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The sustainability sector is growing at an increasingly rapid rate. From clean energy to building sustainable enterprise, sustainability expertise is in high demand as the world shifts to a green economy. Below is a list of featured job opportunities for the sustainability graduate students and alumni. Please be sure to check this page frequently as we update this page weekly with new jobs.

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 Featured Jobs

                           

City of Tampa                                                   

Position: Recycling Specialist                                            

An employee in this class of work is responsible for assisting in developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating activities related to the City's recycling and waste reduction program. Work is of average difficulty; the employee should possess the basic skills to gain knowledge of solid waste and recycling methods, procedures, strategic planning, and equipment. Work is performed under general supervision; however, the employee is expected to exercise some initiative and independent judgment and work independently and responsibly on assigned projects. This position involves assisting with educational programs, public awareness campaigns, grant applications, data collection and analysis, and report preparation. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted and results obtained.

Location: Tampa, FL

 

 

Broward County Government                                                    

Position: Natural Resource Specialist (Climate Resilience Specialist)

This position plays an important role in the County's climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives and supports regional planning for resilience in the areas of energy, water, transportation, public infrastructure and natural systems. This position provides technical evaluations, report and mapping product development and project management to inform policy and planning activities on a County-wide scale and works with visualization tools to effectively evaluate and communicate the impacts of climate change and benefits of adaptation strategies. The candidate will also participate in the identification and pursuit of grant funding, provide contract management, and support the County's Climate Change Task Force.

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Valencia College                                        

Position: Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability

The Director of Energy Conservation and Sustainability assists the AVP, Facilities Planning/Real Estate Development by providing leadership and implementing conservation and sustainability efforts to ensure efficient campus operations in the areas of energy, water, habitat, waste, environmental health and transportation in collaboration with the college community.

Location: Orlando, FL

 

 

Tampa Bay Trane                                                 

Position: HVAC/Controls Analyst                                                     

Tampa Bay Trane is currently looking for an HVAC/ Controls Analyst. May specialize in electrical systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; green buildings; lighting; air quality; or energy procurement. The position requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

Location: Tampa, FL

 

 

Triumvirate Environmental                               

Position: Environmental Specialist

Environmental Specialists are the backbone behind Triumvirate Environmental's success. They are hardworking, quick on their feet, innovative, and customer service driven. Our customers are world-renowned life science, healthcare, industrial, and higher education institutions and our Environmental Specialists interface with them each day, serving as an extension of their own Environmental Health and Safety Departments.

Location: Somerville, MA/Orlando, FL

 

 

Center for Biological Diversity                                                  

Position: Wildlife Corridor Advocate                  

The Policy Advocate will be a leading voice in pushing local, regional and state agencies to protect wildlife corridors at risk from destructive development at California's suburban and exurban edges. By working closely with scientists, lawyers, organizers and media professionals, the Policy Advocate will be expected to play an active role in influencing and shaping land use decisionmaking and planning in California and beyond. The ideal candidate will have excellent research as well as oral and written communication skills with an ability to think strategically and creatively.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

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Current Job Opportunities 

 

The Mosaic Company: Environmental Specialist

Position: Environmental Specialist

The Environmental Specialist collects samples, observes facility operations, interprets data, and communicates issues with operations and management. Provides expertise including technical training to assure compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements. Troubleshoots and maintains an environmental electronic database and inspection records and modifies as needed. Provides expertise to implement new software and equipment to continue on-going environmental compliance. Directs contractors as necessary.

Location: Riverview, FL

 

Environment America: Clean Water Advocate

Position: Clean Water Advocate 

Environment America seeks a skilled and savvy advocate to persuade key decision-makers to protect our rivers and our drinking water from pollution. Responsibilities include developing strategy and messaging, advocacy, coalition-building, generating media and visibility, fundraising, coordinating grassroots efforts, and helping us build our team.

Location: Washington, DC

 

Environment America: Fellow

Position: Environment America Fellow

Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or building a community coalition to keep local waters clean. Imagine building the organizational power — the funds, the membership, the activist base and more — that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul. That's what you'll do with Environment America during this two-year fellowship program. We work to mobilize support it takes to build more solar and wind power, reduce global warming pollution, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, protect our wildlife and wild places, and hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws.

Location: Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; or Decatur, GA

 

Center for Biological Diversity: State Field Campaigner

Position: State Field Campaigner

The Florida Field Campaigner will work on mobilizing and engaging people in the state to resist environmental rollbacks and advocate for bold conservation initiatives. This is a grassroots organizing position that will manage statewide campaigns with a focus on advocating within the state toward stronger local and federal conservation policies. Additionally, the campaigner will engage and support our volunteer-based distributed organizing network, Ignite Change.

Location: St. Petersburg, FL

 

Everglades University: Faculty, Alternative and Renewable Energy Managemen

Position: Faculty, Alternative and Renewable Energy Management

Everglades University is currently seeking qualified individuals to join our team as Adjunct Faculty Members (may lead to full-time) for the Distance Learning Division. We seek experienced individuals who will provide instruction in an environment that embraces learning, positive spirit, high-performance, integrity and diversity for Alternative and Renewable Energy Management.

Location: Remote (Distance Learning)

 

Sustainable Agriculture (AmeriCorps VISTA) - AmeriCorps

Position: AmeriCorps VISTA

Coldharbour Institute will partner with local entities to develop a regional sustainable agriculture program, including an agri-tourism program that will help this vibrant high altitude, cold weather agricultural community come together to make it a destination hub for students of agriculture, tourists, and food enthusiasts. This in turn will lead to greater economic, social and environmental sustainability for the region. The programs that will be developed aim to train local and non-local community members in sustainable agricultural industries that are appropriate to local environmental, social and economic conditions, thereby giving them the skills and desire to engage in a growing agri-tourism economy based on sustainable agricultural practices and ecological restoration. Our sustainability initiative will help facilitate more diverse income opportunities for our residents through green initiatives appropriate for high elevation environments.

Location: Colorado

 

California Academy of Sciences: Sustainability Presenter

Position: Sustainability Presenter

The California Academy of Sciences' sustainability efforts are focused on sustaining the diversity of life on Earth, and the crucial services ecosystems provide to humanity. To us, sustainability means preserving the fabric of life on Earth, for ourselves and for future generations. We are seeking Sustainability Presenters who will help develop and deliver new sustainability-themed efforts at the California Academy of Science (the Academy). The Sustainability Presenters will engage all-age audiences with sustainability-themed programs and activities on the museum floor, on electronic channels (including video and social media), and at partner institutions, including other museums, schools, universities, and corporate campuses.

Location: San Francisco, CA

  

Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority: Environmental Specialist I

Position: Environmental Specialist I

Performs assigned work pertaining to hydrologic and water quality monitoring, environmental land management, and environmental permit compliance to support drinking water supply operations. Minimum requirements include an Associate Degree or equivalent Technical/Vocational diploma and three years applicable experience. Employees in this class capable of performing assigned duties with considerable independence.

Location: Arcadia, FL

 

Center for Biological Diversity: State Field Campaigner

Position: State Field Campaigner

The North Carolina field campaigner will work on mobilizing and engaging people in the state to resist environmental rollbacks and advocate for bold conservation initiatives. This is a grassroots organizing position that will manage statewide campaigns with a focus on advocating within the state toward stronger local and federal conservation policies. Additionally, the campaigner will engage and support our volunteer-based distributed organizing network, Ignite Change.

Location: Raleigh-Durham, NC

 

Clean Water Action: Grassroots Sustainability Advocate

Position: Grassroots Sustainability Advocate

Responsibilities include:

Keeping up-to-date on multiple local, state, and national water and environmental issues
Going door-to-door to educate and organize diverse communities around current issues
Motivating people to get involved to protect water and the environment
Fundraising for different local, state, and national campaigns
Assisting people to directly contact their elected representatives on a variety of environmental issues
Campaigning for Green candidates

Location: Austin, TX

 

Ecology Center: Education and Engagement Program Coordinator

Position: Education and Engagement Program Coordinator

The Ecology Center in Berkeley is seeking a Program Coordinator to join our Education and Engagement team, which provides information, resources, and education to our community in person and remotely. The program includes a environmental resources hotline; a book and seed library; and projects and events on sustainability, climate, and waste reduction. The Education and Engagement Program works to foster a more educated and responsible public by making "doing the right thing" as easy, accessible, affordable, and just as possible.

 

Location: Berkeley, CA

 

Creative Werks: Sustainability and Environmental Specialist

Position: Sustainability and Environmental Specialist

Self-motivated person who has personal passion for Sustainability, eager to take on challenging projects and brainstorm transformational ideas. Responsible for the leadership and the development, implementation and management of all Recycling & Environmental programs/activities within all cw locations. Provides technical expertise and support to ensure compliance to third-party and client requirements. Create and execute strategic steps that expand and support our sustainability vision.

Location: Elk Grove Village, IL

 

University of Pittsburgh: Director of Sustainability

Position: Director of Sustainability

This role will be charged with being a key connector and collaborator on campus, establishing key relationships, and leveraging Pitt's resources to enable the Pitt Sustainability Plan. This role will build upon existing successes to position the University of Pittsburgh as a leader in the field of Sustainability at the city, state, regional, national and international level by promoting broader awareness of the University's environmental, social and financial sustainability successes and accomplishments.The position will also provide leadership to the University Sustainability Committee, a cross-campus committee of internal champions promoting sustainability. The position will provide leadership for building and enhancing collaborative partnerships while supporting University-wide sustainability strategy, guidelines, and policy development in collaboration with stakeholders from across the University.This position will be a key advocate on campus to enhance collaborative partnerships with Academics, Operations, Student Affairs, Athletics and other Campus groups as needed.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

 

City of St. Petersburg: Environmental Specialist (Water Resources Department)

Position: Environmental Specialist (Water Resources Department)

This is important technical field work assessing water quality and performing work related to the City's Industrial Pretreatment (IP) and Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) management programs, including the performance of tasks related to compliance with Federal and State regulations. Work involves the assessment and inspection of industrial and food service facilities; the collection and analysis of various samples obtained from City owned land, wastewater treatment plants, potable water systems, wells, bodies of water, beaches, lakes, streams and industrial waste streams using specialized equipment and computer software; operating a vehicle or motor boat to access various assignments; documenting inspections and test results; public contact work investigating citizen complaints concerning water quality problems; coordinating with appropriate Federal, State or City agencies to resolve problems; reviewing and reporting on Federal, State, or local regulations; data reduction, formatting and reporting according to established deadlines; and attendance at meetings with regulatory agencies. An employee in this class must regularly lift and carry materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; will be required to perform rigorous field work that involves carrying equipment over unstable and wet terrain, slopes, aquatic environments and up and down stairs; and must be available to work a schedule that will include weekends.

Location: St. Petersburg, FL

  

Tampa Bay Trane - Energy Services and Controls Project Developer

Position: Energy Services and Controls Project Developer

The Project Developer acts as the primary technical resource for the Energy Services and Contracting sales team. Knowledge and proficiency of design and construction methods for HVAC, Building Automation Systems, lighting, and other energy and water consuming systems is critical to the development and sales of energy services and contracting projects. This position will lead the project development by following a standard process for complex solutions, energy efficiency retrofits, and owner-direct controls projects.

Location: Tampa, FL

   

Center for Biological Diversity - Renewable Energy Campaigner — Population and Sustainability Program

Position: Renewable Energy Campaigner — Population and Sustainability Program

The ideal candidate for this position must have excellent communication and organizational skills; the ability to work independently and collaboratively; an ability to think creatively and strategically; a solid understanding of the politics, policy and environmental impacts of renewable energy ' particularly distributed solar energy; and a familiarity with wildlife, human population and sustainability issues. The Renewable Energy Campaigner reports to the Population and Sustainability director and works closely with research, conservation, organizing and communications staff.

 

Location: Portland, OR

  

Wood - Entry Level Environmental Scientist (On-Call)

Position: Entry Level Environmental Scientist (On-Call)

The candidate will be a member of our Facilities and Environmental Team providing a diverse range of client services relative to facilities and environmental concerns for governmental and commercial related clients in the central Florida area and across Florida and the southeastern US.

Location: Orlando, FL

  

Mote Marine Laboratory - Various Openings

Position: Various openings

Mote Marine Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to diversify its work force. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

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