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    AECOM: Senior Environmental Scientist: Environmental Compliance

    AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Senior Environmental Scientist: Environmental Compliance for immediate employment in the Germantown, MD office. The Germantown EHS Management Department provides environmental compliance services to federal, municipal, and private-sector clients, nationwide. In this position, you will use your environmental regulatory knowledge and project management skills to help our clients navigate their environmental compliance challenges. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
    Effectively managing projects from proposal development through completion including tracking and controlling scope, schedule, and budget Supporting business development efforts, including the preparation of technical and cost proposals Acting independently on technical matters pertaining to environmental regulatory compliance Leading a project team of scientists, engineers, and subcontractors Preparing or overseeing the preparation of technical reports, plans, and permitting documents Interacting with local regulatory agencies and clients Coordination with other consultants in the context of both ongoing projects and business development efforts Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, or relevant environmental discipline 8+ years of experience in environmental consulting/project management Proficiency in multi-media environmental regulatory compliance (e.g., CWA, RCRA, CERCLA, OPA, CAA, etc.) and its application Experience with industrial and municipal NPDES permitting and compliance; SPCC plans/compliance; and multi-media compliance audits Demonstrated task/project management skills Highly effective verbal and written communication skills Extremely proficient in technical writing Highly effective organization and multi-tasking skills Ability to prioritize multiple demands, think strategically and successfully lead multiple simultaneous projects Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, judgment and problem-solving capabilities Must possess a valid driver’s license Please send resumes to:  All inquiries and applicants will be kept strictly confidential. 
    Inna Bellisario Senior Recruiter, Talent Acquisition
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    AECOM 12420 Milestone Center Drive
    Germantown, MD 20876
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    Hydrogeologist – Department of Land and Resource Management


    Department of Land and Resource Management
    $52,749 annual salary (Grade C13) 40 exempt full time positions with full benefit packages
    Apply By: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.
    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides professional services related to water resources and geologic projects for Carroll County in accordance with federal, state and local laws, within the goals and objectives of the Department of Land and Resource Management.
    ESSENTIAL TASKS: include the following;
    1. May perform supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the current Carroll County Personnel Ordinance, County policies and applicable laws
    2. Prepare and maintain schedule, statistical tables and reports
    3. Provide technical project leadership, participate in work groups and attend public meetings
    4. Apply principles, practices, laws and regulations related to geologic/geotechnical investigations, water resources management/development, planning, zoning, and surveying
    5. Interpret and analyze data
    6. Work with Board of County Commissioners and state/local/municipal agencies in water resources issues and projects
    7. Address issues and complaints
    8. Perform related duties as to specific assignments
    9. Any employee may be identified as Essential Personnel during emergency situations
    10. Provide service to customers by answering questions, providing information, making referrals, and assuring appropriate follow-through and/or resolution
    11. Communicate with managers, supervisors, co-workers, citizens, and others, maintains confidentiality, and represents the County
    1. Master’s degree in geology, hydrology, engineering geology, earth science or related field*
    2. Two years experience as ground water geologist or hydrogeologist in piedmont geology OR
    3. Bachelor’s degree in geology, earth science or related field*
    4. Four years professional experience in water resource management
    A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
    A Carroll County Government job application is required for this position
    Apply on-line:
    Call the Carroll County Job Hotline at (410) 386-2020 to request an employment application or call
    (410) 386-2129 for employment inquiries

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    Program Manager II

    Program Manager II – Stormwater Facility Maintenance Program
    Montgomery County Government
    Department of Environmental Protection
    Rockville, Maryland

    Salary Range: $63,439 – $105,241

    The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County’s air, water and land in a sustainable way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy and healthy communities. DEP is seeking an experienced Program Management professional to manage a compliance, inspection and enforcement program to ensure that stormwater management (SWM) facilities are functioning properly in accordance with State and local laws. The position will primarily focus on the maintenance of privately owned stormwater management facilities. The position resides in the Stormwater Facility Maintenance Section within the Watershed Management Operations Division.

    The successful candidate will be responsible to manage all aspects of the privately owned SWM facility inspection and compliance program to ensure that the facilities are functioning properly to protect water quality, and comply with State and local stormwater management laws and regulations. Duties will include supervising inspection and support staff, overseeing a successful compliance program, ensuring appropriate and accurate field inspection documentation, developing unit policies and procedures, and assisting in tracking and reporting program progress indicators.

    Key responsibilities include:

    1. Manage the Department of Environmental Protection’s Stormwater Management Inspection and Compliance program to ensure that all privately owned and operated SWM facilities under County jurisdiction are maintained and functioning properly and comply with State and local stormwater management laws and regulations and the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4 permit). Oversee a successful compliance program through coordination with County and State agencies, DEP inspection and engineering staff, property owners and their representatives, and the County Attorney’s Office.

    2. Manage a compliance and enforcement program including development of compliance policies and procedures, complaint tracking and resolution, and issuance of enforcement notices and actions. Assist in the research of property ownership, easements and covenants, and maintenance agreement issues. Provide outreach and education to property owners and their representatives to achieve voluntary compliance wherever possible and practical.

    3. Develop inspection procedures and protocols. Assess unit effectiveness and make recommendations for improved efficiencies. Develop and track program metrics, including compliance rate, and number of enforcement actions. Ensure QA/QC of field reports and database entries.

    4. Coordinate with the Dept. of Permitting Services on SWM design and construction issues which effect proper maintenance and functioning of SWM facilities. Coordinate data sharing activities with County agencies for mutual support of drainage infrastructure. Participate in DEP/DPS/DOT policy coordination committees.

    5. Manage assigned consultant contract and tasks. Review and approve consultant products.

    The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of storm water management systems, principles and theory, maintenance requirements and practices, field inspection practices, and knowledge of federal, state and county stormwater management laws. Knowledge of construction practices and ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications are essential. Knowledge of civil, environmental, structural or geotechnical engineering would be beneficial. This position will also participate in emergency response associated with dam safety during weather events. Knowledge of dam construction and safety protocols is a plus.

    The candidate should have experience managing technical and non-technical staff performing field operations, and the ability to interact with the public, staff within DEP and other governmental agencies, contractors, elected officials and/or their staff on SWM facility inspection and maintenance complaints, facility transfer issues, enforcement actions and other related technical issues.

    The candidate should have knowledge of contracting procedures; program development, implementation, management and evaluation; as well as knowledge of data management, database systems and applications, including Geographical Information Systems.

    The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a collaborative environment within a large organization with multiple, and often conflicting, priorities, and have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate should have demonstrated ability to deal tactfully, effectively, and equitably with the public.

    This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to attend meetings, conduct site visits for inspections/investigations, and perform other work at locations outside the office.

    This position involves field work, including walking long distances over uneven terrain, climbing ladders, and the ability to lift 50 pounds. The position may also be required to work in adverse weather conditions during severe weather events as required to inspect and monitor dams and water impoundments.

    Occasional weekend and/or evening work may be required.

    As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.


    Experience: Thorough five (5) years professional experience in environmental programs related to stormwater quality and stormwater management inspection programs. Supervisory experience is required.

    Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree.

    Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

    LICENSE: If required by the position of assignment, possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class “C” (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant’s state of residence.

    We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

    To view the complete job announcement and to apply,  please visit our website at  and then click on “Apply Now.”
    Click “Search Jobs” and see the full job description under the “General Professional” Job Category.
    Interested candidates must create an account in order to submit a resume.

    The requisition number is IRC28842

    This Recruitment closes December 5, 2017

    All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position, which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the *Helpful Hints when Applying for Jobs* on the Office of Human Resource’s “Apply Now” webpage for important information about the County’s application requirements and process.

    EOE. M/F/H.

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    Upcoming Stream Science Classes at Audubon Naturalist Society — Registration now open!

    Stream Science Classes at Audubon Naturalist Society
    For 25 years, ANS has been teaching the natural history of aquatic ecology and training volunteer stream monitors who track the health of our region’s streams. Learn from the experts: study stream science in our introductory classes, and you just might be inspired to become a stream monitor yourself! Our advanced classes are perfect for those interested in deepening their knowledge about biological stream monitoring and are taught by our Maryland Biological Stream Survey-certified instructor Cathy Wiss. Our classes are great for fly fishermen, citizen science program or team leaders, aquatic resource biologists, and anyone interested in monitoring and understanding stream health. 
    Registration & Fee Information
    Registration required. The classes are open to anyone 10 years and older.Prices for all classes are $15 Members/$25 non-members. Learn more and register at
    Introduction to Stream Science Series
    Healthy Stream Biology Classroom Session – Woodend Sanctuary, Chevy Chase, MD (7-9:30 pm); Thursday, January 25 (Section A) & Thursday, March 15 (Section B) (Both sections A & B cover the same material)
    In the classroom, we will explore how “benthic macroinvertebrates” — organisms that live in the bottom of our streams – help us assess the streams’ health. We will learn how to identify these organisms to the taxonomic level of order through a PowerPoint presentation and by examining preserved specimens through a hands-on session with microscopes.
    Field Workshop (Ten Mile Creek, Boyds, MD) – Saturday, March 17 (9:30 am – noon)
    In the field workshop, we will visit a stream to practice monitoring techniques and to collect and identify the benthic macroinvertebrates we find.
    How to Read Your Stream – Woodend Sanctuary, Chevy Chase, MD; Thursday, April 5 (7-9:30 pm)
    Learn about the influence of land uses on streams, stream character and dynamics, bank erosion, bar formation, substrate composition, different velocity-depth regimes, and the importance of riffles and riparian vegetation.
    Advanced Series: Aquatic Insect Family ID**
    Woodend Sanctuary, Chevy Chase, MD (7-9:30 pm)
    Session A: Beetles, Megaloptera & Water Bugs – Thursday, February 1
    Session B: Caddisflies & Aquatic Moths – Thursday, February 8
    Session C: Dragonflies, Damselflies & True Flies – Thursday, February 15
    Session D: Mayflies – Thursday, February 22
    Session E: Stoneflies & Review – Thursday, March 1
    Learn how to identify aquatic insects to the taxonomic level of family through this series of five classes. Identification to family level greatly enhances our understanding of stream ecology and the power of our monitoring data.
    Learn more about our Stream Science Classes and register

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    Now Hiring: Naturalist & Outreach Coordinator (part-time) – Jug Bay

    Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, located in southern Anne Arundel County, MD, is now hiring a Naturalist & Outreach Coordinator (part-time). Please see the attached job announcement for a description of duties and instructions for applying for the position.

    Please share with any individuals or groups you feel may be interested in this opportunity.PT Naturalist Position Description 2018

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    Seasonal Environmental Educator Position at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program

    I wanted to share with you a new, paid position with the Maryland Coastal Bays Program in Berlin, MD.  We will be hiring a Seasonal Environmental Educator for nine months from March-Nov. 2018.  The deadline for submission is November 24th, and interviews will begin after Thanksgiving break.  
    Please feel free to share this your classes, on a job board, or within your organization.  We would greatly appreciate it.
    Thank you! And have a fantastic weekend,

    Liz Vander Clute
    Education Coordinator
    Maryland Coastal Bays Program


    MCBP Environmental Education Internship Description

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    Plant Sale – Great prices!

    Howard EcoWorks is developing a workforce to undertake environmental improvement projects in Howard County.  Howard EcoWorks has a partnership with the Howard County Department of Corrections to grow native plants for restoration projects.  Excess stock is being sold this fall to fundraise for our efforts.  Bulk discounts are available with great prices for a selection of perennials, shrubs and trees.  If you are interested in purchasing plants, please fill out a plant order form, attached here and available on our web-site: or send an email to  Delivery of bulk sales may be possible for an extra cost, please inquire.  Thank you!

    Plant Order Form(2)

    Lori Lilly, CEP
    Director, Howard EcoWorks



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    MAEOE Workshop in Frederick, MD

    Thinking about becoming a Green School? Interested in learning about PLT’s Carbon and Climate e-unit? The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is holding a workshop at Bar-T Mountainside in Frederick, Maryland on November 8th, space is limited.

    During the morning, educators will learn about the MAEOE MD Green School program and will take home tips and tricks for a successful application. After lunch, instructors will model lessons from Project Learning Tree’s E-Unit, Carbon and Climate. The e-unit is aligned with NGSS standards and is organized around the 5E Instructional Model, which fosters science learning through a planned sequence of instruction. The e-unit is geared towards 6-8 grade standards, however, the e-units include resources for customizing the lessons for younger (fifth grade) or older (high school) students. Educators will take home the online materials, plus local connections to the bay region.

    To learn more  about the workshop, please see the MAEOE_November_programming flyer. To learn more about the Carbon and Climate E-Unit, please see the Carbon-Climate-Overview flyer. Click here to register.

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    Midshore Riverkeepers Host Creation Care Workshop November 30

    click here for Creation Care Workshop Poster

    Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC), in partnership with Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, will host a one-hour “Creation Care” workshop to bring together the faith community and the environmental community. The workshop, which is part of MRC’s Stewards for Streams Faith Initiative, will be held on Thursday, November 30 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center, located at 114 S. Washington Street in Easton.

    Faith Howarth of Grace Lutheran installs rain barrels at the church to reduce stormwater pollution and collect rain water for their garden.

    Faith organizations and dedicated individuals of any denomination are encouraged to attend. Through this workshop, MRC will offer three free ways that the faith community can engage their congregations in environmental stewardship and education. MRC and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake have already collaborated with 10 churches to install rain gardens and native trees that beautify the church grounds while reducing pollution and benefiting the local environment. MRC and Interfaith Partners can provide a menu of options that go beyond in-the-ground projects, including youth trips and service learning, adult education programs, and advocacy.

    “Faith organizations are pillars in our community that can stand as examples of environmental stewardship,” says Suzanne Sullivan, MRC’s Stewards for Streams coordinator. “They have an audience of dedicated individuals and families who can help spread environmental messages and actions.”

    St. Luke’s congregation in Cambridge planting native trees in St. Luke’s second environmental stewardship project.

    Participating congregations include: Grace Lutheran, Presbyterian Church, and St. Mark’s in Easton, and St. Luke United Methodist and Waugh Chapel in Cambridge, as well as Greater New Hope Baptist in Preston.

    To RSVP for this event, email or call 443-385-0511.

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    Conservation Saves the World – Using Land to Unite

    “You cannot save the land apart from the people, or the people apart from the land.” –Wendell Berry

    What is the future of investing in and protecting land, and how can land be the difference-maker in our own community’s health, economic vibrancy, future prosperity, and beyond?

    Join the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and national speakers at ESLC’s 18th Annual Planning Conference on Thursday, November 9th at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club for a forward-looking conference designed to showcase how land can be one of the strongest forces for good in our communities.

    Speakers include: Collin O’Mara, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Wildlife Federation; legendary author, facilitator, and consultant, Peter Forbes; writer and author of the critically-accalimed “The Experience of Place”, Tony Hiss.

    We need land to grow food and provide access to clean water. We need land for greater physical and mental health. We need land for vibrant communities. This full-day conference will be a highly-interactive affair with forward thinking, real-life examples of how land is making a positive impact on communities, and how it can be an even bigger hero in an uninspired and divided world.

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    Announcing our new Executive Director TODAY!

    Chesapeake BaySavers will be announcing the newest BaySaver today on Facebook at 4:00 PM!

    Head to our Facebook page to meet and learn about our new Executive Director and hear about all of the great things we are doing to restore the Chesapeake Bay for future generations.



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    CWP/EPR Workshop “Integrating Stream Restoration into Pennsylvania’s PRPs and Phase III WIPs”

    The Center for Watershed Protection and Ecosystem Planning & Restoration are hosting a 1 day workshop on Dec. 11, 2017 in Mechanicsville, PA. For more information: Integrating Stream Restoration into PAs PRPs

    To register for the workshop:

    The purpose of the workshop is to:

     Provide training to improve understanding of how to use and apply the Chesapeake Bay Program Stream Restoration crediting protocols towards TMDL and Pollution Reduction Plan targets
     Address FAQs about how to implement the protocols and how they will be affected by the new Phase 6 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model
    Provide guidance on how to rapidly determine suitable candidates for stream restoration.
    Learn about site selection and assessment methods to rapidly evaluate existing stream conditions, recommend potential stream restoration solutions, and evaluate the feasibility of potential stream restoration projects for project implementation prioritization.

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    Ecological Restoration Technician

    Ecosystem Services, LLC is hiring for the position of Ecological Restoration Technician in our Charlottesville, Virginia office.

    ES is seeking a candidate with a passion for learning, relevant experience, and a willingness to be an active participant in the growth of our company. This position has an anticipated start date of December 8, 2017. Compensation will be based on the experience and qualifications of the applicant along with a competitive benefits package. Ecosystem Services offers a collaborative and engaging work environment, technical and professional mentorship, and an opportunity for advancement in a growing company. Applicants must have the ability and willingness to work in fast-paced and challenging environments, inclement weather, and to travel.

    Please see the attached job posting PDF for additional details!

    ES Ecological Restoration Technician Posting

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    Marking and Communications Manager

    The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, a regional environmental nonprofit organization based in Wilmington, Delaware, seeks a full-time Marketing and Communications Coordinator to be responsible for promoting PDE, and its activities, to build awareness and engagement for protecting and enhancing the Delaware Estuary.  Key elements of this responsibility include managing the organization’s website, newsletter, and media presence (social and traditional) to meet programmatic goals and raise regional and national visibility.

    For the full job description, click here.

    Those who wish to apply should submit a cover letter and resume to Claire Birney by November 30, 2017.

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    Faith Initiative Creation Care Workshop

    Click here for Creation Care Workshop Poster.

    Across Maryland, congregations of all denominations are engaging in Creation Care – faith based stewardship of the planet and communities we live in. Engaging congregations in environmental stewardship is spiritually meaningful and positively impacts the local environment.

    Join Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake for an hourlong workshop. Learn 3 FREE WAYS your congregation can begin or continue Creation Care practices including:

    Youth Education & Service Projects
    Congregation Workshops
    Grounds Projects that Beautify and Treat Pollution.

    Faith leaders and active congregant leaders welcome!

    RSVP to or call 443-385-0511

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    Ecosystem Services is hiring!

    Ecosystem Services, LLC is hiring for an Environmental Scientist position in our Charlottesville, Virginia office.

    ES is seeking a candidate with a passion for learning, relevant experience, and a willingness to be an active participant in the growth of our company. This position has an anticipated start date of December 8, 2017. Compensation will be based on the experience and qualifications of the applicant along with a competitive benefits package. Ecosystem Services offers a collaborative and engaging work environment, technical and professional mentorship, and an opportunity for advancement in a growing company. Applicants must have the ability and willingness to work in fast-paced and challenging environments, inclement weather, and to travel.

    Please see the attached job posting PDF for additional details!

    ES Environmental Scientist Posting

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    Do you have 10 minutes to help with my graduate thesis?

    Dear colleagues,
    I am working towards a master’s in public health online through the University of South Florida.

    I am asking for your help with my thesis. To graduate I am conducting a survey and subsequent activity to be done around the holidays. The purpose of the survey is to explore the attitudes, barriers, and benefits associated with experiential gift giving and it should only take 8-10 minutes to complete. You can start it here – Please feel free to share this survey with others.

    Once you complete the survey please consider visiting this page (also linked in the survey thank you page) which discusses the activity – This activity will only take another 2 minutes.

    For more detail about my project you can read this blog post here –

    If you or your organization is interested in helping to promote these topics (decreasing consumption, increasing happiness, spending more time in nature and with family and friends, etc.) please reach out. I can provide you with sample social media posts, newsletter content or we can discuss a larger partnership. The campaign is being conducted pro-bono with no funding so any in-kind support is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

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    Atmospheric Rivers

    Of interest to stormwater studies:

    “In regions like the east and west coast of North America, New Zealand and south-east Asia, 50% of the fresh water that flows on land is attributed to atmospheric rivers.”

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    Shells and Bells Party on the Creek

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    ICPRB is Hiring

    Senior Environmental Scientist/Engineer

    The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) seeks an Environmental Scientist/Engineer to undertake interesting and challenging projects in its water quality program area.  The primary responsibilities of this position include statistical analysis of water quality data; development of computer simulation models of rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries; formal presentation of project results to both technical staff and the general public; and written documentation of project development and results.  Typical projects have included assisting member jurisdictions in developing bacteria, sediment, and/or nutrient TMDLs for rivers, reservoirs, and small tidal systems.  ICPRB also is expecting to continue participating in the development of successive phases of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Watershed Model.

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