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Jobs and Internships 2011.10.14

October 14, 2011

- Work at the San Francisco Department of Environment
- Assist or Teach at the Energy Policy Institute (EPI) at Boise State University
- Be a Commuter Benefits Intern
- Intern with MapLight
- Work at a boutique strategy firm in Seattle
- Intern with the Berkeley Unified Schools
- Get a job with the USDA Forest Service
- Work for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

Work at the San Francisco Department of Environment!
Environmental Assistant – Clean Air Specialty (Electric Vehicle Program)
Filing Deadline: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 5 p.m.
Salary: Annually $53,118 - $64,558
Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt
Program Background: The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to promote innovative policies and programs to protect the urban and natural environment, promote social equity and expand the green economy. SF Environment includes Recycling, Toxics Reduction and Integrated Pest Management, Environmental Justice, Clean Transportation (Clean Air Program), Climate Change, Energy, Green Building and Public Information Programs.
SF Environment’s Clean Transportation Program is oriented around two primary objectives: First, through the use of Transportation Demand Management strategies, reducing the number of miles traveled in single-occupancy vehicles by encouraging the use of transit, ridesharing, biking and walking; and second, for both the municipal fleet and private vehicles, shifting vehicle use to the cleanest and most energy efficient technologies and fuels. As part of its focus on clean vehicles and fuels, SFE’s Clean Transportation Program is the lead office in implementing San Francisco’s electric vehicle initiative, and actively coordinates multi-departmental EV-readiness actions.
Position Description:Under supervision of a Class 5644 Senior Environmental Specialist, the 5638 Environmental Assistant will: 1) assist with implementation of multiple elements of the City’s EV initiative; 2) track and report on progress of multiple projects and grant goals; 3) serve as the staff lead in providing administrative and outreach services for a demonstration project to install EV charging stations in multi-tenant buildings in San Francisco; and 4) assist in other tasks as assigned. This position is a Clean Air (Transportation) position.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties Include:
Develop and implement detailed project and grant management plans for various elements of the San Francisco EV initiative, which includes development of EV charging 2 infrastructure, use of electric vehicles in public and private fleets, and development of policies that will facilitate the use of electric transportation in the city. Develop outreach campaigns and marketing materials, with tasks and timelines, for specific programs. Track and report milestone achievements and other data required for grant reporting. Develop and maintain content for the EV program section of the Department’s website. Provide the lead administrative and outreach services for a demonstration project to install EV charging stations in multi-tenant buildings in the City, which includes identifying and conducting outreach to targeted audiences; administering the collection and evaluation of applications by building owners; administering paperwork and reports between participating buildings and supplier of charger equipment; and evaluating and reporting the results of the demonstration program. Assist with the City’s participation in regional EV coordination programs. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in public administration, business administration, environmental sciences, or a related field from an accredited college or university; AND one (1) year of full time equivalent experience performing duties described for this class; AND 2. Must have valid California Driver’s License;
Desirable Qualifications:Proven experience with detailed project and/or grant management, maintenance of schedules and meeting deadlines. Ability for multi-tasking and self-direction. Strong organizational, written and presentation skills. Experience with grant writing. Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a team environment. Knowledge of San Francisco’s transportation systems, key stakeholders and funding sources. Knowledge of federal, state and local clean air and related environmental laws and regulations; transportation planning issues; governmental structures and operations. Proficiency with word processing programs, spreadsheet, and communication software.
Application Procedure:Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit to begin the application process by registering an account: 3
• Click and select the desired job announcement; • Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information; • Click on “I am a New User”; and • 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

Assist or Teach at the Energy Policy Institute (EPI) at Boise State University!The Energy Policy Institute (EPI) at Boise State University invites interested applicants for the position of Research Assistant/Associate Professor (RAP), depending on experience, to become a part of our team to continue our quest toward becoming a Metropolitan Research University of Distinction. The RAP will contribute to research on all types of energy (e.g. renewable, nuclear, fossil), and the chosen candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from other universities and national laboratories. EPI has secured over $4 million in external grants and is at the forefront of research on electricity transmission and energy infrastructure siting. Recent funders include the US Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Western Governors’ Association. You will have the opportunity to:
· design and carry out research
· write applied research reports and peer-reviewed publications
· participate in grant proposals to federal, state, industry, and non-profit funding organizations
· work in a dynamic environment with other energy research professionals and faculty.
At a minimum you should have:
· PhD in Political Science, Public Policy, Economics, or Environmental studies or equivalent degree or experience.
The preferred candidate will have:
· The ideal candidate will have a record of publications and be well-versed in research methods and policy analysis.
Salary and benefits: Salary is competitive and relocation assistance is provided, as is an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, retirement plan, reduced tuition benefits, 24 days vacation leave and 12 days sick leave annually, plus 10 paid holidays, as well as other benefits.
If this sounds like the job for you: Please submit a letter of application indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information. Application materials should be emailed (preferred method) to or mailed to:
Dave Koehler
Search # RAT-0004-12
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1014
Review of applications will begin October 31 and will continue until finalists are identified. Applications received after that point may be considered if the position is not filled from the finalist pool. About the University: - About the Energy Policy Institute:

Be a Commuter Benefits Intern
Division: Clean Transportation
Reports to: Sr. Associate, Commuter Benefits

The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to promote innovative policies and programs to protect the urban and natural environment, promote social equity and expand the green economy. SF Environment programs include Zero Waste/Recycling, Climate, Green Building, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Urban Agriculture, Clean Transportation, Urban Forest, and Public Information Programs. The Clean Transportation Program works to improve air quality in San Francisco, primarily by reducing vehicle emissions, and working with businesses and other local and regional agencies to promote trip reduction.

SF Environment seeks qualified Bay Area college/university students and recent graduates for part time (20 flexible hours per week) internship opportunities. The internships are not paid positions. Our interns gain valuable practical experience while forging important connections in the field. The Commuter Benefits Intern will be responsible for assisting the Clean Transportation staff in outreach, campaigns, tabling events, rideshare requests and Commuter Benefits Ordinance compliance. Following is additional detail regarding key areas of experience required:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Assist with the development and delivery of campaigns to encourage the use of alternative transportation modes (walking, biking, transit, carpool, vanpool)
· Maintain and grow a database of SF businesses that are required to provide a commuter benefits program under the San Francisco Commuter Benefits Ordinance
· Assist in outreach to City and County of San Francisco departments on reducing drive alone commuting
· Analyze Emergency Ride Home surveys and draft report
· Attend and participate in outreach tabling events
· Validate rideshare forms
Skills and Qualifications
· Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate and work well with others in a professional office environment
· Detail-oriented and flexible, able to handle multiple priorities and deadlines
· Proficiency with MS Office applications; i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, etc.
· Must be knowledgeable of San Francisco transportation systems
Education or Experience: Must be a currently enrolled college/university junior, senior or graduate student majoring in urban planning, environmental studies or communications at an accredited Bay Area college or university. Recent graduates of these programs are also encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Intern with MapLight!
MapLight, a research organization that reveals money's influence on politics, is looking to hire a communications intern to help diseminate MapLight's research data to journalists across various media platforms. MapLight has won several awards including a Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism, a James Madison Freedom of Information Award from the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter, and a United Nations World Summit Award for e.Governence. The position is perfect for someone looking to gain experience pursuant to career in government, public policy, social justice, environmental justice, media studies, and journalism.
* Communications Internship - PAID -

Work at a boutique strategy firm in Seattle!
Analyst Job Opening
JOB OPPORTUNITY:Analyst position for Lake Partners, a boutique strategy consulting firm in downtown Seattle
WHAT WE LOOK FOR: Demonstrated academic achievement; Recent college graduate (or soon to graduate) from a top university Outstanding academic credentials including strong overall GPA Demonstrated achievement in analytics, problem-solving & project management (e.g.: in major, specific classes or projects, thesis, national test scores); Strong primary research skills; Creative approach to developing unique research paths; Accurate & efficient in research methods; Excellent organizational skills; Demonstrated analytical proficiency; Ability to build & execute an effective approach to a variety of unstructured problems; Ability to process large amounts of quantitative & qualitative information; Ability to draw creative insights based on independent analysis; Understanding of financial data & ability to build complex financial models
Effective communication skills; Both written & verbal; Both formal & informal (thinking on your feet); Extremely motivated individual with a strong work ethic & proven interpersonal skills; Self-starter/self-motivated; capable of learning on the job; Works well in stressful situations (infrequent but unavoidable); Processes constructive feedback well; Team player who knows when to lead and when to follow
Must have the legal right to work permanently in the United States; Must be available for full-time employment—we do not have summer employment or; internship opportunities; Individuals with MBA’s or 5 or more years work experience should not apply for this position; 1-3 years work experience preferred but not required
Submit your resume and cover letter to: Include your GPA and reasons for your desire to live in Seattle in your application. Contact Lana at with questions.

Intern with the Berkeley Unified Schools!
Unpaid internship, 5-8 hours/week.
Family Nutrition Program Intern - Internship
Posted by: BUSD Garden and Cooking Network Program
Location: Berkeley, California, United States

Get a job with the USDA Forest Service!
The USDA Forest Service will be conducting on-the-spot hiring at this year's Society of American (SAF) Convention to be held November 2-6 in Honolulu, Hawaii. On-the-spot hiring is a streamlined approach to hiring that uses existing noncompetitive employment authorities such as the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). Applicants are evaluated and may have a tentative offer of employment in the same day or a couple of days following an interview at the Convention. Students interested in an securing an interview at the SAF Convention with the USDA Forest Service should visit the following website:

Work for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department!The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has a rich tradition of providing clean, safe and fun park experiences to the public. The intern selected will serve with the Youth Stewardship Program, a free environmental service learning program.
Primary responsibilities include: leading and engaging 3rd-12th grade students on thematic field trips to city parks and natural areas; utilizing environmental education curricular and resources to create meaningful hands-on service learning experiences for youth outside; coordinating and leading strong experiential field trips in coordination with teachers; maintaining relevant records for the Youth Stewardship Program; participating in related community volunteer opportunities, events and meetings; taking the initiative on special projects and keeping occasional flexible work schedules.
Requirements: Drivers License, US Citizenship
Required Skills: US citizenship; valid CA driver`s license and good driving record; ability and willingness to undergo a required criminal history background check; BA/BS or AA from an accredited 4 year university or 2 year college; ability and willingness to work occasional off hours and within inclement weather outside.
Desired Skills: Enjoy working with underserved youth in a motivational and supportive manner; ability to interact positively with the public and internal teammates professionally; interest in the environment and working outdoors including inclement weather; good verbal and written communication, ability to meet deadlines; computer literate including MS Word, MS Excel, Internet; previous related experience or background in biology, environmental studies, or other related subjects or park fields; multi-lingual, ideally in Cantonese and/or Spanish languages; Bay Area residents are encouraged to apply.
Training: San Francisco natural history; youth leadership techniques; restoration skills and coordination.
Housing Details: Housing is not available: Please notify SCA as we can, in some circumstances, identify applicants that live in the local area who may be willing to commute to the site.
Transportation:Personal Vehicle not needed: Generally sites in AK, HI, PR, VI, areas with public transit systems, or sites where vehicles are prohibited
Universally Accessible: Yes
Date Flexibility: Flexible 1-2 weeks Start or end date is flexible within 1-2 weeks
For more information, visit: or call the Oakland SCA office if you have any questions: 510-832-1966. Apply online using SCA's application.