13
December
2018

New England Wild Flower Society – Plant Conservation Volunteer Program

Become a Plant Conservation Volunteer with the New England Wild Flower Society!

The New England Wild Flower Society is seeking enthusiastic people who have a commitment to plant conservation and protecting natural habitats to participate in the Plant Conservation Volunteer (PCV) Program. The PCV Program engages volunteers to collect information on rare plants and their habitats across all six New England states. The majority of the work focuses on rare plant monitoring, but there are also occasional opportunities to assist with invasive species removal, habitat management projects and botanical surveys that benefit rare plants. The Society also offers free field trips and some learning opportunities to PCVs. It’s an excellent opportunity to put your botanical skills to work, learn more about the flora of New England, meet other botanists, and help preserve your state’s natural heritage.

RESPONSIBILITIES  Complete required online training course and attend the required annual 1-day training session held in March/April for your state to review surveying protocols, PCV guidelines, and available surveys for the season.  Review available surveys and choose those suited to your abilities and/or those that advance the New England Plant Conservation Program goals.  Complete at least one rare plant survey including research on plant/accessing location, coordinating with other volunteers to survey, completing the survey and submitting field forms digitally through a secure website.  Conduct assigned seed collections as needed on rare plants following specific protocols.  Represent the PCV program and conduct work in a professional manner.  Keep ALL data on rare plant populations confidential.

QUALIFICATIONS  Good candidates are motivated, independent workers; have some skill in plant identification, good observation skills and are adventurous.  Ability to collect and organize scientific data and filing field forms in a timely manner.  Computer proficiency is required for communications and submitting field forms.  Physical ability to hike in uneven terrain and varying weather conditions.  Ability to work independently or with a team of other volunteers.  Ability to travel some distance to survey sites and endure possible long days in the field. A vehicle is essential for a lot of the work our volunteers do.

HOW TO APPLY  Visit our website and fill out the electronic application by February 1st, 2019 to be considered for the 2019 field season; applications reviewed January – February 2019. http://www.newenglandwild.org/conserve/saving-imperiled-plants/plant-conservation.html/

Interested applicants with botanical knowledge and are outside of Eastern Massachusetts are encouraged to apply. All who are interested must apply and be accepted into the program before attending a training session due to the sensitive nature of rare plant data and data security agreements we have with each state’s Natural Heritage.

QUESTIONS? Contact: Laney Widener Botanical Coordinator New England Wild Flower Society 508-877-7630 ext. 3204; lwidener@newenglandwild.org

If you would like a botanical adventure, join the PCV program. This is a great way to meet new friends, explore a wide range of habitats while contributing to the knowledge of our flora.  I joined the PCV program the first year it was in Maine and love it as a way to help our environment. ~ B. G.

13
December
2018

Environmental Scientist/Analyst Position

Environmental Scientist/Analyst – (3)

McFarland-Johnson, Inc. (MJ) is a 100% employee-owned multidisciplinary planning, design and construction administration firm.

Our vision: MJ will be a nationally-recognized, innovative infrastructure consulting firm.

Job Type, 
Full-time
Location, Binghamton, NY

Project Overview:

Outstanding growth opportunity for an environmental professional looking to join a team of respected individuals known for their quality engineering, planning and client service.

Please note position may be based in any of MJ’s New York office locations (Binghamton, Canandaigua, Saratoga Springs), Concord, NH or Westford, MA.

Responsibility:

Perform wetland delineation, ecological studies, threatened and endangered species studies, air quality analyses, noise analyses, prepare environmental reports, permit applications, and present to clients &/or the public, with some travel required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, or Environmental Engineering related field required, with 2 - 8 years of progressive experience.
  • Knowledge of Environmental and Engineering principles, with strong desire and willingness to learn.
  • Experience with transportation projects, NEPA and SEQR documentation and permitting preferred.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills, excellent speaking and organizational skills, with ability to work independently required.
Education, Bachelor’s Degree
Career Level, Experienced (Non-Manager)
Category, Environmental

Apply at McFarland Johnson’s website: 
https://mjinc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/3
09
October
2018

Stantec – Environmental Regulatory Specialist

Stantec – Environmental Regulatory Specialist

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts

Please click the link below to apply:

Environmental Regulatory Specialist

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec’s Environmental Services practice seeks an Environmental Regulatory Specialist, with demonstrated experience in Massachusetts and/or adjacent states, to lead environmental regulatory and project permitting efforts, supervise and mentor staff, provide project management, and support business development opportunities.

Your Key Responsibilities

Environmental regulatory and permitting responsibilities include identifying project-specific environmental regulatory requirements, coordinating with resource agency personnel, writing and reviewing technical reports, developing environmental permit applications, presenting at public meetings, and facilitating successful environmental permitting of multiple and varied projects. Project management responsibilities may include developing proposals; managing projects and budgets; coordinating with clients, stakeholders, and internal project staff; and performing and overseeing project technical work. Business development responsibilities may include maintaining existing client relations and collaborating to develop and pursue new clients and opportunities. Additional responsibilities may include coordinating, conducting, and/or leading field work.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Demonstrated experience with local, state, and federal environmental regulations and permitting in Massachusetts and/or Connecticut, including regulatory coordination and permit application development under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Connecticut Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act and Tidal Wetlands Act, Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, MEPA and/or CEPA, NPDES, and state- and federally listed species regulations and permitting;
  • Technical specialization and expertise in the field(s) of wetland science, botany, wildlife biology, soil science, or related field(s);
  • Minimum 2 years environmental consulting experience and project management experience;
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience related to natural resource management, environmental planning, and/or related field(s);
  • Strong ability to interpret and use site plans, topographic maps, aerial photographs, and other maps and mapping resources;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to perform fieldwork; and
  • A strong work ethic, sense of humor, high ethical standards, a desire for team success and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Desired skills include:

  • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in the natural sciences, natural resource management, or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years of environmental consulting and project management experience;
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience related to natural resource management, environmental planning, and/or related field(s).
  • Experience in specialty areas including electric and gas transmission and distribution, renewable energy, and utilities;
  • Demonstrated business development experience and strong existing client relationships;
  • Demonstrated positive reputation and relationships with environmental regulators;
  • Experience conducting wetland delineations; and
  • Experience conducting construction observation.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

03
October
2018

NHDOT Contracts and Job Posting

NHDOT is soliciting for the next 3-year Statewide On-Call Wetlands Services Contract.

A link and text version are copied below:

https://www.nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/highwaydesign/consultants/projects.htm

 

 

Project:

Statewide On-Call Wetlands Services (3 Contracts)
PRE-QUALIFIED LOW BID CONTRACTS

Posting Date:

September 17, 2018

Scope of Work:

Three (3) Statewide On-Call Agreements, each over a 3-year term, are needed for wetlands-related services, to provide wetland/environmental evaluations of highway projects and activities on an on-call basis. Individual contracts are anticipated to have maximum values of $200,000, $175,000 and $150,000. The firm and/or individual submitting the lowest bid will receive the highest value agreement. The second lowest bidder will receive the second highest value agreement, and the third lowest bidder will receive the third highest value agreement.

These services may include:

o    Delineation of wetlands (following the 1987 US Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual);

o    Assessment of wetland functions and values;

o    Assessment of wetland impacts;

o    Development of wetland mitigation strategies;

o    Monitoring wetland mitigation construction;

o    Completion of wetland/wetland mitigation monitoring reports;

o    Preparation of permit applications and plans, such as for NH Department of Environmental Services Wetlands and/or Shoreland Permits;

o    Stream crossing data collection and assessments;

o    Identification of invasive species;

o    Identification of rare plants/endangered species;

o    Identification of areas under the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act; and

o    Coordination with natural resource agencies, as necessary.

This work will require Certified Wetland Scientist licensure in the State of New Hampshire.

Work assignments will be made taking into account workload, location of assignment, and suitability of assignment.

Consultants submitting a Letter of Interest will be assessed on their capability to perform the above-mentioned services, experience of the firm and staff, and availability to respond rapidly to on-call assignments.

Task Orders assigned under these Agreements will be based on the bid item rates of selected firms.
For additional information contact Kevin T. Nyhan, Administrator, Bureau of Environment, at (603) 271-3226, or Kevin.Nyhan@dot.nh.gov.

Closing Date:

Interested firms must submit a Letter of Interest, no more than four (4) pages long, sufficient to demonstrate the firm’s ability to undertake the above work requirements, along with an additional page identifying 3 current professional references on or before October 12, 2018 to:
Kevin T. Nyhan, Administrator
Bureau of Environment, NH Department of Transportation
7 Hazen Drive, PO Box 483
Concord, NH 03302-0483.

Services Required:

WET, ENV

Transparency Disclosure:

Any information submitted in response to a Request For Proposal (RFP) may be subject to public disclosure under RSA 91-A. In addition, in accordance with RSA 9-F:1, any contract entered into as a result of a RFP will be made accessible to the public online via the website Transparent NH (http://www.nh.gov/transparentnh/).

 


NHDOT is also now seeking qualified candidates to fill this position: 
Environmentalist IV (Wetlands Program Manager).

Link below to the job posting.

 https://jobsp.nhfirst.nh.gov/lawtaprd/CandidateSelfService/lm?_ln=JobSearchResults&_r=1&bto=JobPosting&dataarea=lawtaprd&name=PostingDisplay&service=form&webappname=CandidateSelfService&HROrganization=10&JobRequisition=12432&JobPosting=2