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September 16, 2013

Sept 24 | Green Building Team Internship - SF Dept of the Environment
Sept 25 | Seasonal Hydrologic Technician
Sept 27 | Commercial Toxics Reduction Associate
Apply Now | Internships with 350.org

Sept 24 | Green Building Team Internship - SF Dept of the Environment

San Francisco Department of the Environment - Green Building Team Internship

PROJECT: Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance Implementation

Appointment Type: Green Building Team Internship
Filing deadline: 9/24/2013
Salary: Unpaid Internship
Date Issued: 9/9/2013
Internship tentatively slated to start: As soon as available
Weekly Time Commitment: Minimum 3 months, 20 hrs/week

SF Environment Description:
The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco’s long-term environmental sustainability. SF Environment includes Zero Waste, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Clean Air Transportation, Climate Change, Energy, Green Building, Urban Forest and Public Information Programs.

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Sept 25 | Seasonal Hydrologic Technician

Job Announcement: TEMPOCR-1316-5-HYDR TECH-DT

Seasonal Hydrologic Technician GS-1316-05 (Fort Bragg, CA)
Reply Due: 9/25/2013

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) is advertising for two seasonal hydrologic technicians to serve as winter (November-April) field crew members in support of research work in the Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds. Duties include a variety of hydrology tasks study: operation and maintenance of a network of gauging stations and meteorologic instrumentation, measurement and mapping of erosion features, channel and hillslope morphology, and data entry and manipulation. Duties are performend mostly in the field during all weather conditions in wildland watershed conditions. Hiking in rugged terrain is required. Some weekend and/or holiday work may be required.

The positions will be located at the Pacific Southwest Research Station [Fort Bragg, CA] The vacancy is posted on the U.S. Government’s official website for employment opportunities www.usajobs.gov under the Open Continuous Recruitment (OCR) announcement : https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/336999700. You must list FORT BRAGG, CA as a desired duty location.


Sept 27 | Commercial Toxics Reduction Associate

San Francisco Department of the Environment
9922 Environmental Associate

Commercial Toxics Reduction Associate
Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt
Salary: $18.6125 per hour
Filing deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013
Date Issued: 8 a.m. Friday, September 6, 2013

The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco’s long-term environmental sustainability. SF Environment includes Recycling, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Clean Air Transportation, Climate Change, Energy, Green Building, Urban Forest and Public Information Programs.

Program Background: The Toxics Reduction Program develops programs and policies to drive chemicals use reduction among residents, businesses and municipal agencies. For more information on the Toxics Reduction program, visit: www.sfenvironment.org

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Apply Now | Internships with 350.org

Internship: Digital Archivist with 350.org
The Background: Over the past five years, 350.org has amassed a treasure trove of photos and videos documenting the rise of the global movement for climate action. The problem is that this library is sprawling, cluttered, poorly organized.

The Job: Your mission would be to whip this archive into shape, organizing it thematically and geographically, so that the best content is easy to find and use.

Why this is important: Stories can change the world -- and in the age of Facebook and YouTube, visual storytelling is more important than ever. It's difficult to tell high-quality visual stories without easy access to photos and videos, and a well-organized archive will help 350.org (and any other enterprising videographers, remixers, and storytellers) spread our messages far and wide.

You Are: A focused, organized, systems-thinker with a keen eye for high quality photos and videos.

Required Skills: No hard skills required, but experience with information management, Flickr, and video editing software such as Final Cut Pro will make you a stronger candidate.

Location: Work out of 350.org's Oakland office (a local hub of climate change activism) with possibilities for remote work as well.

Time Committment and Compensation: 5-10 hours per week (TBD), $8/hour, September 16 - December 20

To Apply: Email a short cover letter and CV to webintern@350.org with "Digital Archivist" in the subject line. Application deadline rolling until position is filled.

Internship: Story Curator with 350.org
The Background: There are hundreds of interesting climate stories, videos, and images that fall through the cracks -- and sharing those stories in a compelling way can help build a big, bold, broad movement for climate action.

The Job: Your mission would be to seek out the most important, interesting climate-related stories on the in on the internet, wrap them in a short and ultra-sharable blog post, and unleash them on the world.

Why this is important: Stories can change the world -- and in the age of Facebook and YouTube, compelling visual storytelling is more important than ever.

You Are: A voracious, web-savvy, information addict with an edgy writing style and a knack for knowing what people want before they want it.

Required Skills: No hard skills required, but experience with Wordpress, Facebook, and basic web analytics will make you a stronger candidate.

Location: Work out of 350.org's Oakland office (a local hub of climate change activism) with possibilities for remote work as well.

Time Committment and Compensation: 5-10 hours per week (TBD), $8/hour, September 16 - December 20

To Apply: Email a short cover letter, relevant writing sample, and CV to webintern@350.org with "Story Curator" int eh subject line. Application deadline rolling until position is filled.

Internship: Social Media Coordinator at 350.org
The Background: Fossil Free is an international campaign supporting hundreds of grassroots groups advocating for institutional divestment from fossil fuels. Global Power Shift is a global network of climate activists working to produce a wave of youth climate convergences, direct actions, and mobilizations in more than 130 countries.

The Job: Content creation and management for social media channels associated with 350.org's Fossil Free & Global Power Shift campaigns.

Why this is important: Storytelling is a crucial part of building a powerful climate movement, and social media is one of the key vehicles for our storytelling. Both Fossil Free and Global Power Shift engage a diverse young constituency through social media, but they need a high volume of both found and original content to keep that audience regularly and meaningfully engaged. Grassroots activists in both networks create a lot of their own content, but those activists need the central campaign hubs to elevate their stories and help them see each other.

You Are: An avid social media user with a good visual eye and an engaging voice. No hard skills required, but experience with image editing software is useful. Good writing skills are also a big plus, especially comfort writing in an informal tone for a younger audience. You should be an efficient multitasker and a skilled synthesizer.

Location & Time Commitment:
Most of the work can be done remotely, although the ability to attend weekly check-ins in 350.org's Oakland office is preferred. You must be able to commit to at least 5 hours per week.

Time Committment and Compensation: 5-10 hours per week (TBD), $8/hour, September 16 - December 20

To Apply: Email a short cover letter and CV to webintern@350.org with 'Social Media Coordinator" in the subject line. Application deadline rolling until position is filled.