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Job Opening: Research Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy | Cambridge, MA (Application deadline: July 30, 2021)

Research Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy | Cambridge, MA

Application deadline: July 30, 2021.

The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is hiring a Research Fellow to work on the Colorado River Basin Land & Water Indicators Project during the 2021-2022 academic year. This will be a 9-month appointment that can be done remotely.   

Here is the job posting on Idealist for more information and to apply:

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/51a4a2ed3043420ebaa8cf2f84df7b34-research-fellow-lincoln-institute-of-land-policy-cambridge
Feel free to forward to colleagues and contact Zach Sugg with any questions. 

Zach Sugg

Research Fellow – Idealist

Research Fellow – Idealist

Babbitt Research Fellow . Colorado River Basin Land and Water Indicators Project. Position Title: Research Fellow Supervisor Title: Senior Program Manager Dates: August 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022 FLSA Status: Full-time / Exempt Location: Phoenix, AZ or remotely Project Description

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Zachary Sugg, PhD
Senior Program Manager, Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
602.393.4308 (office direct) | 972.841.3109 (mobile)
@SuggZP|@landpolicy
Babbitt Center – Helping to Secure Our Water Future 

Job Opening: Director of Environmental Equity and Justice, Center for Biological Diversity (Application deadline unknown)

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JOB OPENING:
Director of Environmental Equity and Justice
Center for Biological Diversity


DESCRIPTION:

TITLE:    Director of Environmental Equity and Justice
Status: Full-time Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director|
Positions reporting to this position: One to start
Location: Tucson, LA, Oakland, DC, Portland, Raleigh, Other


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature – to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive!


Background:
The Center for Biological Diversity believes the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence of a vast diversity of wild animals, plants and people. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, activism and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that humans, other species and all communities need to survive and thrive. We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

The root causes of extinction, habitat destruction, pollution, climate change and ruthless wildlife exploitation are also the driving forces of systematic racism and the marginalization and exploitation of human communities. We believe white supremacy is incompatible with justice and ecological balance. We cannot secure one without the other; and will secure neither as long a racism prevails. The Center’s Environmental Equity and Justice Director will work with our conservation programs, other conservation groups, justice and environmental justice groups, the media, lawmakers and agencies to secure visionary new environmental justice laws and policies, integrate environmental justice into the Center’s on-the-ground conservation campaigns, and broadly promote the importance of integrating environmental and justice work.

Goals:

  • Strengthen, expand and deepen environmental justice work within the Center’s conservation and communication programs.
  • Develop a broad environmental justice vision for the Center and work with groups and lawmakers seeking to enact environmental justice laws and policies at the state and federal level.
  • Educate the public, media, elected officials, agencies, environmental groups, recreation groups, and others about the importance of environmental justice and its essential connection to the protection of land, air, water, biological diversity and climate.
  • Work with justice-centered groups, coalitions, media, elected officials and decision-makers to incorporate protection of biodiversity, habitat and climate into justice visions.

Beginning with a staff of two, the Environmental Equity and Justice Program will focus on:

Environmental Equity and Justice Vision, Legislation and Policy:

  • Work with Center leaders and environmental justice advocates outside the Center to develop a broad vision of state, federal and agency policies needed to end and reverse environmental racism and classism.
  • Work with justice groups, environmental justice groups, environmental groups, lawmakers and others to create new state and federal laws and policies promoting environmental justice. Often, this will mean supporting already existing environmental justice legislative and policy campaigns.
  • Participate in a cross-program legal team identifying opportunities to establish legal precedents within existing environmental and civil rights laws to advance environmental justice. (Participation does not require legal expertise).

Conservation and Communication Programs:

  • Work with the executive director and Executive Conservation Team to develop a vision for environmental equity and justice campaigns within the Center’s conservation and communication programs.
  • Work with individual program directors (and in some cases, within-program environmental justice leads) to identify priorities, gaps and opportunities and develop concrete program plans to deepen, expand and/or initiate environmental equity and justice campaigns to be run by the program staff.
  • Regularly advise program staff and leaders. Where needed, assist program staff with outreach, networking and communications.

Movement Influencer:

  • Educate Center supporters, the larger public, media, elected officials, agencies, environmental groups, recreation groups, and others with environmental interests about the importance of environmental justice and its essential connection to the protection of land, air, water, biological diversity and climate.
  • Reach out to justice-centered groups, environmental justice groups, media, elected officials and decision-makers to expand the incorporation of biodiversity, habitat and climate protection into justice agendas.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to protection of land, air, water and wildlife.
  • Experience working with value-driven organizations to fight for environmental justice and against white supremacist oppression, racism and colonialism.
  • Existing relationships and experience working with grassroots organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and other people of color.
  • Five or more years of management experience, developing and directing programs, including needs assessments, strategy development, and project management and implementation.
  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Experience working across lines of race, class, gender, and urban/rural to secure policy change and empowerment.
  • Experience in public speaking, essay writing, media interviews and social media.

Skills:

  • Deep understanding of the landscape of the racial justice and economic justice movements and their intersection with conservation.
  • Superior leadership, strategic thinking, and planning skills.
  • Experienced communicator — ability to engage and connect the dots on complex ideas internally, ability to support our Communications department on relevant content, and ability to communicate through traditional and digital external media.
  • Building and maintaining relationships within the landscape of racial justice and national environmental groups.
  • An understanding of environmental values as well as how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic inequality, sexism, homophobia and other injustices.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, an indigenous, or other language in addition to English preferred but not required.

Requires some long, unpredictable work hours, including some weekends; fast-paced working style and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Some travel.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary will be $80,000 to $110,000, commensurate with experience. Health care plan (including free optical and dental) is excellent. Generous 403(b) plan with employer contribution, paid time off, federal holidays, and paid sabbatical.

To Apply:   Please submit a resume, cover letter expressing your interest, and references. Cover letters should express your understanding and experience in working within the landscape of the racial justice and economic justice movements and their intersection with conservation.
Black, Indigenous and People of Color strongly encouraged to apply.


FULL-TIME/PART-TIME:   Full-Time

LOCATION:    Tucson, AZ

OPEN DATE:    4/8/2021

KEYWORDS:     environment, justice, racism, colonialism, white supremacy, equity, BIPOC, conservation, wildlife, animals, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, climate change, extinction crisis

EOE STATEMENT:    We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

Job Announcement: ADMINISTRATOR I – Lead Hazard Mitigation Specialist – Maryland Emergency Management Agency * Application Deadline: 5/27/2021 11:59:00 PM

Job Opening Announcement:


ADMINISTRATOR I – Lead Hazard Mitigation Specialist

Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Recruitment #21-002586-0032

Department:         Maryland Emergency Management Agency 

Date Opened:       4/26/2021 12:03:00 PM

Filing Deadline:   5/27/2021 11:59:00 PM

Salary:                  $47,881 – $62,001/year with potential for growth to

                              $76,432 – DBM Salary Guidelines Apply

Employment Type:    Full-Time

HR Analyst:         Kristi Metzger

Work Location:   Baltimore County

See Full announcement at: 

https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=21&R2=002586&R3=0032

Job Opportunity: Open Recruitment: Section Chief/Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer: Texas Division of Emergency Management (Austin, Texas)

Click here to view Job-Opportunity-Section_Chief-Deputy_State_Hazard_Mitigation_Officer as a PDF.


Open Recruitment: Section Chief/Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer: Texas Division of Emergency Management [Austin, Texas]

Application Due Date: Unknown


JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Section Chief / Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer

Agency:  Texas Division of Emergency Management

Department:  Hazard Mitigation Division

Salary:  $11,250.00 Monthly /$135,000.00 Annual [Salary posted is a fixed rate]

Job Location:  Austin, Texas


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is an emergency response entity and this status can affect working hours, travel and change in duties as needed.

The Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer (DSHMO) is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Hazard Mitigation Unit including statewide comprehensive hazard mitigation planning, grants management, and other related tasks. Primary duties include maintaining the Texas Hazard Mitigation Program, planning and coordinating post disaster mitigation activities between Federal, State, and local governments and non-governmental entities, providing technical assistance to local governments and partners in developing/updating hazard mitigation plans and projects, and assisting in the development of hazard mitigation training.

The DSHMO directly supervises a headquarters-based team that coordinates program-wide activities including coordination with a variety of agencies.  In addition, the DSHMO provides hazard mitigation specific direction to regional hazard mitigation grant and planning staff including strategic and programmatic oversight and staff training in collaboration with their assigned regional unit chiefs and assistant chiefs.

Key priority projects include effectively and efficiently managing available grant funds, coordinating the development and implementation of a FEMA Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan, participating in a variety of multi-agency collaborative projects, and increasing the sophistication of the hazard mitigation program in order to better reduce risk in Texas.

This position reports to the assigned division chief.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates the update of the State’s Hazard Mitigation Plan and Vulnerability Assessment.
  • Serves as project manager for all aspects of state mitigation planning and grant management, including performing programmatic grant administration and audit preparations.
  • Collaborates with partners and stakeholders to reduce duplication of effort between program areas.
  • Provides guidance and determines processes for hazard mitigation programs.
  • Represents TDEM on task forces, partnerships, workshops, conferences, and hazard mitigation focused forums.
  • Serves as the state point of contact for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs.
  • Trains and coordinates with state, local government, and other officials to ensure correct interpretations and implementation of federal/state rules and regulations.
  • Serves as the lead for the FEMA post-disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Programs.
  • Coordinates regional staff training and manages the operational aspects of the hazard mitigation program.
  • Develops individual work plans, sets performance expectations, and conducts periodic and annual evaluations of team members.
  • Initiates performance improvement plans and provides guidance to staff.
  • Develop, revise, and implement the Division’s hazard mitigation policies including collaboration with a broad range of entities including local, state, and federal agencies, organizations, private industry, military forces, volunteer organizations and others.
  • By delegation, may perform some duties of the Hazard Mitigation Division Chief.
  • May serve as the State Hazard Mitigation Officer when directed.
  • Communicates and interacts with representatives of other state agencies, federal agencies, and local governments to exchange information regarding the hazard mitigation program.
  • Coordinates stakeholder groups and committees related to hazard mitigation.
  • Conducts program analysis, research studies, legislative assignments, and planning for hazard mitigation programs in Texas.
  • Monitor and evaluate policies and procedures as well as monitor compliance with such policies and procedures related to hazard mitigation.
  • Travel throughout the state to assist in the coordination of hazard mitigation programs with local governments, state and federal agencies, volunteer groups, businesses, and industry.
  • Represents TDEM in workshops, working groups, conferences, and other forms.
  • Directly supervise the Hazard Mitigation Unit Staff and others as directed.
  • Effectively coordinate the management of various grants including ensuring compliance with all applicable standards, timelines, and requirements.
  • May support emergency operations in the State Operations Center or other location as assigned.
  • Attend work regularly and observe approved work hours in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
  • Ability to travel (30 %).
  • Performs related work as assigned.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in emergency management, business administration, planning, engineering, or other related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience – Ten (10) years’ work experience in metropolitan or state sector organizations, military organizations or large-scale industrial organizations, of which four (4) or more years must be progressively responsible experience in hazard mitigation programs including FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs.   Three (3) years or more of supervisory or program management experience.  Experience may have occurred concurrently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience as a deputy or state hazard mitigation officer as described in 44 CFR 206.433.
  • Certification as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFM), and/or other professional credentials directly related to hazard mitigation.
  • Six Sigma, LEAN Six Sigma, or equivalent training.
  • Experience in working with FEMA’s National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and FEMA GO.

*Relevant work experience may be substituted in lieu of education requirements on a year-for-year basis, with one (1) year experience equivalent to thirty (30) semester hours.  A completed advanced degree may also be substituted in lieu of work experience and the hiring supervisor retains this discretion.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficiency in grant programs including FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs;
  • Strong organizational skills including project management;
  • Ability to create, implement, monitor, and complete applicable performance measures;
  • Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy;
  • Proficiency in MS Office and other common software and web-based systems;
  • Ability to work with short timelines and address issues urgently and effectively;
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, statutes, regulations, guidelines, and policies;
  • Strong written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to anticipate and identify issues including bringing issues to resolution;
  • Ability to work extended or non-traditional hours such as evenings, weekends, special events, etc.;

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE:

Within six months of employment, employee must complete IS courses 100, 200, 300, 700, 701, and 800.

* *TDEM does not accept resumes in lieu of application through Workday.

Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Click Below to Apply

https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TDEM_External/job/Austin-TDEM/Section-Chief—Deputy-State-Hazard-Mitigation-Officer_R-032726