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  • January 15, 2021 10:57 AM | Anonymous

    SWACO is currently seeking candidates for the Programs Administrator position. The Programs Administrator is responsible for SWACO programs and initiatives that reduce waste and increase material diversion within the District. Functions may include technical assistance, promotion of programs, facilitating collaborative processes with partners, project management, oversight of assigned program budgets, data collection, and program evaluation to ensure effective implementation of assigned activities. The Programs Administrator also serves as a resource to department staff and participates collaboratively in team activities. The Programs Administrator works directly with the Programs Manager to develop and implement assigned activities.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
    Assist in the development and piloting of new programs and incentives to improve diversion efforts for the business sector. 
    Connect target audiences to local, regional and national resources that assist with reducing waste, such as certification programs.
    Conduct instructional trainings and workshops on best practices for reducing waste.    
    Conduct waste assessments and cost-benefit analyses for target audiences to analyze the feasibility and benefits of implementing various waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting programs 
    Develop and update educational and informational materials related to assigned targeted audiences: program descriptions, summaries, fact sheets, and related website information. 
    Host educational and informational meetings and events for programs as needed; perform program presentations as needed. 
    Promote and provide outreach to program target audiences to convey available services and assistance being offered. 
    Respond to inquiries related to assigned programs; assist program users with delivery and implementation; troubleshoot problems and issues.
    Assist with coordinating and managing SWACO’s educational booth at target audience events.
    Coordinate and communicate with various agencies, businesses, and organizations associated with the programs to ensure effective implementation.
    Develop timelines and benchmarks with goals, objectives, and tasks for completing projects and programs; identify resources, organizations, and personnel required for implementation. 
    Create an annual and quarterly work plan; ensure programs are executed on time. 
    Monitor and report challenges and issues with program implementation.
    Perform research on topics related to programs; identify and communicate local and national trends and opportunities for enhancing programs. 
    Assist in developing budgets for projects and annual cycles related to assigned programs; research and review previous budgets and associated costs.  
    Manage assigned program and project budgets; track spending and appropriate allocations; review monthly profit and loss statements.
    Conduct procurement procedures related to programmatic needs (e.g., Request for Proposal, Request for Qualification).
    Review and develop data collection methods for assigned programs. Ensure programs have an adequate data collection component to measure the impacts of the program. 
    Evaluate the goals and objectives of assigned programs on an annual basis. Assess the program need within the District and how the program aligns with other organizational and department strategies.
    Generate reports on the status and outcomes of programs and projects as needed. 
    Compile information for the Annual Data Report to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. 
    Document, record, and report meeting outcomes.
    Manage partner assignments related to programs. Provide timely and concise follow-up information.
    Work collaboratively and provide support to other departmental staff. 
    Assist with special projects and programs as needed.  
    Perform other duties as assigned. 

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
    Bachelor’s degree in business management, environmental studies, or related field; or equivalent working experience.
    Three to five years’ experience in managing programs.
    Understanding of waste diversion and recycling programs.
    Public speaking and communication skill sets.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
    Familiarity with solid waste objectives, procedures, techniques, and regulations; project management; public relations; and public agencies.
    Ability to work independently. 
    Affinity for team work, transparency, and collaboration. 
    Ability to complete assignments on time. 
    Demonstrated ability to respond to common questions or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community.
    Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government agencies, and the general public by communicating effectively through speech and writing.
    Demonstrated skills in budgeting and contract administration.
    Ability to formulate comprehensive action plans by exercising sound judgment, defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
                     

    CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES
    Valid Ohio Driver’s License.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    While performing the essential duties of this position, the individual is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use fingers, reach with hands and arms, and speak and hear. 
    Specific vision abilities required by this job include near, far, corrected, and the ability to adjust focus. 
    Individual is regularly required to load, transport, unload and setup exhibiting materials that include, but is not limited to, tabling equipment and education materials.

    WORK CONDITIONS
    Office environment with low exposure to heat, cold, noise, and dust.
    Travel may be required in and around Franklin County and surrounding areas.  Travel may include environments that vary based on weather and local business conditions.

  • January 15, 2021 10:49 AM | Anonymous

    Designing, planning, presenting and evaluating awesome summer nature camps

    About Imago Internships

    Imago is a long-standing environmental education organization with an ambitious vision and an exciting mission. Because of our small staff, interns have a real opportunity to have a direct and lasting impact not only on our organization but on the communities that we serve. Not only will your work support Imago, but it will also provide you with useful skills, contacts, and experiences that will serve you in future careers and endeavors.

    About the Summer Nature Camp Internship

    The Summer Nature Camp Intern is an integral part of Imago’s education team who assists in designing and running our summer camp programming. Imago’s nature camps are designed to be hands-on, exploration filled days at Imago’s urban nature preserve. Each camp is a week-long day camp with no overnights. All camps will be run using state and federal COVID guidelines with limited group sizes, strict health protocols, and an emphasis on sanitization of spaces and materials. This is a great opportunity if you are passionate about creating and implementing meaningful outdoor experiences for youth. For more information about Imago’s Summer Camps, visit Imago Summer Camps.

    Qualifications

    1. No previous experience is necessary, but the intern should be self-motivated with

    an interest in learning about natural history as well as environmental education.

    2. Be comfortable teaching and leading children

    3. Be comfortable working outdoors in hot, buggy, cold, muddy, and rainy conditions

    4. Be willing to undergo a Criminal Background Check.

    Schedule and Location

    The internship is approximately 10 weeks- starting in the last week of May and running through the beginning of August. 30-35 hours a week, from 8:30 - 3:30, with some limited flexibility.

    The intern will be based at Imago’s urban nature preserve and education building.

    Compensation

    $150/week stipend.

    To Apply or for Questions Contact Sara Briggs- Education and Camps Coordinator at sbriggs@imagoearth.org


  • January 15, 2021 10:28 AM | Anonymous

    Location: Meadow Ridge Area of Elk Creek, Middletown or other locations as assigned

    Description: This position is a full-time, non-exempt position. Plans and implements or supervises implementation as a working supervisor of maintenance, conservation and land stewardship practices at assigned park locations. Serves as Park Manager in the absence of immediate supervisor.

    For a complete job description and application, please visit our website at https://www.yourmetroparks.net/ or contact the Administrative Office at 513-867-5835.

    Salary: $18.15 - $22.90 per hour, depending on level of experience

    Deliver in person or mail completed application and resume to:

    MetroParks of Butler County
    2051 Timberman Road
    Hamilton, OH 45013
    Attn: Jaime Kimbrough

    Or email ALL documents to employment@YourMetroParks.net

    Closing Date: 4:00 p.m., January 26, 2021

    To be considered for the position, a resume and a completed application must be received by this date.

    MetroParks of Butler County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    All qualified applicants will be considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military status, or genetic information.


  • January 14, 2021 5:40 PM | Anonymous

    The Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention (P2) Internship Program is a summer internship program that pairs student interns with companies in Hamilton, Butler, and Montgomery counties seeking new and innovative approaches to environmental efficiency and conservation. Currently, we are seeking intern applicants for our 2021 host company in Hamilton County, the Cincinnati Art Museum, one of the oldest museums in the country. The museum seeks to implement sustainability programs that protect the renowned art collection while reducing their environmental impact.

    Intern Responsibilities:

    The intern will be given responsibilities that assist his/her/their learning and experience in implementing pollution prevention and sustainability initiatives including:

    • Attend a two-day pollution prevention training, prior to the start of site-specific project work

    • Assist company professionals in facility audits to identify new pollution prevention activities pertaining to waste/ hazardous waste reduction, emissions reduction, water conservation, energy conservation, and manufacturing efficiency

    • Work interdepartmentally to help CAM establish policies and procedures that will support the museum's efforts

    • Research and recommend applicable sustainability certifications

    • Present recommendations to supervisor and technical advisors

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student with at least two years of undergraduate education completed, or be a recent graduate

    • Desired majors include: Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering Majors; Environmental Health and Safety Majors; and Environmental Science and Studies Majors

    • Must have valid driver’s license issued

    • Commit to working full-time for 12 weeks from May until August

    • Provide own housing and transportation

    • Submit progress and final reports

    Hourly Pay: $13/hr

    Application Instructions:

    Email your resume and application form to mary.cropenbaker@hamilton-co.org

    By applying you may also be considered for our other 2021 host companies


  • January 14, 2021 5:35 PM | Anonymous

    The Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention (P2) Internship Program is a summer internship program that pairs student interns with companies in Hamilton, Butler, and Montgomery counties seeking new and innovative approaches to environmental efficiency and conservation. Currently, we are seeking intern applicants for our 2021 host company in Hamilton County, Rhinegeist Brewery, a Cincinnati-based craft brewery known not only for its well-crafted beers and ciders, but also for their commitment to community and sustainability.

    Intern Responsibilities:

    The intern will be given responsibilities that assist his/her/their learning and experience in implementing pollution prevention and sustainability initiatives including:

    • Attend a two-day pollution prevention training, prior to the start of site-specific project work

    • Assist company professionals in facility audits to identify new pollution prevention activities pertaining to waste/ hazardous waste reduction, emissions reduction, water conservation, energy conservation, and manufacturing efficiency

    • Perform Solid Waste Audit

    • Create Solid Waste Management Best Practices

    • Create environmental and carbon footprint analyses and reports

    • Research and evaluate pollution prevention recommendations

    • Present recommendations to supervisor and technical advisors

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student with at least two years of undergraduate education completed, or be a recent graduate

    • Must be at least 21 years of age

    • Desired majors include: Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering Majors; Environmental Health and Safety Majors; and Environmental Science and Studies Majors

    • Must have valid driver’s license issued

    • Commit to working full-time for 12 weeks from May until August

    • Provide own housing and transportation

    • Submit progress and final reports

    Hourly Pay: $15/hr

    Application Instructions:

    • Email your resume and application form to mary.cropenbaker@hamilton-co.org

    • By applying you may also be considered for our other 2021 host companies


  • January 14, 2021 4:05 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Our Land Organics

    Landscape Crew Member - $15 an hour

    Our Land Organics is a small family-based, landscape design build and maintenance company. We are seeking the right person to fill the Crew Member position starting this January 2021. We are looking for someone that wants to help bring regenerative landscapes to life and has a desire to learn and be a part of a growing team. We are plant lovers, soil geeks, and hard working individuals. We encourage growth, education and innovation in this burgeoning field of ecological landscaping and are seeking someone that is interested in growing with the company.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

    All aspects of landscape/garden maintenance and installation including physical tasks such as weeding, pruning, raking, planting, mulching and composting plant beds.

    ● Work with the crew leader and other crew members to install new plant material, assist in hardscape construction, and perform maintenance tasks such as mulching, weeding, spring and fall clean-ups of residential and small commercial properties.

    ● Help ensure that tasks on the schedule are completed in a timely manner

    ● Provide feedback to crew leader on job status, material needs, on-site issues, and other relevant details to each project.

    ● Gardening skills: Pruning small trees and shrubs; weeding, deadheading, cutting back seasonal foliage, transplanting, divisions, planting

    ● General landscape cleanup: plant removal, mulch installation, soil enhancements and planting

    ● Care for and operate chainsaws and other landscape equipment

    ● Work outside in all weather, performing activities including but not limited to: bending, kneeling, lifting, stooping, squatting, reaching and walking on uneven surfaces for long periods of time.

    ● Other duties as needed

    CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

    ● Hard working in a fast paced, physically demanding environment

    ● Ability to creatively and practically solve problems in the field

    ● Ability to provide feedback and solutions on issues in the field

    ● Ability to complete jobs with a high level of quality in the time allotted

    ● Consistent ability to interact with co-workers, customers, and community in a respectful and professional manner.

    ● Dependable and able to work both independently and in a diverse team environment

    ● Ability to lift fifty pounds on a regular basis

    ● Ability to arrive to work on time each day ready to be part of a team

    Earnings and advancement potential commensurate with overall experience and longevity.

    Experience:

    ● Past professional landscaping experience highly desired, knowledge of organic gardening preferred

    ● Plant identification skills for typical Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky gardens a plus

    License:

    ● Drivers (Required) - Clean drivers record

    Work Location:

    ● Multiple locations

    Benefits:

    ● Paid Professional Development

    ● Paid holidays

    ● After one successful season, candidate is eligible for paid time off

    Schedule:

    ● Monday-Friday, This is a full-time, hourly, seasonal position with anticipated start date in early January 2021

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Email resume, cover letter and three references to john@ourlandorganics.org


  • January 14, 2021 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    The farmer will be a team player in creating efficient and regenerative agriculture systems and will work cooperatively to reach higher company goals beyond oneself. The farm is located at one of Ohio's first agicommunities - Aberlin Springs, and our primary goal on the farm is to support all of its community members through CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).


    Compensation:

    Starting $12-$15/ hr.
    Membership in Barefoot Designs weekly CSA program
    35-45 hrs/wk depending on season

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Harvesting
    • Planting
    • Irrigating
    • Packaging for sales
    • Farm infrastructure development


    Qualifications:

    Education level:

    • High school diploma/GED
    • 2 or 4 year degree in horticulture, agronomy, soil science, or any related field (preferred)

    Experience:

    • Any livestock or plant agriculture is a plus

    Specific skills:

    • Time management
    • Mechanically inclined is a plus
    • Familiar with outdoor hand tools (eg. shovels, pruners, wheelbarrows, etc.)

    Personal characteristics:

    • Able to work alone and with others
    • Long term interest in developing an agriculture career
    • Good work ethic
    • Routine oriented

    Physical abilities:

    • Must be comfortable working outside in various conditions
    • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
    • Must be able to carry out daily physical motion activities like squatting, bending, lifting, carrying, etc.

    Certifications:

    • Optional - Chemical/ Fertilizer Applicators License
    • Optional - Permaculture

    Licenses:

    • Possesses a valid driver's license and maintain a good driving record

    General interests:

    • Sustainability
    • Regenerative agriculture
    • Permaculture
    • Food forestry
    • Chickens/ fowl
    • Livestock
    • Organic farming
    • Being outdoors


    To Apply:

    Submit your resume to mitchell.barefootdesign@gmail.com

    Find more information about this company: barefootdesign.org





  • January 14, 2021 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    The coalition seeks a campaign manager to lead a multi-faceted approach to transitioning Ohio’s cities to 100% clean energy through effective implementation of community choice aggregation. In consultation with the coalition members, the campaign manager will also seek to (1) advocate for and support local communities in adopting 100% clean energy aggregation contracts for residents of those municipalities and (2) persuading aggregators to transition their energy supply contract for their member communities to cost-effective, 100% clean energy.

    Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Dayna Baird Payne at dayna@governmentedge.com no later than January 27, 2021. Should you have any questions, please email Dayna at the above email address.



  • December 30, 2020 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Barefoot Design is an ecological oriented company that strives towards building sustainable environments outdoors and for its employees. A successful Crew Leader will instill self worth and enjoyment into the crew members while still driving a highly productive team. Barefoot Design’s home base is located at one of Ohio’s first agri communities - Aberlin Springs, which reflects the company’s mission of building a regenerative culture for the outdoors and the community that is a part of it.

    Compensation:

    Starting $15-$18/ hr.

    Membership in Barefoot Designs weekly CSA program

    Work Hours:

    Monday - Friday 35-45 hrs/wk depending on season

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    ● Takes responsibility to ensure all work is being performed to contract specifications,

    stays in budget, and is of high quality

    ● Provide excellent, on-site relations and communications with clients, crew members,

    and/or subcontractors

    ● Delegate tasks in order of importance to progress projects in a timely fashion

    ● Foster an environment where safety is our most important job

    ● Provide and enforce a positive image of our company at all times

    ● Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    Education level:

    ● High school diploma/GED

    ● 2 or 4 year degree in horticulture or any related field (preferred)

    Experience:

    ● Minimum of two years in the landscape industry

    ● Management (preferred)

    Specific skills:

    ● Personnel management

    ● Time management

    ● Basic knowledge of common plants

    ● Plant pruning

    ● Can operate power equipment (eg. hedgers, blower, string weeder, etc.)

    ● Can communicate with clients and coworkers effectively

    ● Experience with truck and trailer

    Personal characteristics:

    ● Enthusiastic about producing high quality work

    ● Eye for fine details

    ● People skills

    Certifications:

    ● Optional - Chemical Applicators License

    Licenses:

    ● Possesses a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record

    Physical abilities:

    ● Must be comfortable working Outside

    ● Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

    ● Must be able to carry out daily physical motion activities like squatting, bending, lifting, carrying, etc.

    ● Can lead by example and set the pace of work

    ● Mechanically Inclined is a plus


    To Apply:

    Submit your resume to mitchell.barefootdesign@gmail.com

    Find more information about this company: barefootdesign.org 


  • December 18, 2020 8:31 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Donovan Energy

    Learn more here.

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    The Clean Energy Consultant (“Consultant”) has broad knowledge of the technologies, practices, and policies that businesses and organizations can use to save money on energy, reduce carbon emissions, and gain competitive advantage. The Consultant is comfortable meeting with business representatives, utilities, government officials, non-profit organizations, and other energy industry stakeholders. The Consultant has a self-driven, entrepreneurial mindset that drives them to seek creative clean energy solutions for Donovan Energy clients. The Consultant has strong business development skills and is charged with helping to grow Donovan Energy’s consulting business over time.

    REPORTS TO:  Chief Strategy Officer

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Evaluates feasibility of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and electrification project development;

    • Analyzes electric and fuel bills to identify opportunities for clean energy to reduce operating expenses and risk;

    • Conducts original research, analyzes proposed and current policies, and evaluates their effects on Donovan Energy clients;

    • Navigates subscription news and information services such as S&P Global Market Intelligence;

    • Generates attractive, informative data visualizations for internal and external use;

    • Collaborates with like-minded businesses and organizations on mutual goals;

    • Prepares interim and final client reports in narrative form and produces well-designed, visually appealing slide decks;

    • Generates original content via blog articles and energy-related thought pieces;

    • Develops Donovan Energy’s consulting client base and brings new consulting projects to Donovan Energy over time;

    • Contributes to and supports the overall team effort; and

    • Provides general support for Chief Strategy Officer and other staff.

    KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

    • Education: Advanced degree preferred. College degree in energy, environmental sciences, finance, or related field required.

    • Experience: 3-5 years of experience required in management consulting, project development or related roles. Clean energy experience preferred but not strictly required.

    COMPETENCE & SKILL SET

    • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills;

    • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to drive resolution;

    • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;

    • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills;

    • Knowledge of cloud collaboration tools (i.e. Gmail, Google Drive, etc.) and the Microsoft Office suite;

    • Understanding of energy markets, environmental laws, and public utility regulation;

    • Understanding of corporate finance and business decision-making processes;

    • Demonstrated aptitude for business development, networking, and/or sales; and

    • Comfort working as an individual contributor and as a member of a team.

    PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

    • High level of self-confidence, motivation, maturity and integrity;

    • Capable of finding answers to questions;

    • Driven to support clients, vendors and partners;

    • Sense of humor;

    • Committed to Donovan Energy’s purpose, mission and values; and

    • Excited about transforming our economy to run on clean, efficient energy.

    Contact: jobs@donovanenergy.com


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