Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Summer jobs

Summer Jobs for the Environment!

My name is Marc, Rutgers alumni May 2015, and this summer I will be one of the directors in the New Brunswick office helping to run campaigns for Environment New Jersey.

Environment New Jersey is hiring students to work on our campaigns this summer in New Jersey. We're looking for folks that are hardworking, good communicators, and committed to making positive change.

This summer our top campaign is saving the bees! To sign up to learn more click here.

This has been a problem for over a decade, but now bee keepers are reporting losing on average a third of bee populations each year. This is a huge environmental and economic issue, because bees pollinate everything from strawberries to coffee, and even the food that dairy animals eat which give us ice cream and cheese.

One cause of this issue is that bees have increasingly exposed to a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, which are powerful neurotoxins. However, chemical companies like Syngenta are working to convince the EPA to raise the allowable limit of one of their bee-killing pesticides by more than 400 times.

That's why we are working to push Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency to speed up the testing on neonics, and to eventually ban the use of these toxins. But to do that, we need to demonstrate the public's support. To win this campaign, we are hiring folks to get out into communities, and build support for this issue based out of our New Brunswick office. Over the course of the summer you can expect to make between $4,000-$6,000 and make $10-$15/HR. It's a great way to build your resume, like an internship, but you get paid.

To sign up to learn more click here.

Learn more about our campaigns at

Monday, May 16, 2016


The Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection (NRDP) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has awards (tuition+stipend) to support multiport Research Assistant positions in the areas of hydrology/hydrogeology/hydraulic engineering starting September 2016 and January 2017. The students would work on projects funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the USEPA, and Industry.

Students would matriculate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT,, which is housed in the College of Engineering, ranked in the top 100 engineering colleges in the US by the 2015 US News and World Report. The research requires conducting numerical simulations of water flow and solute transport in various water systems (underground, surface, and estuaries).

The qualified candidate must have a strong understanding of the fundamentals, and have high grades and high GRE scores. The position is offered on the Main Campus of NJIT in Newark, 20 minutes from downtown New York City. The NRDP Center Director (Professor Michel Boufadel) and staff are conducting research on major projects including the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Deepwater Horizon (Gulf) spill, natural gas extraction from Marcellus Shale, and Hurricane Sandy. More information on the NRDP Center can be found at Interested applicants are urged to email their application in one pdf file that contains CV, university grades and GRE scores, and research statement to Michel C. Boufadel, PhD, PE, BCEE, F. ASCE, D.WRE, P.Hydro. Director, Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection (NRDP) Professor, John A. Reif, Jr. Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering The New Jersey Institute of Technology Room 435 Colton Hall 323 MLK Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102-1824 Ph: 973-596-6079 email:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Consulting job in Bridgewater

1011 U.S. HIGHWAY 22, SUITE 302
Verina Consulting Group, LLC (VERINA), a professional consultancy firm specializing in the
environmental management, engineering, and science, is seeking a detail oriented, well organized,
dependable professional with excellent interpersonal skills to join our team. Position requires strict
adherence to health and safety requirements, attention to detail, good work ethic, and a passion for high
quality workmanship.
General Responsibilities:
• Participation in all aspects of environmental services including site assessment and investigation;
feasibility studies; remedial design and actions; remediation implementation and system operation,
maintenance, and monitoring (OMM); system installation and construction oversight; collection of
soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater samples; oversight of installation and/or processing
of soil cores and soil and groundwater characterization.
• Preparation of engineering design plan and specifications; remedial action plans; system OMM
plans; sampling and analysis plans; engineering and investigation reports; and data
management, compilation, analysis, and evaluation.
• Coordination with regulatory agencies and subcontractors/vendors for project activities.
Basic and Required Qualifications:
Minimum 0 to 2 years of professional experience in environmental fields.
Education Required: Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science,
Geology or related fields
Skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and related documentation/computer
Desire to pursue environmental consulting as a career path through coursework, internships,
professional work, etc.
Interest in performing field activities.
Available for business travel for extended periods. A valid driver's license is required for this
ditional and Preferred Qualifications:
Registrations/Certifications Preferred: Engineer-in-Training, OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER
Roger K. Bajorek, PG, LSRP
Verina Consulting Group, LLC
1011 U.S. Highway 22, Suite 302
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Summer+fall work at Rutgers

Dear All:

We have a Type 4 (Seasonal Ag Worker) position available as described below. Please share with any graduating senior (Agricultural Science/Plant Science/Ag & Food Systems/Environmental and Business Economics background preferred) interested in gaining some experience in field experimentation and ag produce handling.
Position Available: Rutgers Type 4 (Seasonal Agricultural Worker)
1.      Purpose of appointment: The Rutgers Type 4 Seasonal Agricultural Worker (SAW) position in the NJAES Exotic Pepper Project is needed to manage the greenhouse and field studies designed to compare exotic pepper selections for public  release starting in 2016. These studies will involve raising pepper seedlings in the greenhouse, transplanting in the field, managing the peppers in the field (fertilizer application and weeding), collecting data on growth and development, and harvesting. In addition the SAW will organize the Harvest Your Own Pepper (HYOP) 2016, which shall include visual evaluation of pepper selections by participants at the HYOP 2016 event (in October 2016).
2.      Additional activities: As the need arises and in addition to the above responsibilities, the SAW will work on other crops such as tigernuts, green amaranth, roselle and okra in the greenhouse and field to advance production, harvesting and marketing at Farmers Markets and Rutgers Dining Services in New Brunswick
3.      Period of appointment: From Monday June 6, 2016 till November 30, 2016, in the first instance. 
4.      Location of  appointment: Rutgers’ School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ
5.      Work hours: 32 hours per week (or 4 [four] 8-hr days per week)
6.      Wage: $11/hr
7.      Employment status: Rutgers Type 4
8.      Supervisor: Dr. Albert Ayeni
9.      Health Insurance: The SAW must comply with Rutgers’ conditions on health insurance requirements.
10.  Mobility: Employee must have a means of transportation
11.  Contact: Albert Ayeni, 848-932-6289;
Best, Albert

Albert Ayeni, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Ag Program
Co-Director, International Science and Education
Coordinator, Africa Regional Programs
Dept. Plant Biology & Pathology
Rutgers' SEBS
Foran Hall Room 268
59 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Tel: 848-932-6289; 732-932-3844

Friday, May 6, 2016

Sustainability job

Sustainable Jersey has immediate position open for a Green Infrastructure Coordinator:

Education: A bachelor’s degree in environmental science, landscape architecture, civil engineering, public policy, or a related field. A master’s degree in one of these fields is preferred.
Experience: At least one year of relevant work experience and project management in green infrastructure; or, a basic knowledge of green infrastructure strategies and proven ability to coordinate the work of project partners in an efficient manner, adhere to project deadlines and ensure deliverables are completed on time.

Persons interested in this position should submit a resume to Linda Weber, Resiliency Director, at Writing samples and references will later be required from eligible applicants.
Sustainable Jersey is looking to fill this position immediately; resumes will be accepted until the
position is filled.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

more jobs from Career Knight

Ecology and Botany Field Technicians — Research Associate I Full-time entry-level (degree completed as of start date)

Colorado Natural Heritage Program(Beaumont, Texas
Pensacola, Colorado)
Posting Date: March 30, 2016

10.                     Construction Observation and Testing Project Managers (COT PM) Full-time experienced (degree completed plus work experience)

Geo-Technology Associates(Laurel, Maryland)
Posting Date: March 25, 2016

11.                     Environmental Scientist Full-time experienced (degree completed plus work experience)

Geo-Technology Associates(Somerset, New Jersey)
Posting Date: March 25, 2016

12.                     Geotechnical Engineer Full-time experienced (degree completed plus work experience)

Geo-Technology Associates(Laurel, Maryland)
Posting Date: March 25, 2016

13.                     Geotechnical Engineer Full-time experienced (degree completed plus work experience)

Geo-Technology Associates(Abingdon, Maryland)
Posting Date: March 25, 2016

14.                     Geotechnical Laboratory Manager Full-time experienced (degree completed plus work experience)

Geo-Technology Associates(Laurel, Maryland)
Posting Date: March 25, 2016

Assistant-in-Training, Golf Course Maintenance Full-time entry-level (degree completed as of start date), Full-time experienced (degree completed plus work experience)

The Olympic Club(San Francisco, California)
Posting Date: March 08, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Paid summer internship

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country.  We've run campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and Fair Share Alliance.

This summer, we are running an office in Philadelphia, PA to build support for PennEnvironment's campaign to save the bees.

Millions of bees are dying off every year, putting our ecosystem and food supply at risk. Bees pollinate most of our food: everything from apples and broccoli to coffee beans and chocolate. 

One of the major reasons is a relatively new type of pesticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics," which are about 6000 times more toxic to bees than DDT. Scientists, farmers and beekeepers have sounded the alarm, and now PennEnvironment is running a campaign to educate the public and build public support in order to get the EPA to ban these dangerous chemicals. 

This is your chance to spend your summer working for a great cause, while gaining valuable campaign leadership experience and making on average between $9-15/hour. 
Fill out the form here to set up an interview and to hear more about the positions we have available.