College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 4/29/11

April 27, 2011

I. Lawns to Meadows Intern
II. Residential Sustainability Program Positions
III. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Positions
IV. ASUC Lecture Note Taker
V. Community Organizer / Area Supervisor
VI. Near West Empowerment and Renewal Summer Internship

I. Lawns to Meadows Intern
UC Berkeley Capital Projects is hiring a student to develop outreach and educational tools for the campus TGIF Lawns to Meadows project. The student will work with the Campus Landscape Architect on an initiative to convert selected turf areas to other groundcovers to demonstrate a reduction in water use, labor and fuel and an increase in plant diversity, colors and textures. The Intern will develop educational materials, including signage, plan, print and presentation graphics that will be used to publicize the projects and educate the campus about the project’s intent and green features.

Applicants must be enrolled at UC Berkeley, capable of working independently with minimum supervision, and able to collaborate in groups. The minimum work commitment is 40 hours/month.

Skills and Abilities Required:
· Excellent writing, speaking, computer graphics skills.
· Understands landscape design and plan graphics.
· Ability to work independently and to be a self starter.

Skills and Abilities Preferred:
· Familiarly with UC Campus
· Photography
. Demonstrate interest or ability in landscape architecture, environmental awareness, and communication

Pay range $12 -$15 hour commensurate with experience. The position begins June 2011 and concludes no later than August 2011. Applicants should transmit a letter of interest and resume to Jim Horner, Campus Landscape Architect,

II. Residential Sustainability Program Positions
The Residential Sustainability Program (RSP) has Supervisor and Coordinator Positions available for next year! The commitment is 5-10 hours per week, and the pay is $11.25 per hour. Please see the attached Job Descriptions and Application. You do NOT need to live in the Residence Halls next year to apply for these positions.

RSP is a diverse group of students living in the residence halls dedicated to the environment and promoting a sustainable lifestyle through peer education. The program’s goal is to instill a sense of environmental responsibility in our residential student population and to implement simple changes that conserve resources and help set a lifetime pattern of “green” living. Some of the activities the group are: Organizing Earth Week events, Strawberry Creek clean up, CFL light bulb exchange, tabling in the Dining Commons, composting and recycling projects, and field trips around the Bay Area! Questions? email:

III. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Positions
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is undergoing a major reorganization. On October 1, 2011, BOEMRE will divide into two separate bureaus, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The selectee for this position will initially be placed in BOEMRE and will be realigned to either Bureau in October 2011. The duties of this position and the duty location will remain as advertised.

This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2011, however applications received by May 20 will be considered for the first cut-off. Further cut off dates will be determined based on the needs of the Bureau; applicants need to not reapply to be considered for subsequent cut-offs. All applicants applying for this position regardless of Merit Promotion status will be considered as non-status applicants. Please note if you have a good GPA, you may be hired in as a GS 7

Job Title: Interdiscplinary Scientist GS-5/7
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement
Job Announcement Number: BOEMRE-ZG-11-MM458446

Interdisciplinary Scientists, GS 5/7:
$31,315.00 - $54,875.00 /year
Few vacancies - Houma, LA; Few vacancies - Lafayette, LA; Few vacancies - Lake Charles, LA; Few vacancies - Texas gulf coast, TX; Few vacancies - New Orleans Metro area, LA; Few vacancies - Herndon, VA(DC area)

The selectee will be assigned to projects that will broaden skills and provide practical experience for progressively more complex assignments. Duties may include:
-Assisting with the development of program related documents.
-Developing and maintaining liaisons with Federal and State resource agencies and other local groups to determine issues and concerns.
-Participating in the development of guidelines for the scientific staff in their own evaluation, review, and organization of their analyses or tasks.
-Assisting senior staff in maintaining quality control by gathering and reviewing data for reports.
-Conducting analyses of data to support conclusions or recommendations for action. Work with staff regarding accurate interpretation and use of pertinent guidelines.


IV. ASUC Lecture Note Taker
Earn $15 to $30 per hour this summer notetaking on campus. ASUC Lecture Notes Online is hiring note takers for the following summer session courses: Biology 1A , Chemistry 1A, Economics 1, Psychology 150, Psychology 160. Key requirements: must be a student, be able to attend all lectures, must help market lecture notes. Read full requirements and apply at the ASUC Lecture Notes job page:

V. Community Organizer / Area Supervisor
Jungle Communications, Inc is a marketing and communications company that assists business and government in outreach to multicultural markets in any language. We specialize in integrated marketing solutions, designed to get our client’s message across all cultures. We convey the message through media channels and grassroots, community awareness, and social change campaigns. A minority-owned small business, Jungle Communications, Inc is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, please see .

As part of a statewide pilot program, Energy Upgrade California™ - Alameda County helps homeowners make upgrades to reduce energy use, conserve resources and create more comfortable and efficient homes. Partners in EUC – Alameda County Include the County of Alameda, and PG&E.

Jungle Communications, Inc is tasked with implementation of a community-based social marketing campaign, using grassroots and grass tops outreach tactics, to promote the Energy Upgrade program to homeowners throughout Alameda County. For more information, please see

Position Description:
The Area Supervisor will work with team members to support implementation of the outreach campaign part time or as needed. The Area Supervisor will outreach to and recruit community members of all ages and ethnicities to participate in the program. The ideal candidate is creative, flexible, persistent, can take initiative, and must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Job Responsibilities:
* Implement community outreach campaign to advance Energy Upgrade's goals
* Help manage and organize meeting and event logistics
* Research community-related organizations and activities
* Build and maintain relationships with community organizations and leaders
* Produce regularly scheduled updates and reports
* Execute data entry and maintenance of program files

Desired Qualifications:
* Direct community organizing experience
* In addition to English, fluency in at least one additional language commonly spoken in Alameda County
* Strong organizational, research and communication skills
* Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Apps, and web-based media
* Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed
* Willingness and ability to travel throughout Alameda County
* Valid driver’s license, liability insurance, and vehicle
* Ability to take initiative, work independently and as part of a team and take direction as necessary

Interested individuals should email a resume and cover letter indicating their availability and desired hourly rate under the subject line Energy Upgrade California Alameda County to:

VI. Near West Empowerment and Renewal Summer Internship
NeWER (Near West Empowerment and Renewal) Approaches, a project of the Ohio Student Environmental Coalition and Grand Aspirations, is recruiting applicants for our 11-week summer program on the Near West Side of Cleveland. If you are interested in local foods, building the green economy, community organizing, public art, or high-impact, challenging environmental and community-building activism, we strongly encourage you to consider applying to spend your summer with NeWER Approaches. Program participants will work in teams focusing on developing public art to inspire community action, promoting food access through distribution and spreading cooking knowledge, and sustainable cooperative neighborhood development and entrepreneurship; and will build essential skills, connections and experiences that will serve them wherever they go. The application deadline for the program is Monday, May 2nd, and interested students can apply at For more information on the program, the teams, and the application process, please click here.