College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs & Internships 6/18/10

June 15, 2010

I. AmeriCorps Urban Forestry Specialist Position
II. Fall 2010 White House Internship
III. SF Department of the Environment - Environmental Aide Position
IV. SF Department of the Environment - Environmental Associate Position

I. AmeriCorps Urban Forestry Specialist Position
Portland Parks and Recreation has an AmeriCorps Urban Forestry Specialist position open in Portland, OR.

NWSA Mission: This position is in partnership with the Northwest Service Academy (NWSA), and AmeriCorps program of ESD112. NWSA's mission is: To preserve and restore the natural environment, and to develop community leaders through service and community partnerships. www.nwserviceacademy.org

Position Summary: Develop and test program for creating Neighborhood Forest Management Plans, founded upon data collected from volunteer gathered street tree inventories. Analyze data, write "Urban Forest report Cards", and present to community groups. Develop and coordinate stewardship activities with volunteers. Assist with a wide variety of urban forestry activities, including Heritage Tree program, planting, tree care, and education.

Position Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in forestry, environmental sciences, biology, or related field
- Ability to physically work outside collecting data, in all weather conditions
- Computer skills, including MS Word and Excel
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Public speaking skills
- Must be detail-oriented regarding equipment and field protocols, and data entry
- Must be able to work independently and with limited oversight
- Some early morning, evening, and weekend work will be required
- Must be able to represent Portland Parks and Recreation in a friendly and professional manner
- 18 years of age or older, at beginning of service term
- U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident
- Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award
- Ability to commit to a full term of service for which they are applying
- Must successfully pass a fingerprint criminal history background check provided through NWSA and/or Project Sponsor Agency
- Regular and reliable attendance
- Have not previously served two terms in an AmeriCorps*State or National program. Members may serve up to three terms in a National Service Program, but only two terms may be within an AmeriCorps*State or National program. Members are only eligible for an education award for their first two terms of service, regardless of the type of term (full or part-time) and regardless of the successful completion of that term.

Member Benefits Include:
- A taxable monthly living allowance (before taxes, approximately $1,072)
- Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members/leader receive an education award of $5,350. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans or for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used.
- Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable).
- Basic medical insurance (covers members only, not dependents; vision and dental not included)
- Child care allowance for those who qualify
- Professional development, trainings and network opportunities

Application Deadline: On-going until filled
Service Dates: September 20, 2010 - August 12, 2011

How to apply:
Step 1 - Email the following items to the Project Sponsor for this position - Angie DiSalvo at angie.disalvo@ci.portland.or.us by July 6, 2010:
- Resume
- Cover Letter
- Contact information for three references

The Project Sponsor will conduct all initial interviews and recommend a candidate for this position. All recommended candidates will also interview with Northwest Service Academy.

Step 2 - Complete your application to Northwest Service Academy:
Application materials can either be completed online at the AmeriCorps Website (preferred) and submitted to an NWSA position or downloaded from the NWSA website "How to Apply" page and submitted to Sherrie Jackson via email at sherrie.jackson@esd112.org, mail or fax. A complete member application includes the following:
- AmeriCorps Application
- Two Written References - These are included in the AmeriCorps online application or an application form is available on the website
- Certification Form - This document must be mailed to the office with an original signature

II. Fall 2010 White House Internship
The White House Internship Program's fall application deadline has been extended to Sunday, June 20. For more information and to apply, please visit www.whitehouse.gov/internship.

President Obama believes in the capacity of young people to move America forward. He is committed to providing young leaders from across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and to fostering a continued commitment to public service through the White House Internship Program. This hand-on program is deigned to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and prepare them for future roles in public service.

A complete application includes:
- Resume
- Two brief essays
- Three letters of recommendation

III. SF Department of the Environment - Environmental Aide Position (Outreach-School Program)
Appointment Type: Temporary Exempt
Filing Deadline: 5 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2010
Start date: Monday, August 30, 2010
End date: Thursday, May 26, 2011 (approximate)
Salary: $16.05 per hour (After July 1, 2010, this hourly rate will be reduced by a 5.75%)
Duration: 9 months-no more than 1040 hours total with mandatory, unpaid break: 11/22/10-11/28/10; 12/13/10-1/2/11; 3/28/11-4/3/11
Date Issued: June 16, 2010.

INTERVIEWS MUST BE DONE IN PERSON AT OUR OFFICES JULY 20-21, 2010

Position Description: The Environmental Aide will assist School Program Managers and professional staff in performing professional level work such as the following:
- Make classroom presentations to public and private schools in S.F.
- Assist with giving assemblies to public and private schools in S.F.
- Wear a mascot costume as needed during assemblies
- Visit schools to support program success and conduct waste assessments
- Perform administrative support and other duties and tasks as required by the School Program
- Maintain resource library and school database
- Respond to school inquiries
- Assist with updating directories, website, and other program publications
- Assist in coordinating special events and presentations
- Follow City Department procedures, such as conserving and following the 4 R's in the office

Minimum Qualifications:
- Experience working with children and youth;
- Excellent speaking, writing and organizational skills;
- Be available to work a 32-hour week, Monday-Thursday with occasional flexibility in hours/days;
- Be available to occasionally work early mornings (starting around 7:30am) sometimes 1x a week;
- Knowledge of environmental principles and issues;
- Responsible, motivated, professional and able to work independently and in a team;
- Word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet proficiency; and
- Possess a valid California's driver's license.

Desirable Qualifications:
- Experienced public speaker or have theatrical experience
- Familiarity with San Francisco; and
- Fluency in a second language commonly used in San Francisco.

Notes:
This is a part-time position with very limited benefits.
This applicant pool will be used to fill any vacancies that may occur for this job in the next six months.

Application Procedure:
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit http://www.jobaps.com/sf/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=9920&R3=056498 to begin the application process by registering an account.
- Click and select desired job announcement.
- Click on "Apply" and read and acknowledge the information.
- Click on "I am a New User".
- Follow instructions given on the screen.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Claudia Molina at 415-355-3748, or via email at claudia.molina@sfgov.org.

Minorities, Women, and Persons With Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IV. SF Department of the Environment - Environmental Associate Position (School Education Associate)
Appointment Type: Permanent Exmpt
Filing date: 5 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2010
Salary: $17.5625 per hour (this hourly rate will be reduced after July 1, 2010 by a 5.75%)
Date Issued: 6/16/2010

First Interviews are Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28, 2010 between 10am - 1pm
Job Starts Monday, September 20, 2010

FULL-TIME POSITION

Position Description: The Associate will assist Program Managers and professional staff in performing professional level work such as the following:

- Present dynamic assemblies to hundreds of students and classroom presentations to public and private schools in S.F.
- Assess and implement school composting and recycling programs
- Assist with coordinating and scheduling school field trips
- Assist in coordinating and implementing teachers' environmental workshops
- Assist with writing and updating directories, websites, curriculum, and other department publications
- Assist in coordinating special events and presentations
- Provide general administrative support as needed
- Follow City Department procedures, such as conserving and following the 4 R's in the office
- Perform administrative support and other duties and tasks as required by the Program

Minimum Qualifications:
- Baccalaureate degree in a related field from a recognized college or university;
- Knowledge of environmental principles and issues;
- Excellent researching, organizational and project management skills;
- Word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet proficiency;
- Possess a valid California driver's license

Desirable Qualifications:
- Familiarity with San Francisco;
- Theatrical experience;
- Fluency in a second language used commonly in San Francisco;
- Excellent public speaking and writing skills for both children and adults - comfortable speaking in front of large audiences;
- Responsible, motivated, and able to work independently and in a team.

Notes:
(1) This is a one year position. A second year may be possible contingent upon City budget conditions and demonstrated competence and professionalism in the first year of employment. Participation in this program does not guarantee a second year of employment nor any future employment with S.F. Environmental or the City and Council of San Francisco.
(2) This applicant pool will be used to fill any vacancies that may occur for this job in the next six months.

Application Procedure:
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit http://www.jobaps.com/sf/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=pex&R2=9922&R3=056499 to begin the application process by registering an account.
- Click and select the desired job announcement
- Click on "apply" and read and acknowledge the information
- Click on "I am a New User"
- Follow instructions given on the screen
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Claudia Molina at 415-355-3748, or via email at claudia.molina@sfgov.org.