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Renewable Natural Resources Foundation

Job Description:

The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) seeks a Program Manager to work with its staff and volunteer committees to develop and implement policy programs in environmental science, design and management. The position is an exciting opportunity for a resourceful person who wishes to work on current national and international issues.

The Program Manager serves as principal staff professional for developing, planning, and implementing approved programs. RNRF programs are:
An annual, national, multidisciplinary conference of approximately 100-200 invited delegates in Washington, DC. A report of the conference is prepared by staff and widely distributed.
Periodic round tables with DC-based public policy leaders with government, domestic and international NGOs, embassies, and the private sector.
An annual congressional forum on Capitol Hill.
An annual spring meeting.
An annual national awards program for individuals, projects and publications.
Quarterly Renewable Resources Journal that includes articles, news and meeting announcements.
Website and Blog.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree (M.S./M.A. or J.D.) is a plus. Excellent communication skills are a must. The Program Manager reports to the Executive Director, and works out of the foundation’s offices in North Bethesda, Maryland (walking distance from Metro’s Red-Line White Flint Station).

Location: North Bethesda, Maryland.

Salary: Salary range: $40,000 - $55,000 – depending upon education and experience. Benefits include annual and sick leave, health insurance, retirement benefits program, and life and disability insurance.

Application Instructions: To apply, send cover letter, résumé with salary history and requirement, in confidence, to: Executive Director, Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, 6010 Executive Blvd, 5th Floor, N Bethesda, MD 20852-3827, OR by email to No telephone calls please.

About: The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation — a consortium of professional, scientific, design, and educational organizations. Member organizations of are: American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Landscape Architects, American Water Resources Association, Geological Society of America, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and Society of Wood Science and Technology. For more information about the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation please follow this link.


Energy Auditor

Job Description:

Keres Consulting, Inc. is seeking an entry level, a part-time and a full-time energy auditor to conduct comprehensive energy audits (lighting, heating, water) at customer site facilities. New graduates with degrees in engineering or architecture are encouraged to apply. New team member will be trained to assist our team in providing effective and pragmatic energy management solution for our clients. This individual will become a valuable asset to our energy management team and, with training, will be fully capable of performing all aspects of energy assessments, developing procedures to assist in assessments, and providing general support for the energy management team. Successful candidates will be expected to self-manage their tasks and responsibilities, while engaging and collaborating with teammates as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Eagerly and enthusiastically engage in all training provided
· Conduct comprehensive energy audits (lighting, heating, water) at customer site facilities
· Collect and input data involving project site electrical and mechanical systems
· Assemble site energy inventory and perform energy/water consumption measurements
· Identify energy conservation measures and conduct analysis for prioritization
· Develop summary and detailed post-audit reports
· Assist with the expansion of calculations and procedures utilized throughout the energy assessment and management process


· Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Industrial, Environmental Engineering, Energy Management, or Architecture
· 0-1 year experience working in energy management and performing energy audits preferred
· Knowledge of building systems, energy conservation principles/calculation, and relevant government regulations preferred
· Ability to accomplish tasks timely and with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment
· Strong written and oral communications skills; team members will be expected to correspond directly with clients on a regular basis
· Knowledge of and experience with standard office computer systems, including word processing and spreadsheets
· Flexibility and reliability to travel to client sites domestically and internationally
· Maintain a basic level of physical fitness to ensure the ability to navigate throughout client facilities

Certification or Licensure:

Valid driver’s license and ability to travel
U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status

Location: The greater DC area.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and travel will be reimbursed in accordance with federal guidelines.

Application Instructions: Email resume and cover letter to

About: For more information about Keres Consulting, please follow this link.


Environmental consulting
opportunities with APEX.

About APEX: For more information, please follow this link.


New Research Fellowship in EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities

Job Description:

A postgraduate research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help on equity issues and to support the Making A Visible Difference in Communities effort in the Office of Policy (OP).

This research project will focus on:

· Evaluation of effectiveness and impact of agency-wide delivery of technical assistance to communities;
· Analysis of EPA technical assistance programs to help underserved and disadvantaged communities to address multiple environmental challenges and build capacity for long term sustainability; and
· Identification and application of methods/practices for integration of environmental justice and equitable development in OSC's technical assistance programs.

Degree Status: Graduating students and alumni

Qualifications: Applicants must have received a master's degree in environmental studies, sustainability studies, statistics, econometrics and quantitative economics, geographic information science, management science or quantitative methods within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. U.S. citizenship is required. The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.

Location: The Office of Sustainable Communities (OSC) in Washington, D.C.

Timing: Full time for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of EPA and contingent on the availability of funds

Salary: The participant will receive a monthly stipend. Funding may be made available to reimburse the participant's travel expenses to present the results of his/her research at scientific conferences. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or a participant's health insurance. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The participant does not become an EPA employee.

Application Instructions: An application can be found at

Please reference Project # EPA-OP-2015-02 when calling or writing for information. Technical questions may be directed to the mentor for this project: Adhir Kackar (

About EPA: For more information on the EPA, please follow this link.



Intern at the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance,

Department of the Interior

Job Description:

Interns work on a range of topics from climate change to sustainable practices, NEPA and environmental compliance to activities associated with cleanups of hazardous materials, and emergency response and recovery actions. Potential day-to-day projects could involve attending meetings with senior departmental officials, meetings with other agencies including the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Within the Department, interns will have the opportunity to interact with bureau personnel from the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other offices within Office of the Secretary such as Office of Budget, Office of Acquisition and Property Management, and Office of Law Enforcement, Security, and Emergency Management. Projects that interns have worked on include updating the Department’s Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, requirements for land acquisition and land disposal, helping to complete reporting on sustainability programs including greenhouse gas emissions reporting, participating in greening the new DOI cafeteria contract, participating in development and implementation of the Department’s green roof project, participating in various elements of emergency preparedness and response planning, preparing documents and briefings for senior Department leadership, developing public outreach materials (fact sheets, brochures and website, as well as helping with the planning of the Department’s Earth Day celebration and the Department’s Environmental Conference.

Application Instructions: Any and all interns are welcomed, but especially those with an interest in environmental policy, economics, public policy or applied science. Interested applicants should send their resumes to Mary Josie Blanchard, Deputy Director, OEPC at, 202-208-3891. For more information about the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, check out this and this links. As with all federal agencies, accepted interns will need to have a standard background check completed before they can begin work at the agency.

Degree Status: Current Student

Experience Required: No

Contact Information: Mary Josie Blanchard, Deputy Director, OEPC:, 202-208-3891

Type of Internship: Federal Executive Branch

Job Location: 1849 C St. NW, Washington, DC

Salary: Unpaid

Comments: The Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC), part of the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, located in Washington, D.C., is currently accepting applications for a variety of intern positions for the upcoming spring and fall semesters and during the summer.

Mission: Provide leadership on a national and regional level for environmental policies and compliance for the nation’s premier resource management and conservation agency which oversees activities on approximately one fifth of the land in the United States.

Vision: Be the Department’s unifying and lead voice for a wide range of environmental issues. Ensure environmental stewardship and sustainability through compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), executive orders, regulations, and reporting requirements. Manage the Department’s funding program for long-term cleanups of hazardous materials on Interior’s lands. Oversee the Department’s activities to protect and recover natural and cultural resources and historic properties during emergency response actions.

OEPC accomplishes its objectives through the work of four headquarter teams in Washington, DC, and eight regional offices throughout the nation. OEPC provides guidance and technical advice to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretary-Policy, Management and Budget, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Policy and International Affairs, and other senior Departmental officials. OEPC works with bureau counterparts, other Departmental offices, and other federal agencies to ensure consistency in the Department’s environmental policies and guidance.

For more details about Department of the Interior, please follow the link.


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