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(Posted 3/13/2018)

President - Chief Executive Officer of the Bayou Preservation Association

BAYOU PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION
Executive Search February 2018

The Bayou Preservation Association’s mission is to celebrate, protect, and restore the natural richness of all our bayous and streams. Our vision is a network of healthy bayous, streams, and watersheds.

Upon retirement of the previous executive director, the Bayou Preservation Association established a Management Team comprising the Board President, Vice President and Treasurer to provide interim leadership while reviewing its operations and planning to better accomplish its mission and goals. The organization is now ready to seek a candidate to fill the new position of President/CEO to lead Bayou Preservation into the future. The Management Team will continue to assist the President/CEO as needed for a transition period of approximately six months.

Position Description

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bayou Preservation Association and has broad authority to lead the organization to achieve its mission and goals. The President works with and reports directly to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. The President manages an annual budget of approximately $500,000+.

Key Responsibilities
Leadership and Planning
* Provide strategic leadership for the organization in coordination with the Board, volunteers, and staff
* Ensure that Bayou Preservation’s bylaws, mission, programs and projects are followed and executed ethically and legally as well as in a financially responsible manner
* Advocate, communicate and promote Bayou Preservation’s mission, programs, and projects
* Display true commitment and understanding of Bayou Preservation’s mission and the need to seek science-based solutions to watershed issues
* Work closely with the Board to develop short-range and long-range strategic plans with measurements including milestones and deliverables
Management and Finance
* Manage and oversee the financial and overall operational performance of the organization, including project management and grant management
* Understand the financial statements of the organization and communicate to others the health of the organization
* Develop, monitor and oversee an annual budget in conjunction with the Board of Directors, staff, and consultants
* Develop and implement appropriate organizational policies with the Board
* Oversee and facilitate the development and implementation of a fundraising plan that assures a sound financial basis for the organization to fulfill its mission and programs
* Provide direction to staff and volunteers, both directly and indirectly
* Hire, evaluate, and manage staff, contractors, and volunteers
* Develop and execute programs and projects in coordination with the Board, volunteers, and staff
* Maintain corporate records and documents, ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations
Communication
* Communicate effectively with board, staff, foundations and other funders, and the community at large
* Serve as Bayou Preservation’s chief spokesperson or “face” of the organization to various audiences, including the community at large, institutions, government entities, and other nonprofit organizations and stakeholders
* Initiate and build positive relationships both inside and outside the organization

Basic Characteristics Desired
Qualities
* Commitment to Bayou Preservation’s mission
* Personal and professional integrity
* Ability to inspire and encourage the board, supporters, volunteers, and staff
* Quick-thinking, creative, and self-motivated
* Desire to learn and grow with Bayou Preservation
* Willingness to understand and embrace Bayou Preservation’s culture of an engaged board
Requirements
* Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred, in a relevant field
* Five years of progressively responsible experience in nonprofit organization operations and management
* A basic understanding of the science behind the natural world
* Demonstrated team-leading skills; capacity to delegate effectively
* Excellent public-speaking and presentation skills
* Excellent writing skills, including highly-developed grammar, spelling, and proofreading abilities
* Proficiency in common computer software packages, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Constant Contact
* Appropriate identification for employment and willingness to undergo a basic employment background check

Compensation
A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience. A compensation package in the range of $80,000-100,000 per year is anticipated.

Bayou Preservation Association is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Apply by letter to Bayou Preservation Association c/o Susan Hill, Hawes, Hill and Associates, LLP, P. O. Box 22167, Houston, Texas 77227-2167, or by email to shill@haweshill.com. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2018, or until the position is filled.

 (Posted 2/14/2018)

 

Job Title: Environmental Practice Leader


What makes Pape-Dawson different?  Our people.

 

Pape-Dawson has created an atmosphere where talented and dedicated engineers, surveyors, geologists, geoscientists and support personnel focus individual and collective skills on a single objective – sound, innovative and cost-effective solutions. Our diverse professional backgrounds benefit each client through sensitivity to individual requirements, responsiveness to project deadlines and creative, yet rational, solutions.

 

Overview: The Environmental Practice Leader is responsible for leading a comprehensive environmental services group with special emphasis on environmental site assessments (Phase I/II ESA studies); hydrogeologic studies; geologic assessments; cultural resources; transportation projects and NEPA permitting; and natural resources including endangered species and jurisdictional waters.  Other responsibilities include managing a growing environmental, biological, and archaeological staff; managing budgets on multiple projects; and providing QA/QC for reports as needed.

 

Responsibilities: The Environmental Practice Leader is the point of contact for key clients and high profile projects as well as providing staff leadership and development. Specifically, we are seeking an individual to:

 

Leadership
* Ability to create innovative and effective client solutions that are aligned with both environmental services and company business objectives
* Grow and assist in leading our Environmental Services Program with a focus on US energy (oil and gas, electric transmission and distribution) and/or transportation (highways, bridges, and railroad) sector clients
* Provide leadership and management on a wide variety of environmental planning and permitting projects for energy, government, and private sector clients throughout Texas
* Experience with and ability to hire, train, develop, mentor, and retain junior staff as we grow our client base and workload
* Experience and ability to manage multiple complex projects and programs, in diverse settings and with changing requirements
* Desire to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative team atmosphere
* Proven experience in building rapport and trust with key clients, business leaders, and team members 
Business Development
* Participate and lead marketing and business development on a local and state level
* Sustain and grow clients & key accounts, with a focus on environmental services
* Assist with expanding the entire range of environmental services and champion an integrated services approach
* Build, grow and develop a team of high performers; recruit & retain specialist staff
* Develop in-house sector expertise, best practices, and research and development initiatives
* Actively participate in industry groups
Strategic Thinking
* Identify trends and develop a long-term view of the industry, market and client base
* Assist in the growth of Environmental Services by establishing new service areas
* Anticipate medium and long term client needs and industry dynamics
* Innovate and enhance Environmental Services’ capabilities, geographic foot print and integrated approach
Technical
* Perform, coordinate and manage site investigations, assessments, environmental contaminant remediation, regulatory compliance and related projects
* Manage Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, environmental compliance audits, site remediation, soil and groundwater investigations, UST inspections, SPCC plans, and/or other regulatory analysis and reporting
* Conduct geologic assessments on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone and karst feature evaluations, as needed
* Evaluate data, perform analysis, interpretation and report preparation
* Develop regulatory compliance plans
* Assist with environmental compliance activities for land development and/or governmental clients
* Prepare work scopes, proposals, reports and project deliverables

 

Qualifications:
* Bachelor of Science Degree in geology, biology, environmental science, natural resource management, archeology, planning, or related sciences
* Minimum 10 years' experience in environmental consulting in geology, environmental science, engineering, natural resources, and/or related experience
* Project experience working with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act including coordination with regulatory agencies
* Project experience preparing NEPA documentation, preferably for Texas Department of Transportation and other transportation projects and environmental permits
* Working knowledge of environmental regulations such as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and Environmental Justice requirements of Executive Order 12898
* Basic knowledge of cultural resources and experience with NPS, DOI, State Historic Preservation Offices, BIA, and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices
* Demonstrated experience with federal agencies such as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS
* Experience with the TCEQ Edwards Aquifer Protection Program and Texas Risk Reduction Program requirements
* Working knowledge of Texas/Central U.S. energy generation (wind, solar) and transmission markets preferred
* Individuals certified as Qualified SWPPP Developers and Practitioners and Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control are desirable
* Proven team-building and positive influencing skills
* Must demonstrate strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.
* Must be able to work in all types of weather and field conditions
* Must be able to work 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, with occasional overtime

 

We invite you to learn more about our company culture and the numerous benefits of working for one of the largest privately owned engineering firms in Texas by visiting our website, www.pape-dawson.com.

 

Pape-Dawson Engineers is an AA/EEO employer.

 

 (Posted 1/10/2018)

 

 Title: MITIGATION BANKING PROJECT MANAGER

General Description:
Responsible for assisting the Regulatory Compliance Department Manager in managing mitigation banking projects and Environmental Regulatory Compliance; including planning of future mitigation projects, maintaining compliance with mitigation banking requirements, and managing the business components of the mitigation banking program.
* Ensure program compliance with the Mitigation Banking Instrument(s).
* Coordinate and oversee all aspects of mitigation banking property land management and facilities maintenance.
* Coordinate closely with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bank Manager.
* Meet and negotiate with the Interagency Review Team.
* Obtain/maintain all necessary permits for mitigation banking activities.
* Manage public inquiries for mitigation credits and maintain credit sales ledger.
* Inform the public on the process of mitigation banking within the mitigation banks.
* Provide formal presentations on multiple topics related to mitigation banking to agencies, potential mitigation bank users, and the public.
* Conduct site tours for agencies, potential mitigation bank users, and the public, to promote and educate mitigation banking as a District asset.
* Work with other District Departments and use media to create informational tools.
* Manage environmental contracts by developing contract specifications, meeting with contractors, and preparing contracts in coordination with Commissioners’ Court Agenda, as necessary.
* Track projects and financial activities in the District’s applicable database(s).
* Manage consultants and contractors, as necessary, to perform designated tasks.
* Request and review proposals and bids for the mitigation banking projects, and provide oversight of work to be completed.
* Provide quality control and quality assurance of deliverables received from consultants and contractors.
* Assist in Regulatory Compliance Department budget preparation and review.
* Provide project management for environmental research, investigations, and other projects within the Planning Division, as required.
* May be required to coordinate tasks for other staff.
* Perform other duties that may be added or changed as the course and scope of the job directs.

Education & Experience:
* Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in any one of the natural or earth sciences, environmental planning, park management or a related field.
* Requires at least three years’ experience in wetland or natural resource sciences.
* Prefer experience in mitigation banking or wetland mitigation planning and permitting.
* Prefer experience using ArcGIS or similar mapping applications.

Physical Demands & Environmental Exposure:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
* Frequent standing and walking on rough and uneven surfaces or ground such as deep sloping terrain, plowed or furrowed areas or construction sites.
* Frequent stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items up to 20 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
* Frequent sorting, filing, shelving and handling of documents, books, files, file drawers and related materials and equipment required for clerical operations.
* Frequent driving of vehicles with automatic or four-wheel drive controls.
* Prolonged sitting for extended periods of time; occasional ascending/descending of stairs.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time:
* Approximately 30% of duties will be performed outdoors where there will be routine exposure to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, air pollution, wind and dust.
* When at field locations, may be exposed to snakes, wildlife, wasps, bees and other flying/walking insects, aquatic bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms.
* Approximately 70% of duties will be performed indoors in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, air conditions and noise levels.

General Information:
* Position Type: Regular Full-Time
* Hours: 40 hours per week
* Employee Status: Exempt
* Salary: To be discussed at interview

Harris County Flood Control District
9900 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77092
713-684-4000

Please apply at:

http://www.hcfcd.org

(Posted 12/1/2017)

 

Executive Director
ARMAND BAYOU NATURE CENTER
The Armand Bayou Nature Center is a private nonprofit organization supported primarily by the public. ABNC preserves and manages approximately 2,500 acres of prairie, forest, and wetland habitat surrounding Armand Bayou in Pasadena, TX (suburban Houston). Established Found in 1976, ABNC offers many opportunities for visitors the residents of the greater Houston area to “ reconnect with nature” through guided excursions weekend activities, educational programs for children and adults, environmental preservation volunteer events, scouting activities, and hiking over 5 miles of trails through the various ecosystems.
Executive Director
Anticipating the retirement of the current Executive Director in mid-2018, the Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) Board of Trustees seeks to hire a new executive officer in early 2018 to assure a smooth transition in leadership. It is anticipated that the retiring Director will assume a senior donor development and advisory role during the transition.
Position Description
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer for ABNC and has broad authority to lead the operations of the nature center to achieve its mission and goals. Primary responsibilities include strategic leadership and planning; philanthropic resource development and fundraising; stakeholder relationships and communications, and public relations; and ABNC operations and natural resource management/administration. The Executive Director manages an annual budget of roughly $ 1,000,000.
Scope and Responsibilities
Strategic Leadership and Planning
* Work closely with the Board and key stakeholders to set the vision for ABNC’s future. Define policy and direction for the organization that articulates the vision and mission of the organization.
* Lead, develop and manage activities and programs to implement strategic plans, goals and operating priorities; evaluating and measuring results and revising strategies as necessary.
* Manage operations and improvements; ensure that activities are consistent with governing documents, state and federal laws, and nature center policies.
* Develop and maintain effective relationships with key strategic stakeholders, such as formal partners, community leaders, ABNC members, volunteers and constituents, the ABNC Foundation, donors, and government agencies.
* Develop and manage the operating budget and other fiscal resources.
Philanthropic Resource Development and Fundraising
* Establish fundraising goals, measure success, and monitor progress of fundraising campaigns and grant projects. Represent ABNC and the interests of its donors while working closely with the Board and the Foundation to prioritize and plan capital projects.
* Supervise the release of funds for capital projects, ensuring their appropriate and fiscally responsible use
* Develop a plan to increase and sustain membership.
Stakeholder Relationships and Communications, and Public Relations
* Understand and support the role of the Board, regularly communicate with the Board about matters of policy, finance, and progress toward goals. Work in cooperation with Harris County Precinct 2, the Board of Directors and ABNC Foundation.
* Work with the Board President and Executive Committee to utilize the time and talents of Board members to effectively advance the mission of the organization. Manage and coordinate relevant activities with the ABNC Board of Trustees and ABNC Foundation
* Work with the board to collaborate on fundraising projects, improve core services, and review budget performance.
* Serve as liaison to community organizations, local businesses, foundations, major donors, Government, and corporate and educational institution partners
* Serve as the key public spokesperson and representative for ABNC and develop a leadership position within the educational/scientific/cultural community
* Effectively develop and maintain ABNC’s visibility through media channels, speaking engagements, and participation in associations and clubs that align with the strategic vision of ABNC.
* Develop key messages about the organization and its goals and ensure information is appropriately disseminated.
Center and Resource Management/Administration
* Lead staff and volunteers in the operation of the nature center according to the mission, vision, goals and values through strong, creative and energetic leadership while establishing and maintaining clear patterns of authority, responsibility, supervision, and communication.
* Direct staff activities, manage monthly expense and income sources, and manage facility and natural resources. Recruit, develop, supervise, and evaluate performance for staff.
* Maintain official records and documents, ensuring compliance with federal , state, and local regulations
* Ensure that center operates as a not-for-profit business in accordance with IRS 501( C )3 regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), taking responsibility for developing and maintaining sound management principles
* Develop an annual budget in conjunction with the Board Treasurer, overseeing our commitment to meeting the budget and working closely with the Finance Committee to ensure best practices in financial management
* Effectively manage organizational risks, minimizing legal and financial liabilities.
Experience and Skills Required
* Five or more years of experience as a senior manager responsible for financial management, including forecasts, budgets, and cost control.
* Bachelors’ degree required, advanced degree preferred in a relevant field. Experience with public relations, fiscal management, facilities management, and general team building is essential
* Evidence of strong leadership experience and the ability to inspire staff, volunteers, and Board Members to achieve results. Demonstrated passion for and understanding of the major environmental issues related to the mission of Armand Bayou Nature Center.
* Experienced and successful fundraiser who can oversee annual capital campaigns, and who is comfortable with and eager to participate in the solicitation of major gifts. Experience in fundraising in a nonprofit organization, preferably an organization that is supported by major individual gifts.
* Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders
* Proven knowledge of fundraising, grant writing and management, ability to oversee effective grant development and management
* Demonstrated familiarity with nonprofit management, reporting, finance and operations.
* Ability to speak publicly and communicate effectively with a variety of constituents and stakeholders including elected officials, foundation leaders, Board members, donors, staff, volunteers, and Center visitors.
Salary and Benefits
A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience. Benefits include major medical insurance, life insurance, vacation and personal leave.
Candidates are invited to submit a statement of qualifications and cover letter by email (board_president@abnc.org.), fax (281-474-2552) or mail to ABNC, Personnel, PO Box 58828, Houston, TX 77258. No phone calls, please. No agencies, please.

(Posted 12/1/2017)

 

Goodman Global, Inc.
 
Environmental Consultant 

Goodman is seeking a professional, skilled individual for our Environmental Consultant position located in Waller,TX. 
Duties Include:

* Provides corporate Environmental and regulatory policy guidance and interpretation
* Provides in-depth support to ERM&S team members and customers
* Sets strategy and goals/objectives for the Environmental programs at the facility supported
* Assists in the development and implementation of ERM&S policies and procedures, and their dissemination.
* Prepares reports, communicates metrics, and maintains records
* Provides consulting to managers
* Analyzes trends / metrics to develop solutions/programs/policies
* Completes location compliance auditing
* Supports corporate compliance auditing activities in all facilities
* Develops and provides functional training
* Completes incident investigation and required documentation retention
* Ensures appropriate regulatory recordkeeping
* Monitors safety, environmental, industrial hygiene, fire code and NEC programs
* Performs other duties as assigned
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
* 5-8 years; Fully competent professional
* Knows and applies fundamental ERM&S concepts, practices and procedures
* Has in-depth health, safety and environmental compliance knowledge
* Strong written and verbal communication skills (including public speaking)
* Provides support to operations in the areas of regulatory permitting and compliance activities for various programs, including, but not limited to Title V, RCRA, Tier II Reporting, Environmental Emissions Inventory Questionnaire (EIQ), and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).
* Interfaces with various departments, contractors, agencies and trade groups to advance the goals and mission of the company as well assist all employees in compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements.
* Manages all aspects of the Environmental department.
* Provide On-call for Environmental support.
* Audit contractor/vendor activities.
* Records, analyzes, and reports key environmental metrics.
* Represents the Environmental Department during capital project reviews
* Manage Goodman Manufacturing's ISO 14001 Program
* Support Goodman Manufacturing's 5S efforts
* Oversee all due diligence activities

Please apply at CareersatGoodman.com.