swabbing, and transects (40%), (iii) necropsy of freshwater snails for parasite isolation (40%), and (iiii) data entry (10%). In addition, these individuals will be expected to assist with equipment maintenance and disinfection. Salary will be based on experience ($12.50-14.00 per hour).  Housing at field station is required however fee will be covered by the laboratory.

To apply for our amphibian field technician position email an application package that should include (i) a cover letter that states your specific necropsy experiences, previous scientific research experiences, a statement of how you will support diversity and inclusion in our team, and why you would like to work for the Johnson Laboratory specifically, (ii) a current CV (iii), contact information for three professional references (include email and phone number) and your availability for a start date (must be able to start by May 10th 2019).  Please send the compiled application package into a PDF (one document) and email to dana.calhoun@colorado.edu with the position title “CA Field Technician” in the subject line by February 11, 2019.

Closing Date: February 11th

Caldwell Compliance: Regulatory Compliance Specialist 

Pleasanton, Ca.

Caldwell Compliance, a small business specializing in telecom regulatory compliance management (FCC NEPA and environmental compliance) in Pleasanton, CA is looking for entry-level regulatory compliance analysts with environmental science undergrad backgrounds. The position is fulltime and pays $18-$20 an hour. Graduating seniors are preferred.

Application Details: please contact Michael Way at michaelway@caldwellcompliance.com or read this flyer. 

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UCCE: Specialty Crops Cooperative Extension Advisor

Alameda, CA
The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for specialty crops will conduct a locally-based extension and applied research program with a broad focus on problem-solving, applied research and extension educational programming for small, medium, and large scale commercial farmers. This position will provide expertise in all aspects of crop production including soils, irrigation, crop scheduling, nutrition, and integrated pest management with an emphasis on high value specialty
crops that promote economic viability in these urban edge counties. The CE advisor will also address critical issues related to the sustainability of agriculture in the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) such as marketing,
agri-tourism, local food networks, ag-urban interface problems, agricultural land conservation, new farmer education, compliance with food safety, labor, pesticide, and water quality regulations. Key clientele include growers, farm managers, pest control advisers, allied industries, commodity groups, irrigation districts, conservation and environmental
groups, public agencies such as the local County Agriculture and Weights and Measures Departments and CDFA, and consumers.

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Closing Date: February 8th

Updated 1/13/19: 

The Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve: Conservation Information Manager

UC Santa Barbara

The Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve Conservation Information Manager  oversees GIS and technology projects related to the operations, management, and research at the Preserve. Owned and protected by The Nature Conservancy, the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve was made possible due to the vision and generosity of Jack and Laura Dangermond, who in December 2017 donated $165 million to The Nature Conservancy—the single largest gift in the history of the organization—to purchase this globally significant natural area and protect it forever.

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Closing Date: January 21st

Recology: Waste Zero Specialist

Vallejo, Ca| San Carlos, Ca

Under close supervision, responsible for the coordination, implementation and administration of designed recycling programs through a comprehensive approach involving education, community-wide services, pick-up and processing of recyclable materials from residential, industrial and commercial customers.

  • Develops and delivers effective public education programs in franchise cities that fulfill contract requirements and support regional sustainability goals.
  • Serves as Company representative and primary contact for city staff and elected officials, as well as regional organizations, associations, and Chambers.
  • Prepares and delivers speeches and presentations within the community for customers.
  • Contributes content for media such as social media, ads, annual reports to cities, presentations, and other communications material to promote the company and its services.
  • Coordinates recycling programs with local jurisdictions and educates existing and new customers on program elements and related services.
  • Monitors and researches relevant public policy issues that impact various operational and business practices of the Company.
  • Maintains and updates all documents required by law and company policy.
  • Travels frequently to various offsite meetings.

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Union of Concerned Scientist: Western States Outreach Coordinator

Oakland, Ca.

In California, Oregon, and Washington, UCS is working to advance renewable energy, clean transportation, and climate solutions. To help further these campaigns, we seek a quick-learning, creative, organized, and outgoing person to join our Western States team as an Outreach Coordinator in our California office in downtown Oakland. The Outreach Coordinator will develop and implement campaign organizing activities, engage activists and scientific experts in online and in-person actions, and build relationships with strategic partners in ways that complement the work of analytic and policy staff. You will be joining a team of California-based colleagues who are working to further West Coast leadership on clean vehicles and freight, fuels, energy, climate, and infrastructure issues as we provide much-needed examples to the world of how to de-carbonize a major economy while preparing for the unavoidable impacts of a changing climate and delivering equitable solutions that benefit all communities.

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Closing Date: February 3rd

Updated 1/6/19: 

City of Colombia: Bicycle/Pedestrian Transportation Planner- Planning & Development Services

Columbia, SC

This position performs professional and technical work in current and long-range programs related to the development and implementation of transportation plans and policies, capital improvements, infrastructure development and other City projects and programs; and implementation of the community’s pedestrian and bicycle master plan (Walk Bike Columbia) and the active transportation system for the City; and performs related work as assigned. This position supports educational and encouragement activities related to public outreach with regard to active transportation. This is a highly visible position that requires significant contact with the public, neighborhood groups, and public sector staff across numerous levels of jurisdiction. The incumbent works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision. The position requires knowledge of the principals and practices of transportation and active transportation.

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PeopleForBikes Coalition: Manager, Federal Affairs

Washington, DC

The PeopleForBikes Coalition is seeking a full-time manager of federal affairs whose primary responsibility will be monitoring, tracking, and advocating for policies in key sectors, including infrastructure, transportation, public lands, tax, environment and trade. Additionally, this person will assist in managing relationships with Capitol Hill, federal agencies, the White House, and partner organizations.

The PeopleForBikes Coalition is the U.S. bicycle industry association that works to unite millions of Americans, thousands of businesses, and hundreds of communities to make bicycling better for everyone. PeopleForBikes works to increase government bike project investments, improve bike infrastructure and related policy, support bike industry initiatives, award grants to support innovative local bike projects, promote bicycling and its benefits, and back crucial local and state bicycling initiatives. We are a member-based organization whose constituents consist of companies in the bicycle industry and 1.3 million grassroots supporters.

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PeopleForBikes Coalition: Marketing Director

Boulder, CO

PeopleForBikes focuses on making bike riding better for everyone. We help riders of all kinds and abilities enjoy better bike riding experiences. We advocate at the local, state and federal level to get bicycling projects completed. We love to work with people who are as passionate as we are to create a better world for bikes.

The PeopleForBikes Marketing Director presents many stories of bike riding success. Utilizing channels ranging from retail stores to digital, built environments and advertising, the Marketing Director promotes our brand by creating impactful events, inspiring content and targeted communications. He or she builds the strategy and directs the team that guides and inspires riders, retailers and suppliers through their journey to better riding of all kinds.

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TransForm: Various Positions

TransForm promotes walkable communities with excellent transportation choices to connect people of all incomes to opportunity, keep California affordable and help solve our climate crisis.

With diverse partners we engage communities in planning, run innovative programs and win policy change at the local, regional and state levels.

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Republic Services: Recycling Coordinator

Pacheco, Ca

The Recycling Coordinator develops and implements recycling and diversion programs and assists in the promotion of the Company’s recycling efforts. The Recycling Coordinator works directly with the Company’s customer base via telephone, onsite visits, events, trade shows and outreach educational programs to identify and educate them on proper recycling techniques to improve the quality of materials received at our Recycling Center(s).

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Updated 01/20/19: 

Alameda County Resource Conservation District: Sunol AgPark Watershed Educator

Alameda, CA|Work Study
Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE) is seeking a part-time administrative assistant to provide our organization general office support, data entry, education development, and assistance with a variety of events and projects. We are looking for someone who will be able to work throughout the 2018 spring semester, with the possibility of an extension. We will work with the candidate to create a flexible schedule. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with nonprofit work, food/agriculture policy, project development, social networking, Salesforce, website design, and event planning.
Application Details

Closing Date: February 8th

University of South Dakota: Sustainable RIVER Research Opportunity 

Vermillion, SD|Paid
This REU Site awarded to the University of South Dakota, located in Vermillion, SD, will support the training of 11 students for 10 weeks during the summer. The dates for 2019 are 28 May through 2 August.  REU students participating in the Sustainable RIVER project will examine the functioning and management of the Missouri River as a lens through which to study complex, interdisciplinary systems. Through individual research projects with faculty mentors from USD’s multi-disciplinary Missouri River Institute, students will address the question of how invasive elements in the Missouri River and its uplands affect the sustainability of the river and the humans who depend on it. Students will also meet as a team weekly to integrate their knowledge gained from the individual projects to create a team project to address the question of how we can cultivate a more resilient Missouri River that meets the needs of multiple stakeholders and sustains diverse, functioning ecosystems.

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Closing Date: February 15th

Pesticide Action Network: Farmer Justice Fellow 

Sacramento, CA|Paid

The fellowship program is a commitment of 140 hours per month (~ 35 hours per week), for a period of 6 months.

The Fellow is provided with ample support from their supervisor and the coordinator of the Fellowship Program, but are expected to do most of their day-to-day work independently. We work to ensure that each fellowship is crafted to meet the Fellow’s, as well as PAN’s, goals. To help with this, the Fellow is expected to think about their own goals for the fellowship and to include these in their cover letter.

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Updated 12/12/18: 

Tomales Bay Watershed Council: Field Technician

The Tomales Bay Watershed Council is looking for part-time help performing field water quality sampling for a long-term water quality monitoring program in the Tomales Bay watershed.  The assistance is needed one day a month (generally the first Tuesday of the month), and on five consecutive Tuesdays in the summer and winter months.  The total commitment would be approximately 18 sampling days over the year.  The focus area would be seven sampling sites in south and east shore tributaries from Point Reyes Station to Tomales, as well as coordination with samples collected by oyster growers.

Duties would include the collection of water samples from tributary streams and the bay; calibration, use and proper maintenance of hand-held electronic field meters to collect physical and chemical measurements of ambient stream conditions (water temperature, specific conductance & salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, discharge) in tributary streams;  operation of laboratory equipment to analyze water samples for measures of turbidity; coordination with other project field staff and the contract laboratory to ensure proper handling and custody of water samples; data entry of field and laboratory results; coordinating with program manager about needed supplies and equipment and logistical challenges.

The position requires the use of personal transportation, a good attention to detail and record keeping, ability to work safely in all weather conditions and the ability to adapt to sometimes  rapidly-changing field conditions.  Paid field staff will need to carry their own general liability insurance and enter into a contract with the Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation.  Compensation range possible from $17-$25/hr dependent on experience.

Application Details: contact robcarson@tomalesbaywatershed.org

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Children’s Day School: Middle School Food and Agricultural Science Teacher Position

San Francisco, CA|Paid
We are seeking an experienced, talented, and energetic Food and Agricultural Sciences teacher to complete the 2018-2019 school year. The Food & Agricultural Sciences Teacher will collaborate and co-teach with the current Food & Agricultural Sciences Teacher to design and teach classes in grades 5-8 and work alongside students in the kitchen classroom and roof top garden. Additionally, the Food & Agricultural Sciences Teacher will demonstrate an understanding and passion for the program’s core curricular objectives: to understand the story of our food and how it impacts our environment, human health, and our communities.  Students graduate understanding the complexity of our current food systems and its remarkable growth and expansion as well as its failures. They explore topics around the challenges with climate change, food waste, natural resource usage, biodiversity, social injustices, human health and consumer responsibility.
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ReGrained: Brand Ambassador 

Remote Location|Part Time|Paid

Our Brand Ambassadors are passionate people who are filled with purpose that fuels ReGrained’s ability to achieve its mission of reducing waste and feeding people. You will conduct demos, introduce products to customers, provide product education, and promotes sales in the store or at events.
Demos will be at various grocery retailers & markets. Shifts are typically 3 hours. You will be expected to
work 1-2 shifts per week, on either weekends or weekdays. Your schedule can be very flexible to
accommodate your other commitments. $15/hr + Opportunity for bonuses.

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