Webinar: Stormwater and Plastic Pollution
– December 7, 2022
2.) Accepting Letters of Interest: EPA's Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program – WIFIA Office Hours: December 7, 2022 and January 11, 2023; Letters accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are expended
3.) 2024 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships – Informational Webinar: December 8, 2022; Application Deadline: February 16, 2023
4.) 2023 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards – Application Deadline: December 8, 2022
5.) Webinar: Reducing Plastic Waste – December 8, 2022
6.) Webinar – Growing Positive Action: An Introduction to Chesapeake Behavior Change – December 14, 2022
7.) Call for Abstracts: 115th Annual Meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association – Abstracts Due: December 15, 2022; Meeting: March 26-30, 2023
8.) Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Grant Program – Information Session: December 20, 2022; Application Deadline: March 8, 2023
9.) Coastal Wetlands Studies Scholarship – Application Deadline: January 15, 2023
10.) Call for Papers: StormCon – Submission Deadline: January 27, 2023; Conference: August 28-30, 2023
11.) NOAA Fisheries Internship Program (IN FISH) – Application Deadline: February 10, 2023
12.) Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) News
++ Virginia Coastal Resources Tool
++ Crab Trap App
++ Website: Understanding Marine Debris
13.) Job Opportunities with Closing Dates
14.) Job Opportunities Open Until Filled
15.) Various Positions Currently Available
16.) Other Sources of Job Opportunities
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1.) Webinar: Stormwater and Plastic Pollution – December 7, 2022 (1-2:30 pm) – This webinar will discuss the impacts of debris and plastic pollution on stormwater management systems. It will highlight strategies employed to intercept a piece of trash before it becomes part of the stormwater runoff and is conveyed to and through the storm sewer system. Learn more and register at http://www.longwood.edu/cleanva/stormwater.html. Organized by Clean Virginia Waterways.
2.) Accepting Letters of Interest: EPA's Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program – WIFIA Office Hours: December 7, 2022 and January 11, 2023 (3pm); Letters accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are expended -- This funding will provide up to $5.5 billion for WIFIA loans and $1 billion for State Revolving Fund Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (SWIFIA) loans. The following areas will be prioritized: Increasing investment in economically stressed communities; Making rapid progress on lead service line replacement; Addressing PFAS and emerging contaminants; and Supporting one water innovation and resilience. To learn more see https://www.epa.gov/wifia/wifia-application-materials and WIFIA program handbook (https://www.epa.gov/wifia/wifia-program-handbook). To schedule a one-on-one meeting, contact wi...@epa.gov. Register for an Office Hours session at https://www.epa.gov/wifia/wifia-webinars.
3.) 2024 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships – Informational Webinar: December 8, 2022 (3-4pm); Application Deadline: February 16, 2023 (5pm) – Available to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. Fellows are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area. The fellowship period is one year and begins on February 1, 2024. Apply through the Sea Grant Program in their state or the state closest to them. All eligible applicants enrolled at a Virginia institution planning to apply are strongly encouraged to contact Virginia Sea Grant prior to applying. Learn more and register for the webinar at https://vaseagrant.org/knauss-fellowship/. Sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP).
4.) 2023 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards – Application Deadline: December 8, 2022 – There are five broad categories of awards: (1) Sustainability, (2) Environmental Project, (3) Land Conservation, (4) Greening of Government, and (5) Virginia Outdoors Plan Implementation. Each category has its own application. To learn more and apply, go to https://www.deq.virginia.gov/get-involved/pollution-prevention/governor-s-environmental-excellence-awards. Coordinated through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in partnership with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
5.) Webinar: Reducing Plastic Waste – December 8, 2022 (6:30 pm) – This webinar will describe ways to remove plastic consumption, alternative materials to use, and more. To learn more and register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/o/wild-virginia-9769899902. Organized by Wild Virginia.
6.) Webinar – Growing Positive Action: An Introduction to Chesapeake Behavior Change – December 14, 2022 (12-1 pm) – Learn about the Chesapeake Behavior Change website developed by the Chesapeake Bay Program. The website can be found at https://www.chesapeakebehaviorchange.org/. To learn more and register, go to http://chesapeake.org/crc-roundtable/. Organized by the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) as part of its roundtable seminar series.
7.) Call for Abstracts: 115th Annual Meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association – Abstracts Due: December 15, 2022; Meeting: March 26-30, 2023 -- Baltimore, MD – Learn more and submit abstracts at https://www.shellfish.org/annual-meeting.
8.) Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Grant Program – Information Session: December 20, 2022 (5-6:30 pm); Application Deadline: March 8, 2023 (4pm) – The G3 grant program supports design and implementation of green streets, community greening, and urban tree canopy projects that enhance livability in cities and communities. The goal is to help communities develop and implement plans that reduce stormwater runoff, increase the number and amount of green spaces in urban areas, and improve the health of local waters in the Chesapeake Bay. To learn more and how to apply, go to https://cbtrust.org/grants/green-streets-green-jobs-green-towns/. Register for the virtual information session at https://bit.ly/g3grantinfosession. Funded by the EPA Region III, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Chesapeake Bay Trust.
9.) Coastal Wetlands Studies Scholarship – Application Deadline: January 15, 2023 – Offering merit-based scholarships and fellowships in areas related to conservation, ecology, horticulture, and pollinator research. Each $5,000 award funds one graduate student annually for field-based research in coastal wetlands. Learn more at https://www.vims.edu/ccrm/outreach/gca/index.php. Offered by the Garden Club of America.
10.) Call for Papers: StormCon – Submission Deadline: January 27, 2023; Conference: August 28-30, 2023 – Dallas, TX -- Topics include green infrastructure; flood modeling & mitigation; programs, permits, and compliance; BMP monitoring; and erosion control. Municipal and industrial stormwater managers, engineering consultants, researchers, regulatory personnel, and construction project managers are encouraged to submit papers. For more information and to apply, go to https://www.stormcon.com/2023/callforabstracts. Organized by Endeavor Business Media, LLC.
11.) NOAA Fisheries Internship Program (IN FISH) – Application Deadline: February 10, 2023 – This 10-week internship includes a 2-week course for credit through the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and 8 weeks of project experience working with a mentor in science or management. The program will provide professional development activities, technical workshops, and culminate in the completion of a final research project. To learn more and apply, go to https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/new-england-mid-atlantic/outreach-and-education/inclusive-noaa-fisheries-internship-program-fish. Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
12.) Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) News
++ Virginia Coastal Resources Tool -- https://cmap22.vims.edu/VACoastalResourcesTool/ -- Includes a map viewer and three dashboards:
= Virginia Coastal Viewer -- Displays shoreline conditions throughout coastal Virginia
= Shoreline Inventory -- Display shoreline conditions and tidal marsh inventory by locality or river system
= Shoreline Management Model -- Provides best management practices for all of coastal Virginia.
++ Crab Trap App -- Trained volunteers use the App following a protocol required by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to remove derelict blue crab traps. Learn more and register to participate at https://www.vims.edu/ccrm/research/marine_debris/solutions/removal/app/index.php.
++ Website: Understanding Marine Debris – Learn what marine debris is and what you can do to help remove it at https://www.vims.edu/ccrm/topics/debris/index.php
13.) Job Opportunities with Closing Dates (++ indicates new addition).
++ Program Manager I – Stream Inspections, Montgomery County Government Department of Environmental Protection -- Closing Date: December 5, 2022 -- Wheaton, MD -- https://ex12.montgomerycountymd.gov/irec_home/irec_home.htm (search “stream”)
++ Public Interest Environmental Law Fellowships, Environmental Law Institute – Closing Date: December 12, 2022 – Washington D.C. -- https://www.eli.org/employment
++ PhD position in Freshwater Data Science and Forecasting, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech – Application Deadline: December 15, 2022; Start: Summer 2023 – Blacksburg, Va -- https://carey.biol.vt.edu/ (see “join the lab”).
++ Civil Engineering Public Works, Hanover County (Position: 202200127) – Closing: December 16, 2022 – Hanover County, VA -- https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovercountyva (search: “engineer”)
++ Environmental Protection Specialist, District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment – Closing Date: December 20, 2022 – Washington D.C. -- https://careers.dc.gov/ (search “environmental”)
++ Seasonal Internship, Maryland Coastal Bays Program – Closing Date: January 6, 2023 – Maryland -- https://mdcoastalbays.org/seasonal-internship-opportunity/
++ PhD student in Environmental Modeling and Community Resilience, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia Tech – Application Deadline: January 15, 2023 – Blacksburg, Va. -- https://publichealth.vt.edu/research-engagement/research/mehp/jobs.html
++ Research Assistantship for PhD Student, Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, University of North Carolina – Application Deadline: January 15, 2023 -- Greensboro, NC – NSF-funded project examining dynamics of large wood in Coastal Plain rivers. The position includes full salary and tuition support. Starts: Fall 2023 (prefer to start: Summer 2023). For more information or to apply, contact Dr. Sarah Praskievicz, sjpr...@uncg.edu. See links below. (UNCG Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability; Ph.D. program in Geography; Dr. Praskievicz's Rivers and Water Resources Lab)
++ Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship, Virginia Tech, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department – Due: March 1, 2023 -- Blacksburg, VA – (Dr. Landon Marston lab; starts Summer/Fall 2023) -- https://marstonresearchgroup.com/ and https://www.research.vt.edu/about/postdoctoral-associates/virginia-tech-presidential-postdoctoral-fellowships.html
14.) Job Opportunities Open Until Filled (++ indicates new addition)
++ Environmental Education Coordinator, James River Association – Richmond, VA -- https://thejamesriver.org/about-the-james-river-association/employment/
++ President and CEO, Nansemond River Preservation Alliance – Reviews Began: August 15, 2022 (still accepting applications) – Suffolk, VA -- https://www.cleanmyrivers.com/careers
++ Training Specialist, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality – Richmond, VA -- https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/325209 (Position Number: P0462)
++ Private Lands Biologists, Virginia Tech (Hellbender Working Lands for Wildlife Team) – Reviews Began: November 14, 2022 (still accepting applications) – Abingdon, VA (Remote) -- https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/522641/private-lands-biologist
++ Associate Professor – Civil Infrastructure Systems, Virginia Tech, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department – Reviews Begin: November 28, 2022-- Blacksburg, VA -- https://jobs.vt.edu (job number 522392) and https://cee.vt.edu/content/dam/cee_vt_edu/files/VT_CEE_Infrastructure.pdf
++ Field Station Educators, Chincoteague Bay Field Station -- Interviews begin: November 28, 2022; Position Dates: February 13-17, 2023 – Wallops Island, VA -- http://www.cbfieldstation.org/employment.html
++ PhD Graduate Position, Virginia Tech, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department -- Blacksburg, VA -- To learn more, see http://marstTonresearchgroup.com/ and http://marstonresearchgroup.com/contact/.
++ Community Engagement & Environmental Justice Manager, Elizabeth River Project – Hampton Roads, VA -- https://elizabethriver.org/careers/
++ Environmental Advocate Intern, Clean Water Action – Nationwide -- https://www.cleanwateraction.org/about/jobs (search: “internships”)
++ People & Human Resources Manager, DC Greens – Washington, DC -- https://www.dcgreens.org/employment
++ Sea Grant Proposal and Reporting Coordinator, Maryland Sea Grant – College Park, MD -- https://umces.peopleadmin.com/postings/search (Position Number: AS76P; search “reporting coordinator”)
++ Aquaculture and Coastal Resilience Science Communicator, Maryland Sea Grant – College Park, MD -- https://umces.peopleadmin.com/postings/search (search: “aquaculture”)
++ Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Annapolis, MD -- https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/
++ Director, Texas Water Resources Institute – College Station, TX -- https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/AgriLife_Research_External/ (search: “R-054856”)
++ Ph.D. position in Flood Catastrophe Modeling, Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA -- https://tinyurl.com/LehighCatModels -- Co-supervised by Professor Ethan Yang in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Professor Brian Davison in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering.
++ Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Arizona, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences Department -- Tucson, AZ – (Dr. Laura Condon lab; starts: Spring 2023) -- (https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/12143?c=arizona
15.) Various Positions Currently Available (++ indicates new addition)
++ Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) -- Carlisle, PA -- https://www.dickinson.edu/info/20173/alliance_for_aquatic_resource_monitoring_allarm/2924/job_opportunities
++ American Rivers -- Washington, D.C, etc. -- https://www.americanrivers.org/about-us/careers/
++ A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc., (AMT) -- Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc. -- https://jobs.lever.co/amtengineering/
++ Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – Millbrook, NY and Baltimore, MD-- https://www.caryinstitute.org/about/careers-cary
++ Center for Biological Diversity – Nationwide -- https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/about/jobs/
++ Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC -- https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/
++ Chesapeake Bay Trust – Annapolis, MD -- https://cbtrust.org/employment-opportunities/
++ Clean Water Action – Nationwide -- https://www.cleanwateraction.org/about/jobs
++ Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District – Williamsburg, VA -- https://www.colonialswcd.org/employment
++ Elizabeth River Project – Norfolk/Portsmouth, VA -- https://elizabethriver.org/careers/
++ Environmental Law Institute – Washington, D.C. -- https://www.eli.org/employment
++ Howard EcoWorks – Columbia, MD -- https://www.howardecoworks.org/employment
++ Maryland Department of Natural Resources – https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/ (search: “Natural Resources”)
++ Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG) -- College Park, MD -- https://www.mdsg.umd.edu/employment
++ National Aquarium Internships – Baltimore, MD -- https://aqua.org/about/join-our-team (see Internships)
++ National Wildlife Federation – Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, etc. -- https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers
++ Piedmont Environmental Council – Albemarle, Culpeper, & Greene Counties, VA -- https://www.pecva.org/about-us/jobs-internships/
++ Potomac Conservancy -- Silver Spring, MD/Winchester, VA -- https://potomac.org/careers
++ Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) – Washington, DC -- https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/employment-opportunities/
++ Rock Creek Conservancy -- Bethesda, MD -- https://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/our-team
++ Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP) – Roanoke, VA -- https://sercap.org/about/employment-opportunities
++ Soil and Water Conservation Districts – Virginia -- https://vaswcd.org/employment
++ Sustainability Matters – Edinburg, VA -- https://www.sustainabilitymatters.earth/jobs
++ University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) -- Cambridge, MD -- https://www.umces.edu/employment
++ Wildlands Engineering -- Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, NC; Charleston, SC; or Fairfax, VA -- https://www.wildlandseng.com/career-opportunities/
16.) Other Sources of Job Opportunities
++ American Geophysical Union (AGU) Job Board -- https://findajob.agu.org/
++ Chesapeake Network Job Board -- https://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/job-board/
++ Ecojobs -- http://www.ecojobs.com/
++ Government Jobs -- https://www.governmentjobs.com/
++ Idealist -- https://www.idealist.org/en/
++ North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) -- https://eepro.naaee.org/eepro/jobs
++ SevenSeas Media: Ocean Jobs -- https://sevenseasmedia.org/ocean-jobs/
++ Southeast Stormwater Association (SeSwA) Job Board -- https://www.seswa.org/job-board
++ USAJobs -- https://www.usajobs.gov/
++ Virginia Career Works -- https://virginiacareerworks.com/resources/#jobseekers
++ Virginia Conservation Network Job Finder -- https://vcnva.org/job-finder/
++ Virginia Rural Water Association Job Opportunities -- https://www.vrwa.org/Resources/JobOpportunities.aspx
++ Virginia State Government Jobs -- https://jobs.virginia.gov/ (e.g., search “Dept of Environmental Quality” or “Dam Safety” etc.)
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