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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.

    Learn more…: https://www.potomacriver.org/about-us/jobs/

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    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.

    Successful candidates will meet the following requirements:

    Demonstrated understanding of hydrology, water chemistry, environmental fluid dynamics, statistics, and computer programming;
    Experience with computer simulation models such as HSPF, SWAT, CE-QUAL-W2, WASP, or EFDC;
    Experience applying statistical principles to analysis of water quality data;
    Computer programming experience, preferably with some familiarity with FORTRAN, and experience with R, SAS, or another statistical software package;
    Ability to work independently through all phases of project design, execution, and documentation;
    Ability to work cooperatively with staff at ICPRB or at other agencies and organizations;
    Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical audiences, both orally and in writing; and
    Demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship and collaborative management of resources.

    Experience supervising staff helpful but not necessary.

    Compensation commensurate with experience.

    Preferred Education: Ph.D. in environmental engineering, water resources, hydrology, or environmental science; or commensurate experience with computer simulation modeling and statistical analysis.

    ICPRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer, located in Rockville, Maryland. Learn more at www.PotomacRiver.org.

    Please send an electronic copy of cover letter and resume to jobs@icprb.org by 5:00 PM on November 15, 2017.  No phone calls, please.

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    Creek Freaks Stream Monitoring Training in Jefferson, Md.

    Two men using a net to collect insect samples from the creek.

    Creek Freaks equips educators with the knowledge and skills to deliver fun and effective watershed education. Join us on Friday, September 15th in Jefferson, Md. (15-minutes from Frederick) for a workshop to explore exciting interactive lessons and curriculum. We will even venture outside for hands-on stream monitoring!

    Learn more: http://ikes.org/FHcreekfreak

    What We Cover:
    – The basics of watersheds and the benefits of protecting them.
    – Activities you can take back to your students.
    – Get your feet wet in the stream to learn physical, chemical and biological monitoring techniques to assess stream health.

    Cost: $15 covers lunch, materials and curriculum

    The program is brought to you by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin ICPRB, Izaak Walton League of America, and Fox Haven Farm & Retreat Center.

    We hope you’ll join us!

    Renee Bourassa, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

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    Creek Freaks Training for Educators

    Two men using a net to collect insect samples from the creek.

    Creek Freaks equips educators with the knowledge and skills to deliver fun and effective watershed education. Join us on September 15th in Jefferson, Md (just outside of Frederick, Md) for a workshop to explore exciting hands-on lessons and curriculum. We will even venture outside for stream monitoring! This day-long lesson is great for teachers, informal educators, scout leaders, summer camp counselors and anyone else interested in stream monitoring!

    CLICK HERE (http://ikes.org/FHcreekfreak) to sign up!

    The program is brought to you by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin ICPRB, Izaak Walton League of America, and Fox Haven Farm & Retreat Center.

    What We Cover:
    – The basics of watersheds and the benefits of protecting them.
    – Activities you can take back to your students.
    – Get your feet wet in the stream to learn physical, chemical and biological monitoring techniques to assess stream health.

    Cost: $15 covers lunch, snacks, materials and curriculum

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    Walk in the Woods, Frederick Municipal Forest

    On this short hike we will discuss the flora, fauna, and natural history of the Potomac River basin and Frederick City watershed, introducing the concepts of watershed management, water resources, and drinking water source protection in a natural, fun environment. The guide for this Walk in the Woods, Potomac Edition in the Frederick Watershed, will be arborist and tree-devotee, Jenny Willoughby. Jen is a knowledgeable and engaging teacher with extensive knowledge of the region. You won’t want to miss this Walk in the Woods!

    Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/981152565348969

    For questions, contact Renee Bourassa at rbourassa@icprb.org

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    New resource for environmental educators!

    We have a great new resource on our website that helps environmental educators find organizations in the Potomac River basin that can augment the classroom experience. Educators can find organizations that provide field experiences, professional development, funding and more.

    Check it out here: http://bit.ly/Env_Resource_Directory

    Please let us know if your organization should be included by emailing Renee Bourassa at rbourassa@icprb.org.

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    Join ICPRB for a fun and educational hike!

    Join ICPRB June 3rd at Point of Rocks, Md. where we’ll take a short hike while discussing the flora, fauna, and natural and social history of the Potomac River basin, introducing the concepts of watershed management, water resources, and drinking water source protection in a natural, fun environment. The guide for this Walk in the Woods, Potomac Edition is retired ICPRB biologist, Jim Cummins.  Jim is full of great stories and interesting history. You won’t want to miss this Walk in the Woods!

    Learn more or RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/995335030600391/

    We will meet at the boat ramp parking lot at 9:00am.

    Questions? Please contact Renee Bourassa at rbourassa@icprb.org

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    Residential Oil Tanks [Infographic]

    Oil and other hazardous spills can be large and dramatic when they threaten the Potomac’s ecosystem. Other hazards can occur slowly over time, and although they are less visible, they can have a marked effect on impacted rivers and streams. The ICPRB, with help from its jurisdictions, has produced an informational web page about residential heating oil tanks. These generally unregulated tanks of less than 1,000 gallons can spring leaks without anyone taking notice. Check out our oil storage tank page for more information: http://bit.ly/1WQcpWN

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    Have you seen an algae bloom in the Potomac? There’s an app for that!

    ICPRB needs your help! Do you have a favorite stream that you paddle, fish, or walk along? Have you found areas where stringy green algae seems to always grow? How about new stands of plants, or areas where the water always seems green with algae? Please share your observation with us on ICPRB’s new Water Reporter app. Learn more about the phone applicagtion here: http://bit.ly/233Pc1q

    In ICPRB’s  5th year studying the prevalence and ecological impact of algae and plants in freshwater systems, our biologists hope to expand the project’s range and scope to include more rivers and streams affected by dense plant blooms. Logistically, this task is daunting without the help of volunteers. That’s where you come in!

    For this project, we are asking volunteers in different organizations throughout the Potomac basin to report bloom areas that they regularly visit. Ideally ICPRB biologists hope to identify more hot spots within the basin to later target more exhaustive localized research efforts.

    Renee Bourassa | Communications Specialist
    Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
    30 W. Gude Drive, Suite 450
    Rockville, MD 20850
    rbourassa@icprb.org

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    Calendar of Events on ICPRB’s website

    Did you know that that ICPRB maintains a Calendar of Events that includes volunteer opportunities, great family programs, paddling opportunities, and more, all within the Potomac river basin? It’s a great resource for fun things to do in the area!

    If your organizations has an event coming up, please email me at rbourassa@icprb.org with the information and I would be happy to add it.

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    Educator Resources from Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

    Score Four ICPRB

    Are you an educator looking for project-based lessons that get students outside and engaged in their local environment?  With ICPRB’s Score Four lessons students practice science, every-day math, and project planning as they design and implement a sustainable stormwater-reduction project on their campus. It’s Environmental Literacy and STEM right on your campus.

    Check out the free lesson plans and other great information on ICPRB’s Educator Resources page.

     

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    Educator Resources from Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

    Score Four ICPRB

    Are you an educator looking for project-based lessons that get students outside and engaged in their local environment?  With ICPRB’s Score Four lessons students practice science, every-day math, and project planning as they design and implement a sustainable stormwater-reduction project on their campus. It’s Environmental Literacy and STEM right on your campus.

    Check out the free lesson plans and other information on ICPRB’s Educator Resources page.

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    Water Resources Fellow

    The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin seeks a Water Resources Fellow for a one-year position. Successful candidates will meet the following requirements:

    Experience conducting geographic analyses and independent research projects related to land use, water supply, source water protection, water quality, and/or hydrology using ESRI or open source mapping tools.
    Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, web-based mapping, and JavaScript with MySQL and/or PostgreSQL databases required.
    Programming experience with Drupal and Python desired.
    Capable of synthesizing data and information into short issue briefs.
    Demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship and collaborative management of resources.

    Compensation: $40,000, plus benefits

    Duration: 1 year

    Preferred Education: Master’s candidate or recent graduate in water resources, environmental science, planning, geography, engineering, or related field. ICPRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to maintain a diverse workforce. ICPRB is located in Rockville, Maryland.

    Please send an electronic copy of cover letter and resume to jobs@icprb.org by 5:00 PM on September 30, 2015.

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    Research Fellow in Aquatic Ecology

    The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) seeks an enthusiastic, talented problem-solver for a 1-year term position in its Aquatic Habitats unit. The position requires a level of knowledge and independence generally associated with graduate level education and work experience. The successful candidate will work with staff to

    further develop a Chesapeake basin-wide index of biotic integrity for non-tidal stream macroinvertebrates (“Chessie” BIBI), and
    analyze long-term water quality trends for streams and rivers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

    Ideal qualities include

    a strong background in aquatic ecosystems;
    sound technical and analytical skills;
    an ability to assemble and manage databases and perform statistical analyses in R;
    experience with field work;
    an ability to integrate concepts and data from several disciplines to study ecological relationships; and
    an ability to communicate effectively and work independently.

    Requirements:

    A PhD, or Master’s of Science and at least 2-3 years experience, in a relevant field of environmental science
    Experience identifying stream macroinvertebrate taxa to family- and genus-level; taxonomic certification is desirable
    Experience working with relational databases and conducting statistical analyses (proficiency in MS Excel, MS Access, and R programming environment required)
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Available to start in October 2015

    This is a 1-year term position, contingent on availability of funding, and includes benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Submit resume to jobs@icprb.org by September 1, 2015. ICPRB is an EOE.

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