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The American Lung Association in California is looking for an enthusiastic and qualified applicant to join our dynamic air quality policy team as an Advocacy Coordinator in its San Bernardino office. This is a grant funded position contingent upon continued grant funding awarded to American Lung Association in California.

As part of the San Bernardino staff team, and under supervision of the Area Director and statewide air quality staff, the Advocacy Coordinator will focus advocacy and outreach activities to promote the smart growth land use requirements of Senate Bill 375 (SB 375, Steinberg), California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act. The goals of SB 375 include reducing regional vehicle emissions through coordinated land use and transportation planning. The Advocacy Coordinator will mainly work in the San Bernardino/Riverside county area, but will also attend meetings and engage with coalition partners in Los Angeles County and the broader Southern California region. The Advocacy Coordinator will represent the American Lung Association at local and regional meetings related to land use and transportation planning, identify and recruit health organizations, physicians and health professionals in Southern California to engage in the SB 375 process and join the lung association’s advocacy network, the Health Professionals for Clean Air. The Advocacy Coordinator will raise awareness among local and regional elected officials of the health impacts caused by air pollution and climate change; and advocate within regional planning processes for the inclusion of health-promoting land use and transportation strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in local and regional coalition efforts in support of strong SB 375 implementation to achieve air quality and climate goals.
  • Identify and recruit health organizations and health professionals to support strategies that promote air quality and climate goals.
  • Coordinate regular discussions among public health stakeholders.
  • Represent the organization before local and regional government bodies and on advisory committees related to land use and transportation planning.
  • Plan and coordinate forums to foster public and elected official awareness of the clean air and public health benefits of strong implementation of smart growth and SB 375.
  • Assist with training and preparing health experts to engage in educational efforts related to air quality and climate change including presentations (in-person, online, etc.) and testimony before policymakers throughout Southern California.
  • Conduct community and media outreach in coordination with ALA in CA communications staff (write letters to the editor and op-eds, attend meetings, conduct community presentations) in Southern California.
  • Assist with community outreach regarding the ALA State of the Air report and other signature ALA reports.Engage in other Lung Association duties as assigned.
  • Promote the mission of the American Lung Association in California.
  • Identify and recruit organizations and health professionals to support air quality and climate policies.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Master’s of Public Health preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in policy advocacy and organizing, specifically related to air quality and public health.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skillsand demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience working with government agencies, public health community desired.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Proven technology skills and ability to learn new computer programs quickly.
  • Exceptional analytical and research skills, including the ability to write policy and advocacy materials. Ability to anticipate needs and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Highly organized with an attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Self-starter, motivated and possessing a strong interest in promoting the work of the American Lung Association in California.
  • Reliable transportation and valid California driver’s license.

To apply:  Submit 2 documents, both in Word or pdf Format: 1) Formal Cover letter that includes your specific qualifications for this position, salary requirements and why you are interested in this position; and 2) Resume to:
American Lung Association in California
Human Resources Department
424 Pendleton Way
Oakland, CA 94621

Fax: 1-866-522-1681#
cajobs@lung.org

For more information visitwww.lung.org/california. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted. The American Lung Association in California is a smoke-free workplace.

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We are hiring three multi-year, grant-funded positions: a Technical Writer, a Programmer, and a Data Manager/GIS Analyst. They will work as part of a team on the following project:
The Central Valley Chinook Life Cycle Model (CVC-LCM) team is working to produce an empirically based model that will simulate the effects of diverse conservation actions on the amount of available habitat and the survival of threatened/endangered salmonids in California’s Central Valley. The model integrates information on hydrology, water temperature, habitat quantity/quality, and juvenile survival across space and time, incorporating effects on various life stages (eggs, fry, smolts, oceanic sub-adults, and returning adults) and in different parts of their range (rivers, delta, floodplains, bays, and ocean). The CVC-LCM team consists of ecologists, geographers, modelers, and programmers, and relies on close collaboration between these diverse team members, each of whom brings his/her own specific skills to project.

View the full Programmer job description and access the on-line application:
https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=3D66035

View the full Technical Writer job description and access the on-line application:
https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=3D66036

View the full Data Manager / GIS Analyst job description and access the on-line application:
https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=3D66034

Feel free to contact me with any inquiries about the position.
Candan Soykan
NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC, Santa Cruz
candan.soykan@noaa.gov

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A full-time, two-year field and lab research position working on  pollination and native plant restoration for pollinators in Neal Williams lab at UC Davis.

Pay scale: $2,806 monthly / $33,672 annual; eligible for health benefits
Closing date: open until filled
Anticipated Start date:  December, 2012 (flexible Late November 2012 – January 2013)
Duration: Two- year position renewable upon review of first season.
Time allocation:  100%
Location: Davis, CA**

Review of applications will begin Nov 14 and continue until the position is filled.

Position Description: A full-time two-year field and lab research position working on pollination and native plant restoration for pollinators is available in the Neal Williams lab at UC Davis. *The successful applicant will assist with a series of collaborative research projects on pollination of selected crops by native and managed bees, identification of native plant materials to support wild and managed bee populations, and habitat restoration to provide nesting and floral resources for pollinators within agricultural landscapes.**  *Responsibilities will include comparing pollinator quality between managed and wild bee taxa in a controlled field context, helping with* *establishment and maintenance of wildflower restoration plots on farms, and monitoring bee use of floral and nesting resources within restoration plots. The position provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills in pollination biology, native plant restoration, bee biology, sustainable agriculture and conservation outreach.

Our lab is part of vibrant Ecology and Entomology groups at UC Davis.  The position is funded by a grant from USDA and continuation of the position is dependent on job performance.**

Project description:  We are initiating a multi-year project targeting pollinator biodiversity and pollination services in agricultural landscapes. Our overall goal is to promote sustainable pollination through integrated pollination strategies with wild and managed bee populations.  The program blends research on cultivation of native plants, monitoring of bees of forage, and monitoring of bee nesting.

Minimum Qualifications/ requirements:
– Bachelors degree in biological sciences (Ecology, entomology, plant biology/botany is especially useful)
– Previous experience in pollination biology, entomology and/or field ecology, conservation biology
– Flexibility to work at various hours of day and week to support experimental requirements (e.g., evenings, weekends).
– Attention to detail (will be collecting and working with original data from multiple projects)
– Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
– Previous field experience (preferably with plants and native bees)
– Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)
– Valid driver’s license
– Ability to work in the field under hot sunny conditions for long hours

Additional Qualifications:
– Knowledge of California Flora
– Knowledge of and facility with ArcGIS

Application materials:
Please send the following materials to Kimiora Ward at (ucdbees123@gmail.com ): cover letter briefly detailing your interest in the position, CV, list of 3 references, with full contact information, who are familiar with your scholarship, research ability, experience and potential.

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The University of North Carolina (with the University of Minnesota) seeks assistants to work full time on two NSF-funded projects that use a group of aphid-transmitted viruses and the wild grass species they infect to investigate the dynamics of generalist, vector-borne pathogens. Employment will extend from early February through June 2013 at the University of California’s Hopland Research and Extension Center. http://ucanr.org/sites/hopland/  Work is primarily in the field with occasional duties in the greenhouse and lab. 

Responsibilities: 

  • collecting plant samples for biological and chemical labs
  • surveying aphid populations and enemy damage on plants,
  • estimating plant species abundances via percent cover,
  • weeding experimental plots, propagating plants in the greenhouse,
  • measuring plant physiological traits.


Flexible work hours and some weekends required. Start and end dates are moderately flexible. Dorm housing and on-site transportation is provided, but assistants are responsible for their own transportation to the site. This is a great opportunity to participate in and learn about basic ecological and epidemiological research. Interested assistants can receive scientific and career mentoring, and past field assistants have gone on to permanent positions and graduate school. Website: http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Mitchell/
ResearchFrontpage.htm

Required Qualifications: 

  • Outdoor research experience, especially field work with plants, insects, or microbes.
  • Willingness and ability to work outdoors under a wide range of weather conditions (daytime temperatures range from 45-95F, and rain is common), and to perform mildly strenuous field work for extended periods (up to 9 hours). 
  • Especially essential is a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to interact respectfully in a communal living setting.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • BA or BS degree, with coursework in ecology/botany.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience measuring photosynthesis/using IRGAs;
  • experience measuring soil nutrients.
  • Familiarity with California flora.

To Apply: Please send a brief cover letter, a CV or resume, and contact information for at least two references by email to the address below. Review of applications will begin in late October, and continue until filled.

SALARY: 
$10.61/hr, on-site housing included

LAST DATE TO APPLY: 
15 November 2012 (rolling)

CONTACT: 
Miranda Welsh
Email: panda@live.unc.edu (preferred)
Phone: 919-357-7833

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