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  • April 21, 2017 11:13 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities, Groundwork Cincinnati

    Position Title: Executive Director

    Full-time, Contract

    The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities (MCWCC) and Groundwork Cincinnati (GWC) are working to realign their organizations to improve their impact by increasing collaboration and intend to merge if that is mutually feasible. The organizations have very similar missions but have focused on different Mill Creek environmental and community issues while serving geographically separate areas. They both serve as flexible resources to Mill Creek communities in planning and implementing projects that improve the watershed and quality of life in the Mill Creek. The organizations have created a task force to accomplish this and have decided to jointly recruit an Executive Director who will have cross organization responsibilities.

    Position Summary

    The Executive Director (ED), as the chief executive officer of both organizations, supports the present missions of both organizations. Our missions may be further harmonized through collaborative efforts which are expected to create realignment between the organizations in the future.

    The ED is responsible for all operational aspects to grow and sustain the two organizations. The Executive Director will:

    • Manage day-to-day operations
    • Maintain the long-term viability and sustainability of the organization(s)
    • Lead successful watershed protection and enhancement initiatives in an urban/suburban setting.
    • Work with the Boards of Directors on strategic planning and financial management
    • Build collaborative relationships with Mill Creek communities and others
    • Represent the organizations to the public
    • Lead and drive fundraising to secure resources to meet the organizations’ missions and goals

    Reports to: the respective Boards of Directors through direct supervision initially by MC2 (Mill Creek Squared)

    Supervises and has discretion to delegate to: MCWCC and GWC staff (currently seven persons) and volunteers


    Position qualifications

    Education and experience

    • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline; master’s degree preferred
    • At least three years of experience working in non-profit leadership
    • At least three years’ experience working in a relevant programming area
    • At least three years’ experience in personnel and volunteer management

    Desired skills/experience

    • Leadership and personal engagement skills
    • Entrepreneurial skills
    • Presentation skills that can persuade stakeholders to take action
    • Proven ability to work with senior level corporate, philanthropic and public sector officials
    • Non-profit financial management experience
    • Fundraising skills honed in pursuit of a variety of sources
    • Proposal writing
    • Project management skills
    • Ability to articulate and accomplish multiple objectives through any project and balance multiple priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
    • Proficiency in working with people from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds
    • Flexibility and cooperative attitude when faced with change

    Other

    • Reliable transportation, proof of insurance, and valid driver’s license
    • Ability to work some evening and weekend events

    To learn more and to apply, click here.



  • April 20, 2017 2:25 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: City of Lebanon

    INVITATION TO BID
    MILLER ECOLOGICAL PARK HABITAT IMPROVEMENTS
    PHASE I PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS

    The City of Lebanon (“City”) hereby invites informal bids for the following project (the “Project”) at Miller

    Ecological Park in Lebanon, Ohio:

    PROJECT NAME: Miller Ecological Park Habitat Improvements Phase I

    BID DUE DATE AND TIME:

    Bids can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed by the designated date and time shall result in rejection of the bid.

    Attn: Scott Brunka
    City of Lebanon
    50 S. Broadway
    Lebanon, Ohio 45036
    Email: Sbrunka@lebanonohio.gov

    All proposals should be submitted via mail or email no later than May 26, 2017 to: Sbrunka@lebanonohio.gov

    PROJECT LOCATION: The project is located at Miller Ecological Park at 755 Miller road, Lebanon, Ohio 45036. The improvements will be made to parcel ID 0813510020. The total acreage of this parcel is 51.9 acres, and it contains quality streams and wetlands.

    PROJECT BUDGET

    Invasive Plant Removal: $14,500
    Reforestation Tree Planting: $ 5,000
    Pollinator Habitat: $15,000

    SCOPE OF THE WORK: The City of Lebanon is soliciting bids for conducting habitat improvements for Miller Ecological Park (MEP) in Lebanon, Ohio. MEP is a 97-acre City-owned park that includes woodland and prairie habitats, wetlands, and 3 miles of walking trails. Following the Park’s ecological objective and developed Ecological Assessment and Management Plan, Phase I of the improvements will be limited to 51 acres of the Park, and include a) Invasive Plant Species Removal, b) Reforestation of Early Successional Forest, and c) Pollinator Habitat Development.

    TASK 1: Planning

    • Contractor selected for the Project will work with the City to review the site, treatment schedule and implementation methods.
    • According to the Ecological Assessment and Management Plan, the Park contains high quality plants and potential Indiana bat habitat that needs to be identified and protected before and during woody invasive removal and treatment.
    • According to the Ecological Assessment and Management Plan, the Park contains multiple wetlands. Special precautions need to be made to not disturb the high quality vegetation and grade of the wetlands.
    • According to the Ecological Assessment and Management Plan, the Park contains multiple headwater streams. Special precautions need to be made to limit the amount of debris and soil in streams.

    TASK 2: Removal of Targeted Invasive Species

    The Project is divided into two sections within the parcel for invasive plant species removal (Exhibit A and B). Each section is equipment accessible with areas of probable manual work due to fencing or water restrictions. Targeted species for removal are prevalent in each section and are named below. Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has separated non-native species of Ohio into three categories: targeted species are the most invasive and difficult to control; well established invasive species pose moderate to serious threats to natural areas in Ohio; and watch list species are very invasive in nearby states and should be monitored. Of the targeted species present in the park, the following will be targeted for removal:

    Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellate)
    Bush Honesuckle (Lonicera maackii)
    Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
    Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana)

    These species were located throughout the wooded areas within the parcel – including riparian corridors.

    Of the Project areas, approximately 25 acres of Autumn Olive, Honeysuckle and Callery Pear removal is needed.

    Section A: Targeted species are present in Section A, which is approximately 6.65 acres of woody vegetation (Exhibit A).

    • Contractor selected for removal will survey the section before removal to mark native trees and shrubs that can be saved. The section is approximately 60 percent equipment accessible.
    • Approximately 40 percent accessibility of the section is restricted by waterway and fencing, and will be manually treated.
    • Due to the flow of multiple headwater streams through the park, measures should be taken to keep soil and debris out of the streams, such as a mulch berm.
    • Within this section, two trees have been observed for potential Indiana bat roost or maternity roost habitat characteristics. These trees needs to be marked to prevent habitat destruction. See Exhibit D.
    • One wetland is located in this section. The Contractor will take special precautions not to disturb the vegetation or grade of the wetland. While invasive species need to be treated, the Contractor will take special precautions not to disturb the high quality vegetation or grade of the wetlands. See Exhibit D.

    Section B: Targeted species are present in Section B, which is approximately 13.8 acres of woody vegetation (Exhibit B). Approximately 10.5 acres are equipment accessible, while accessibility is restricted by strong topography changes and fencing on approximately 3.3 acres.

    • Contractor selected for removal will survey the section before removal to mark native trees and shrubs that can be saved.
    • City to provide Fecon equipment and operator for invasive species removal with contractor direction.
    • The field is dominated primarily by Eastern red cedar and should be enhanced by decreasing the number of Eastern red cedar by 25 percent.
    • Within this section, one tree has been observed for potential Indiana bat roost or maternity roost habitat characteristics. The tree needs to be marked to prevent habitat destruction.
    • One wetland is located in this section. The Contractor will take special precautions not to disturb the vegetation or grade of the wetland. While invasive species need to be treated, the Contractor will take special precautions not to disturb the high quality vegetation or grade of the wetlands. See Exhibit D.

    Timeline:

    • The invasive species removal timeline will be mutually agreed upon by the City and Contractor. If for any reason the contractor must change the start date or cannot comply with the start date, they must contact the City as soon as possible to reschedule. It is estimated that the start date be summer 2017 with a completion date by late fall 2017.

    TASK 3: Reforestation of Early Successional Forest

    Section B: Approximately 9.1 of the 13.8 acres of Section B are very early successional forest.

    Currently, the area is dominated by Eastern red cedar and is in need of additional species diversity.

    • The Contractor will plant no more than 10 percent of any species, no more than 20 percent of any genus, and no more than 30 percent of any family of native trees and shrubs.
    • Species should be scattered throughout the section to achieve spatial and biological diversity.
    • The trunks of the new plantings should be protected by tree guards installed by the

    Contractor.

    • Trees to be planted should be no smaller than ½ inch caliper
    • Species selection and quantity will be discussed with the City prior to purchasing.
    • The field is dominated primarily by Eastern red cedar and should be enhanced by decreasing the number of Eastern red cedar by 25 percent.

    Timeline:

    • The reforestation timeline will be mutually agreed upon by the City and Contractor. If for any reason the Contractor must change the start date or cannot comply with the start date, they must contact the City as soon as possible to reschedule. It is estimated that the start date be summer 2017 with a completion date by the end of fall 2017.

    TASK 4: Pollinator Habitat

    Approximately 15 acres of the Project area was previously farmed, and is currently planted with prairie grass and some wildflowers. See Exhibit C

    • To address pollinator population decline, this area will be planted with native plant seed species selected to support pollinator habitat.
    • Contractor will purchase seed that is certified and labeled in accordance with Ohio Department of Agriculture Seed Division.
    • Contractor will properly prepare the site for seed broadcasting.
    • Contractor will utilize broadcasting methods, and sow in two directions to assure good coverage.
    • City will chemically treat the current vegetation on site.
    • Species selection and quantity will be discussed with the City prior to purchasing.

    Timeline:

    • The pollinator habitat timeline will be mutually agreed upon by the City and Contractor. If for any reason the Contractor must change the start date or cannot comply with the start date, they must contact the City as soon as possible to reschedule. It is estimated that the start date be summer 2017 with a completion date by the end of fall 2017.

    CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS

    It is the intent of the City of Lebanon to award a contract only to a bidder who furnishes satisfactory evidence that it has requisite experience, ability, equipment, and staffing to perform the work successfully.

    • Qualified contractors must demonstrate prior experience working in natural areas with sensitive resources, specifically invasive plant species removal and plant installation projects.
    • Qualified contractors must have demonstrated ability to successfully implement and complete native habitat restoration projects, including landscape establishment.
    • Shall possess necessary herbicide application certifications.

    See attached for full RFB.

  • April 17, 2017 9:52 AM | Anonymous
    Organization: Civic Garden Center


    Position title: Horticulturalist

    Job description:

    Follow and exhibit high standards of horticultural excellence through garden design, maintenance, and education. Work closely with the Cincinnati Park Board successfully maintaining, enhancing, and developing the Cornelius J. Hauck Botanic Garden. Develop and maintain strong relationships with other members of the “Green Industry”. Keep updated and accurate inventories of current plant collections. Prepare presentations, workshops and classes, both on-site and off-site.

    Please send your resume and cover letter to Vickie Ciotti, Executive Director, vciotti@civicgardencenter.org. For a full job description, click here.


  • March 30, 2017 9:49 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: emersion DESIGN LLC

    We advance those that advance society. That is why we exist. Wanna help?

    We unreservedly believe in our mission and make strategic decisions based on it. We are known for our client-mission focus, thoughtful design and nation-leading sustainability expertise, for the same cost of typical construction. Are you an exceptional architect and integrative thinker with an aligned vision?

    Our new luminary seeks a close, collaborative and passionate environment steeped in design thought (think charrettes) and possesses an attitude of stewardship. Strong candidates will have the ability to translate thoughtful design concepts into reality, who has a mentoring personality and amazing client rapport.

    essentials

    -Registered Architect
    -6 to 10 years' experience
    -Desire to engage in the full design process
    -Leading project teams while putting a tremendous set of CDs together including experience with specifications
    -Code Analysis/Life Safety; Ability to navigate through a cursory analysis.
    -Construction Administration; Recognize the value of experiencing the construction process first hand
    -LEED AP with documentation experience
    -Aligned portfolio
    -Familiarity with Revit and AutoCAD platforms.

    advantages

    -WELL AP
    -NCARB
    -Adobe products and Rhinoceros
    -Cost estimating
    -Public speaking on subject matter expertise

    emersion DESIGN has an espresso machine and a kegerator - symbolizing our intense, yet casual nature. If we sound like a good fit for you, send your resume and portfolio link to info@emersiondesign.com. We’ll set up a time for you to come have a beverage and a chat with us.

    Don’t fit the description above, but know you are supposed to be here? Send us your goods anyway. Great organizations are always looking for great talent.

    310 Culvert Street Suite 100
    Cincinnati 45202

    Link to apply: https://www.facebook.com/pg/emersionDESIGN/jobs/1664743267155777/?source=post

  • March 28, 2017 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Cincinnati Parks

    Position Title: Summer Camp Staff (various position)

    Want a fun, outdoor job this summer? Cincinnati Parks needs summer camp staff! See below for the different positions.

    Naturecamp in the Parks:

    A nature-oriented daycamp program, ages 5 - 12, that visits 4 Cincinnati Parks. Education or Natural Sciences majors with teaching/child care experiences preferred. Develop your own lesson plans that include daily hikes, educational games, crafts and other nature activities for 12 campers per staff person each week. Must be able to work 9am - 3:30pm (Mon. - Fri.) and select Thurs. until 5 pm; up to 36 - 38 hrs/week.

    Preschool Delivery Mornings:

    A nature-oriented preschool program, ages 3 ½ - 5, that visits 4 Cincinnati Parks (same as above). Early Childhood Education majors with teaching/child care experiences preferred. Already created lesson plans include daily hikes, games, crafts and other nature activities for 8 campers per staff person each week. Must be able to work from 8:45am - 12:30pm (Mon. - Fri.), and Thurs. until 2pm, up to 20 - 25 hrs/wk.

    Nature Next Door:

    An award-winning, grant-funded program that visits 4 inner-city parks each week. Work with a team to provide educational crafts, games and other hands-on activities for inner-city youth ages 4 - 13. Lesson plans are already created. Education or Social Services majors with teaching/child care experiences preferred. Must be able to work from 9am - 3pm (Mon. - Fri.), up to 30 - 32 hrs/wk

    Camps at Nature Centers:

    A nature-oriented daycamp program with set age ranges and themes that change weekly. Staff will work with campers from preschool to middle school age. Education or Natural Sciences majors with teaching/child care experiences preferred. Already created lesson plans include daily hikes, games, crafts and other nature and science activities for 8 - 12 campers per staff person each week. Must be available to work hours ranging from 8am - 4pm (Mon. - Fri.), 34 - 38 hrs/wk. Late evening hrs or an overnight may be required on one evening during the summer.

    Qualifications: Basic knowledge of local nature and ecology, ability to interact well with children, ability to work outdoors, must be 18 years old, a high school graduate, ability to pass criminal police background checks, must have a valid driver's license and provide own transportation.

    To learn more and to apply, click here

  • March 28, 2017 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Our Harvest Cooperative

    Position Title: Food Hub Manager

    Closes: April 3

    Our Harvest Co-op is a union, worker-owned cooperative that farms using organic practices and operates a food hub that provides aggregation, distribution, and technical assistance for local growers while serving as a centralized source of local produce for institutions, individuals, grocery stores, restaurants, and other retail and wholesale buyers. Our Harvest Cooperative (OHC) seeks a passionate individual to manage its Food Hub Division.

    Responsibilities include: ensuring produce quality standards are met for all produce used in Weekly Harvest Boxes and wholesale orders; regularly inventory produce and other items; communicate Harvest needs to producers; coordinate pick-up and delivery of product from OHC farm properties; oversee food safety tracking and record-keeping systems; refine packing and distribution systems for maximum efficiency; serve as supervisor for WHB Coordinator, Food Access Coordinator and other food hub team members; perform customer service as needed.

    This is a full-time, year-round position. Applicants must submit applications by Monday, April 3. To learn more and to apply, click here.

  • March 28, 2017 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Our Harvest Cooperative

    Position Title: Weekly Harvest Box Coordinator

    Closes: April 3

    Our Harvest Co-op is a union, worker-owned cooperative that farms using organic practices and operates a food hub that provides aggregation, distribution, and technical assistance for local growers while serving as a centralized source of local produce for institutions, individuals, grocery stores, restaurants, and other retail and wholesale buyers. Our Harvest Cooperative (OHC) seeks a passionate individual to grow and lead its Weekly Harvest Box program.

    Responsibilities include: oversee all aspects of program; grow program participation significantly; forge and maintain relationships with pick-up locations; track weekly membership levels; write weekly e-newsletter; organize member events throughout the season; assist in daily packing of Weekly Harvest boxes; work with farm team to establish weekly WHB contents. 

    Applicants must apply by Monday, April 3. To learn more and to apply, click here.

  • March 28, 2017 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Greenacres

    Position Title: Building and Grounds Seasonal Staff: Garden Maintenance

    This is a seasonal hourly position working in the Buildings and Grounds department of Greenacres. Primary responsibilities will be completing tasks associated with maintaining the landscaped beds throughout the Greenacres properties totaling 600 acres, focusing on the formal gardens around the Arts Center. This is an opportunity to get to work at a beautiful 1920s estate. Specific responsibilities include: plant maintenance,weeding, watering, transplanting of formal gardens and various Greenacres properties; planting annual and perennial flowers and shrubs; spreading mulch in beds; landscape installation.

    For more information and to apply, click here.


  • March 23, 2017 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: OKI Regional Council of Governments

    Job Summary:

    Position requires a significant background and understanding of community planning principles and self-motivation. Experience in statistical analysis and using GIS is preferred. Individual will work on regional planning and land use issues. Specifically, the individual will assist OKI staff with activities related to the implementation of the OKI How Do We Grow from Here, Strategic Regional Policy Plan (SRPP) www.howdowegrow.org. The Land Use Planning Intern will be involved in assisting with many aspects of plan implementation. The Intern will also provide assistance in activities related to the maintenance, improvement and operation of the OKI Fiscal Impact Analysis Model.

    Examples of Duties:

    • Research, collect, organize and evaluate information of importance to OKI planning efforts, for example, topics related to comprehensive planning, land use planning, sustainability principles, green infrastructure, fiscal impacts.
    • Assist with field work
    • Assist in writing reports and grants
    • Assist staff in preparing materials for OKI meetings
    • Create and update EXCEL and/or GIS databases
    • Write technical and non-technical reports, summaries and presentations
    • Participate in meetings by setting up and tearing down displays and equipment, and by assisting in presentations
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Job Qualifications:

    • Graduate or Undergraduate Student or recent graduate of Community Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, or related degree program
    • Creativity, self-motivation, and ability to organize tasks and materials
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • GIS, Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

    Start Date: April 2017

    Hours: 28 Hours/Week (Flexible)

    Pay: $10.10 Hour

    Parking: Free parking or free bus pass provided

    To Apply: Open until filled.

    E-mail resume and cover letter: 
    Nicole Hartman, HR Manager
    E-mail: nhartman@oki.org

    To learn more and to apply, click here.


  • March 21, 2017 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Great Park of Hamilton County

    Position Title: Adventure Recreation Programmer

    Great Parks of Hamilton County is accepting resumes for an Adventure Outpost Instructor based out of Winton Woods. This is a seasonal position that requires a flexible schedule and includes nights and weekends.

    Job Skills / Requirements

    Responsibilities include: planning, preparing and leading youth and adult groups through various types of challenging recreational activities; preparing and presenting programs on various outdoor skills; maintaining recreational and program equipment; assisting with programs and special events. 
    Qualifications include: any combination of education, training, course work and experience that may qualify the applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities. Completion of secondary education with post-secondary course work in parks and recreation and at least one year of training or experience which evidences a comprehensive knowledge of recreational activities, practices and procedures is preferred. Ability to communicate effectively; teach and interpret; demonstrate leadership; present a good public image and implement a new program is required. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a motor vehicle record that complies with Great Parks of Hamilton carrier guidelines.

    Starting Pay rate is $10.33 per hour. Benefits include membership in Ohio Public Employee Retirement System and free or discounted use of many Great Parks of Hamilton County recreational activities. Applications will be accepted throughout the season. EOE

    To learn more and to apply, click here


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