Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program Vacancy at U.S. EPA in Chicago

The U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs has designated verifiable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools as a top priority for this fiscal year. As a result, we have a new SEE program position in the Pesticides Section for an IPM Specialist. The SEE Enrollee will work with me to expand the adoption of IPM in schools throughout Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI). In the new position, the SEE enrollee

** Visits schools and school districts; meets with administrators, building managers, teachers and parents, and other interested parties to advance SIPM; carries out SIPM assessments (or “walk-throughs”) to identify needed actions; and offers technical assistance as needed to school staff members.

** Verifies SIPM, using a five-part rubric, in participating schools and school districts, and tallies the number of children covered by verified SIPM programs in Region 5.

** Responds to public inquiries by phone, by e-mail or in meetings about SIPM, answering questions, and providing and/or referring to appropriate resource materials to those who ask.

The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) program is a special enrollment program that enables EPA to provide work to qualified persons who are 55 or more years of age. The ideal candidate for this position will have a bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, education, civil or environmental engineering or any related discipline (pertinent experience can be substituted for the college degree). We are looking for someone with experience in IPM, pest control, or building/facilities management (and a plus if related to schools).

This position is 32 or 40 hours per week, and will involve both local and overnight travel.

If you are aware of somebody who might be interested in this opportunity, please pass this message along, using your network of colleagues and contacts. Anybody interested in this position should see the vacancy announcement on the NAPCA website: (scroll down to positions in Chicago, IPM Specialist)

Please direct resumes and questions to NAPCA here in Chicago at:

NAPCA SEE Region V Project Director
122 South Michigan, Suite 1414
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 913-0979
Fax: (312) 913-0982

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