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Green Job of the Day: Solar Installation Supervisor, GRID Alternatives (Inland Empire Area, CA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Solar Installation Supervisor
Organization: GRID Alternatives
Location: Inland Empire Area, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here (Microsoft Word format).

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GRID Alternatives (www.gridalternatives.org) is a non-profit organization that provides energy efficiency and renewable energy services to low-income families. Our main program is the Solar Affordable Housing Program which installs PV, or solar electric, systems exclusively for low-income homeowners with volunteers and job trainees.

We are looking for a full-time, experienced Solar Installation Supervisor to join our growing Inland Empire team and oversee all aspects of PV installations on the homes of low-income families.

Job Duties
* Responsible for all technical and safety aspects of PV installations
* Conduct site visits to screen potential sites for solar access, safety issues, and constructability
* Design and engineer small, residential solar electric systems while considering available financing
* Put together permit packages, utility interconnection agreements, and assist with rebate paperwork
* Train and supervise volunteers, job trainees, and construction assistant(s) in PV installations
* Lead installations of PV systems with crews of volunteers and/or job trainees
* Ensure that all solar installations are installed according to GRID Alternatives safety and quality standards
* Conduct quality control on GRID installations
* Other job duties as assigned, including equipment purchasing, hardware store runs, equipment unloading and loading, answering homeowner and volunteer questions, talking to media and generally participating in activities necessary to make solar happen for low-income families

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Employer Registration Now Open for Stanford University Energy & Environmental Career Fair

Employer registration is now open for the Stanford University Energy and Environmental Career Fair.  This program is presented by the Stanford School of Earth Sciences and the Stanford Career Development Center and will take place on Monday, October 11 from 2:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. at the Huang Engineering Building.

This career fair will feature organizations that are pursuing sustainability, with a particular focus on clean technology. This event will provide employers an opportunity to speak informally with students about their organization, career fields, internships, and full time positions. Space is limited and there is a fee to participate in this event. For additional registration information, send an e-mail to events <at> greenjobs.net

[cross-posted from Green Collar Blog]

Swords to Plowshares Offers Veterans Free Green Job Training in Pleasant Hill, California

Swords to Plowshares

Swords to Plowshares, a not-for-profit organization that serves military veterans, is currently accepting applications for a number of free green job training classes for veterans that will be held at the Pleasant Hill campus of Diablo Valley College. A list of the classes, eligibility criteria, and application instructions are listed below.

Course: Water Use and Conservation

54 hours, 3 units of credit for 25 students
Curriculum to include AWWA exam and certification
Dates: August 2 through August 27, 2010
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Hours: 9:00AM-1:30PM

Location: Diablo Valley College campus in Pleasant Hill, Engineering Technology Building, Room ET-123


Course: Solar Thermal Systems

108 hours, 4 units of credit with lab for 25 students
Class will include NABCEP prep. Course and Exam
Dates: August 16 through September 17, 2010
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Hours: 9:00AM-5:00PM (1/2 hour lunch break)

Location: Diablo Valley College campus in Pleasant Hill, Engineering Technology Building, Room ET-105

Recommended: Math competency at the level of Intermediate Algebra and familiarity with construction/electricity skills


Course: Solar Photovoltaic and Thermal Installation Techniques

108 hours, 2 units of credit with lab for 25 students
Class will include NABCEP prep. Course and exam
Dates: September 21 through November 23, 2010
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Hours: 9:00AM-3:30PM (1/2 hour lunch break)

Location: Diablo Valley College campus in Pleasant Hill, Engineering Technology Building, Room ET-105

Recommended: Math competency at the level of Intermediate Algebra and familiarity with construction/electricity skills


Qualifying Career fields desired but not required

Civilian experience

  • General/ Electrical Contractors
  • Business professionals and/or consultants
  • Plumbers,
  • HVAC
  • Water Managers
  • Landscapers
  • Construction field
  • Roofers
  • Tilers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians

Military experience

  • Seabees
  • Radioman
  • Civil Engineers
  • Communications
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Aviation Structural Mechanic
  • Combat Engineer
  • Electricians Mate

Eligibility criteria

*SPACE IS LIMITED, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED*
*MUST HAVE SEPARATED FROM THE MILITARY AFTER AUGUST 1991*
• Possess a DD-214 (states served after August 1991)
• Possess a current, valid state issued driver's license and personal owned vehicle
• Possess a social security card
• Are physically able to install solar panels
• Can pass a basic Math and Reading assessment test
• Can pass a background check

*FEMALE VETERANS WITH APPROPRIATE EXPERIENCE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY*


Application instructions

Please contact with resume (If available):
Anthony Chandler
Veterans Green Career Pathways
415-558-8870 ext: 202
Achandler [at] stp-sf.org
http://www.stp-sf.org

Tesla Motors and Toyota Announce Partnership; Potential for 1,000 Green Jobs in California

On Thursday, May 20th in Palo Alto, California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Akio Toyoda, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Motors Elon Musk and Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado announced a partnership between the two automotive companies.  Highlights of this partnership include:

1. Toyota investment in Tesla.  TMC will purchase $50 million of Tesla’s common stock issued in a private placement to close immediately subsequent to the closing of Tesla’s currently planned initial public offering.

2. Joint ventures between Tesla and Toyota.  The two companies announced that they intend to cooperate on the development of electric vehicles, parts, and production system and engineering support.

In addition, Tesla announced that it will acquire the NUMMI plant (an auto plant that closed earlier this year) in Fremont, California.  Tesla will use the NUMMI plant to begin production of its second generation vehicle, the Model S EV (a 300-mile range, seven-seat SUV). Once it reaches full production mode at the NUMMI plant, Tesla expects to produce 20,000 EVs per year.

It has been reported that the action announced on Thursday could create more than 1,000 green jobs in California.

“What we are witnessing today is an historic example of California’s transition to a cleaner, greener and more prosperous future. We challenged auto companies to innovate, and both Tesla and Toyota stepped up in a big way, not only creating vehicles that reduce emissions and appeal to consumers but also boosting economic growth,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “Tesla, just a start-up company a few years ago, will soon employ Californians in green jobs on a large scale at the former NUMMI plant. In fact, Tesla’s founding and expansion in California is a direct result of our nation-leading policies that support demand for green products and the companies and people who produce them. I am thrilled with today’s announcement and can’t wait to see what this partnership brings next."

"I’ve felt an infinite possibility about Tesla’s technology and its dedication to monozukuri (Toyota’s approach to manufacturing)," said TMC President Akio Toyoda. "Through this partnership, by working together with a venture business such as Tesla, Toyota would like to learn from the challenging spirit, quick decision-making, and flexibility that Tesla has. Decades ago, Toyota was also born as a venture business. By partnering with Tesla, my hope is that all Toyota employees will recall that ‘venture business spirit,’ and take on the challenges of the future."

"Toyota is a company founded on innovation, quality, and commitment to sustainable mobility. It is an honor and a powerful endorsement of our technology that Toyota would choose to invest in and partner with Tesla,” said Tesla CEO and cofounder Elon Musk. “We look forward to learning and benefiting from Toyota’s legendary engineering, manufacturing, and production expertise."

cross posted from Green VC

Green Job of the Day: Corporate Environmental Leader, Flextronics (Milpitas, CA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Corporate Environmental Leader
Organization: Flextronics
Location: Milpitas, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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The Corporate Environmental Lead will ensure that accurate and timely subject matter environmental expertise is provided internally as well as externally.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES / DUTIES:

Participate as an integral and collaborative member of our corporate environmental leadership committee/team to develop environmental strategies, systems, tools, processes, policies, procedures and effective deployment plans.

Providing the required support and participating as the corporate environmental SME in the development and maintenance of a five (5) pillar Environmental Compliance Operations Readiness Manual & Compliance Design for environmental process.

Providing the required support and participating as the corporate environmental SME in the development and maintenance of new business opportunities. This may include all forms of customer facing support, presentations, meetings, issue resolution, service pricing models, etc.

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Green Job of the Day: Program Manager – Municipal Energy Finance Program (County of Santa Barbara, CA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Program Manager – Municipal Energy Finance Program
Organization: County of Santa Barbara, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.  The application deadline is March 8.

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The Housing and Community Development Department with the County of Santa Barbara is looking for a Program Manager to help implement and run the day-to-day operations of the new Municipal Energy Finance Program (emPower Santa Barbara County).

Essential Responsibilities

  • Implementing strategies necessary to ensure the successful start-up and management of dynamic public/private partnership programs with utility companies, cities, other County departments, trade industries, and community stakeholders.
  • Setting program goals and measurements and assuming accountability for program results.
  • Recommending and implementing broad policy decisions for the program, the work that is performed, and the expansion of services.
  • Overseeing the program budget development; balancing fiscal priorities; prioritizing and allocating resources within the program and coordinating resources with other programs and/or County departments.
  • Marketing and community outreach promoting how energy incentives can best result in communitywide economic benefits.
  • Working closely and providing guidance to internal and external resources on the development of the workflow and data tracking tools needed for internal processes and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction tracking.
  • Staying current with emerging funding opportunities through grants and other programs.
  • Investigating emerging technologies, techniques and building codes for conservation and generation.
  • Supervising and training support staff and other managers on eligible energy efficiencies, water conservation and renewable energy improvement.
  • Managing two physical storefronts that are open to customers that need assistance with the assessment financing application process.

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Green Job of the Day: Technical Project Lead, Bosch Solar Energy (Palo Alto, CA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Technical Project Lead
Organization: Bosch Solar Energy

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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  • Bosch Solar Energy is seeking an experienced and professional Technical Project Lead to support our North American sales team. The Technical Project Lead will work closely with the sales team to evaluate commercial, municipal and utility scale solar PV projects. You will actively drive the technical evaluation of projects and make decisions on hardware, layout, design and installation of systems in order to maximize the performance of the system and to deliver the best customer solution. You will have experience designing and engineering solar PV systems from medium to large scale projects.
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    UC Davis Environmental Internship and Career Fair to Take Place on November 5

    University of California, Davis will be holding a Environmental Internship and Career Fair on November 5, 2009. This event is for UC Davis students and graduates and will feature the following organizations:

    • CA Department of Water Resources
    • CA State Energy Commission
    • California Urban Water Conservation Council
    • ChemRisk
    • County of Yolo
    • Customs and Border Protection
    • Dokken Engineering
    • ESA
    • HACU National Internship Program
    • HDR, Inc.
    • Hedgerow Farms
    • HydroFocus, Inc.
    • Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
    • NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
    • Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
    • Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
    • Peace Corps
    • Presidio Native Plant Nursery
    • Robertson-Bryan, Inc.
    • Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure
    • Society of Toxicology
    • Stillwater Sciences
    • Student Conservation Association
    • The Avogadro Group,LLC
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • UC Davis Arboretum
    • UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory
    • UC Davis Department of Environmental Science and Policy
    • UC Davis Education Abroad Center
    • UC Davis Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
    • UC Davis Washington Program
    • US Army Corps of Engineers (Sacramento District/Environmental Chemistry)
    • US Bureau of Reclamation
    • USDA Forest Service
    • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    • ValleyCrest Companies
    • Water Education Foundation

    This event is free to attend and will take place from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus.

    Green Job of the Day: GreenPoint Rated Project Manager, Build It Green (Berkeley, CA)

    Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

    Job: GreenPoint Rated Project Manager
    Organization: Build It Green
    Location: Berkeley, California

    An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. The complete job announcement and application information is available here.  The application deadline is 8:00am on Monday, June 29th.

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    Build It Green is a professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient buildings in California. Supported by a solid foundation of outreach and education, Build It Green connects consumers and building professionals with the tools and technical expertise they need to build quality green buildings. Build It Green fosters collaboration with key stakeholder groups to accelerate the adoption of green building practices, policies, and programs.

    The GreenPoint Rated program provides an objective, third-party verification system that helps consumers find green homes, understand green benefits, and recognize green features. Conservation of natural resources, increased energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality are just a few of the benchmarks a home must meet.

    This position requires a flexible schedule, as some responsibilities involve evening and weekend activities. The ideal candidate will possess three distinct skill sets: (1) experience related to green building and energy efficiency; (2) hands-on experience with residential construction practices; and (3) communication and planning skills.

    Project Managers are key staff members, responsible for the success of the program, under the supervision of the Program Manager. They oversee Associate-level staff and act in the role of the Program Manager in his/her absence. The nature of the program requires individuals with exceptional leadership qualities including strategic thinking, well-rounded communication skills, flexibility and adaptability, initiative, enthusiasm, commitment to a team, positive contribution, and technical expertise.

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    Green Job of the Day: County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Program Coordinator (Santa Rosa, CA)

    Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

    Job: Energy and Sustainability Program Coordinator
    Organization: County of Sonoma
    Location: Santa Rosa, California

    An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. The complete job announcement and application information is available here.  The application deadline is June 29, 2009.

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    The Energy and Sustainability Program Coordinator is a new position, and under the general direction of the Energy and Sustainability Manager, works closely with County departments, other local government agencies, community groups, consultants, business owners and individuals, and has significant involvement with energy projects in County buildings. This position requires extensive communication and coordination between Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) and General Services, and between the local government partnership, Sonoma County Energy Watch (SCEW), and the Sonoma County Auditor/Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector (ACTTC) on issues related to the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP)

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