Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The City of Chicago Department of Environment – Volunteers

Thursday, November 4, 2010
The City of Chicago’s Department of Environment (CDOE) seeks two Volunteers for the Commissioner’s Office.
Responsibilities will include assisting the Director of Project Development – Policy and Research and the Commissioner’s Office implement the Chicago Climate Action Plan (CCAP) as well as other Intergovernmental Affairs initiatives. Volunteers will work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse and energetic team. Interacting with CCAP’s stakeholder network presents a unique opportunity for Volunteers to collaborate with colleagues who are familiar with the pulse of Chicago’s environmental and conservation work.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: Prospective candidates should have at least two years of experience working or volunteering in the urban environmental arena, an awareness of Chicago’s neighborhoods, and a familiarity with Chicago’s Environmental and community organizations.
Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills; proficiency in word-processing, spread sheets, PowerPoint and other basic computer programs; and strong analytical and organizational skills. Past experience with administrative duties in the environmental field, preferably involving research, is required
Specific tasks could include:
• Providing policy, research and programmatic design support for environmental and climate action initiatives.
• Collaborating on the development of municipal ordinances and state legislation to promote The City’s environment
• tal policy and climate action objectives.
• Writing legislative correspondence and managing review process.
• Conducting surveys and literature reviews of innovative municipal, state and federal programs on climate action topics including but not limited to: energy efficiency; renewable energy; improved transportation; reduced waste; refrigerant management; water, air, and land conservation; and climate change adaptation.
• Measuring environmental indicators to further accountability and enhance progress.
• Prepare for, and follow up on, CCAP stakeholder engagement_
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: City of Chicago residency is not required.
SALARY: VOLUNTEER – UNPAID
CLOSING DATE: November 12, 2010
INSTRUCTION: Interested applicants should email resumes and cover letters (detailing how your experience as it relates to the position), to Joann McNeil, City of Chicago Department of Environment, at joann.mcneil@cityofchicago.org by November 12, 2010. Please include, “Volunteer, Climate and Intergovernmental Affairs,” in the subject line.
If you are a person with disability and require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). You may be required to provide information to support your reasonable accommodation request.
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