Seattle Green Festival to Include “Tips for Your Green Job Search” Session on May 21 (Free Event)

Leonard Adler, Founder of Green Jobs Network (publisher of this blog) will be presenting a session on "Tips for Your Green Job Search" at the upcoming Seattle Green Festival. This session will take place on May 21 at 4:00 pm in the Green Business Pavilion.

Thanks to our friends at Green America, readers of Green Collar Blog can receive compilmentary admission to the Seattle Green Festival by downloading a free ticket via this link.

Green Job of the Day: Senior Civil Engineer (Low Impact Development), Seattle Public Utilities (Seattle, WA)

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

Job: Senior Civil Engineer (Low Impact Development)
Organization: Seattle Public Utilities (city of Seattle)

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

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This position works under the direction of the Drainage and Dam Safety Section Manager in SPU's Project Management and Engineering Division and is responsible for design and project management of drainage projects. In addition to traditional drainage design, the position provides experienced design expertise and lead responsibility over SPU's green stormwater infrasturcture and work in creeks.

Typical Duties Include:

  • Designing projects including drawings and technical specifications;
  • Managing projects varying from simple to complex;
  • Preparing, updating and monitoring project and engineering task estimates, schedules and budgets;
  • Establishing design criteria and performance specifications;
  • Investigating drainage problems and responding to customers' drainage complaints;
  • Performing preliminary engineering to identify potential solutions to design problems and evaluating the risks and benefits;
  • Reviewing and checking designs of in-house staff, consultants and other agencies;
  • Hiring consultants and managing consultant contracts;
  • Identifying and resolving project impacts on other City departments;
  • Making technical presentations to various stakeholders, including the public, to inform, educate and receive input;
  • Preparing a variety of reports, correspondence and official documents;
  • Responsibilities may include: supervising and making work assignments, conducting performance reviews and providing training, mentoring and coaching.

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Idealist.org Seattle Nonprofit Career Fair to Take Place on October 20

Idealist.org will be holding a Seattle Nonprofit Career Fair on October 20, 2009. This event is hosted by Seattle University and is co-sponsored by Seattle University's Career Services,Albers Placement Center, Center for Service and Community Engagement, Campus Ministry, School of Law Center for Professional Development, and Magis. This event is free for individuals to attend and includes:

  • A career fair featuring at least 20 organizations
  • Free information sessions offering nonprofit career advice to job seekers
  • An informal networking period for nonprofit recruiters and representatives from local colleges and university Offices of Career Services.

This event will take place from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Campion Ballroom in the Campion Residence Hall at Seattle University.(directions).  For more information:

Green Job of the Day: Program Manager, Northwest Environmental Business Council (Seattle, WA)

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
Organization: Northwest Environmental Business Council
Location: Seattle area, Washington

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below.  The complete job announcement can be found via this link (PDF).

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Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC) is seeking to fill a Program Manager position based in the Seattle area. NEBC is a five-state non-profit trade association, headquartered in Portland, representing 200 environmental and energy technology and service firms in the Pacific Northwest. In operation since 1996, NEBC is strong and growing. This position will support that growth while contributing directly to the strength and influence of the environmental industry ­ and the health of the environment ­ in the Northwest.

The Program Manger will report to the Executive Director and will function as part of a five-person team (three in Portland and two in Seattle). Working out of a satellite location, the Project Manager must be able to act independently and possess strong self-management  skills. Some regional travel and evening work is required.

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Idealist.org Seattle Nonprofit Career Fair to Take Place on October 22

Idealist.org will be holding a Seattle Nonprofit Career Fair on October 22.  The fair is hosted by Seattle University and is co-sponsored by the Seattle University Career Development Center, Albers Placement Center, the Center for Service and Community Engagement, the Campus Ministry, and the School of Law Center for Professional Development

This event will take place from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Campion Ballroom in the Campion Residence Hall at Seattle University.

For more information: