Environment Science Resources

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Job Titles

Administration and Management Estuary Management Natural Resource Management
Agrichemical Management Fishery and Wildlife Management Parks & Outdoor Recreation
Air Quality Management Forestry Planning
Analytical Chemistry Geographic Information Systems Political Action/Lobbying
Aquaculture Groundwater Protection Preserve Management
Aquatic Toxicology Hatchery Management Public and Environmental Health
Aviation Hazardous Waste Management Quality Control
Botany Hydrogeology Reclamation of Contaminated Lands
Building/Zoning Hydrology Recreation Planning
Chemical Engineering Industrial Engineering Recycling Manager
Data Management Industrial Hygiene Risk Assessment Manager
Direct Mail Merchandising International Forestry Site Operations and Maintenance
Drinking Water Supply & Treatment Land Acquisition Soil Conservationist
Ecology Land and Water Conservation Soil Scientist
Ecotourism Land Use Planning Solid Waste Management
Entomology Landfill Operation and Monitoring Surface Water Management
Environmental Compliance Land-Use Management Tourism
Environmental Education & Communication Law Regulation Urban Forestry
Environmental Engineering Logistics Waste Water Treatment
Environmental Law Marine Biology Water Quality Management
Environmental Quality Analysis Meteorology Wetlands Protection

Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Communicative Detailed Persistent
Compassionate Determined Productive
Comprehensive Independent Realistic
Creative Intelligent Resourceful
Critical thinking Logical Self-disciplined
Dedicated Objective

Workplace Skills

Ability to work under pressure
Become active in environmental political organizations
Develop a broad scientific education
Develop acute observational skills
Develop decision-making and problem-solving skills
Develop negotiation skills
Develop strong communication skills, written and oral
Keep up with new funding sources
Learn about the federal job application process

Maintain knowledge of current environmental issues
Master public speaking skills
Obtain legal, real estate, and financial skills
Participate in travel and recreation programs
Stay current on technology used in natural resource management
Stay up-to-date with federal regulations and both industry and regional standards
Work well with and communicate with all types of people

Job Postings

Earthworks: Excellent resource for posting resumes, searching job openings, and has numerous links to well organized job categories.

Eco Club: A network promoting ecotourism with members in over 130 countries. Here you can network, read eco-news from around the world, or search for international job opportunities.

Environmental Career.com: Recruiter for top environmental talent for companies, agencies, and organizations dedicated to the environment. An extensive job bank is offered.

Environmental Career Opportunities: Descriptions and postings for a variety of environmental jobs sorted by type (education, engineering, policy, etc.).

Green Dream Jobs: Allows the job seeker to search for a variety of business-related positions in non-profits and sustainable business.

GreenBiz.Com: Resource for businesses on environmental issues. Contains a job database of both general business positions in environmental agencies and positions for an environmental background.

Natural Resources and Conservation

Cyber-Sierra's Natural Resources Job Search: Find employment in natural resource occupations, ecology, and other environmental disciplines.

NWF Conservation Career Gateway: Current openings for employment, internships, and fellowships in the area of conservation with the National Wildlife Federation.

The Nature Conservancy: Lists job openings with the Nature Conservancy, an organization whose mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth. Job seekers can search for jobs by type and by the geographic area they would like to work in.

Environmental Advocacy

Idealist: Links to non-profit jobs in the U.S. and abroad.

Green Business Jobs: Green Business Jobs is a site for international environmental jobs.

State Environmental Leadership Program: Advocacy-related job openings in SELP - an alliance of more than 50 independent, non-profit, public interest, multi-issue environmental advocacy organizations that focus on state-level policy.

WORC's Western Organization of Resource Councils: The WORC is a six state association of grassroots groups in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Jobs are related to community organizing and advocacy.

Career Resources

Yale's Environmental School: Outstanding site with links to job bulletins, organizations, employers, and listservs.

EcoBusiness Links Environmental Directory: Directory for environmental information resources featuring 2,300+ handpicked quality green links for a sustainable lifestyle. Left-hand margin has an "Environmental Jobs" link.

Ecology Fund.com: Resource center containing environmental jobs and news and links for environmental education.

Environmental Careers Organization: An online "Career Center" with an events calendar, advice, links, and Q-and-A.

Environmental Expert.Com: Find information, contacts and other resources about the environmental industry. Includes information about training, publications, and some job openings.

Harvard Environmental Center: A gateway to Harvard University's environmental education, research, and outreach enterprise that includes job postings, directories, networking contacts, and much more.