2001 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 17 Oct 2001 15:00:17 -0000
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Job Opening at CPEO
We at CPEO are seeking a Brownfields Project Manager to head up and 
coordinate our Brownfields program.  If anyone you know may be 
interested in this position, please pass this announcement along.

Summary of Position:

The Brownfields Project Manager will be in charge of CPEO's Brownfields 
program. This is a full-time position is available immediately.  The 
position is located in Washington, DC and the Project Manager will 
report to both the Associate Director Aimée Houghton and Executive 
Director Lenny Siegel.  This project will be focusing on two important 
community concerns about the risk management of brownfields: the 
building or operation of schools on brownfields and the impact, upon 
communities, of nominally successful brownfields redevelopment.
The Project Manager will be asked to work independently on the following 
tasks as they relate to a comprehensive workplan:

*  Write articles for electronic and newsletter publication 
*  Facilitate discussion of CPEO's Brownfields Internet Forum
*  Schedule and coordinate small and large events
*  Conduct research and literature searches for project
*  Generate and disseminate technical and policy information to     
community based organizations
*  Assist in the fundraising and writing of grant proposals
*  Represent and speak on behalf of CPEO at workshops, conferences, and 
public forums
*  Some out of state travel is required.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

*  Understanding of and experience with environmental justice, advocacy, 
community organizing, and coalition building
*  Excellent people skills and ability to interact with very diverse 
*  Familiarity with the federal legislative process and applicable 
federal laws
*  Ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and organize 
*  Project management experience including work plan and budget 
*  Experience with writing and managing grant proposals for government 
and foundation funding
*  Familiarity with the US Environmental Protection Agency 
organizational structure
*  Excellent speaking and writing skills
*  Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Access, and Adobe Acrobat

The ideal candidate is someone who not only is interested in the subject 
matter but who has a desire to develop a comprehensive program that 
meshes with the basic tenets of CPEO.  There is ample room for 
programmatic growth, development, and creativity.  CPEO provides a 
supportive, collaborative and flexible work environment.  We work hard, 
probably expect a lot, and  almost always have fun.  We encourage 
prospective applicants to visit our Brownfields Internet Forum (BIF) 
Archives located on our website: http://www.cpeo.org/lists/index.html to 
gain a better understanding about that component of our organization.

The Center for Public Environmental Oversight (CPEO) is an organization 
that promotes and facilitates public participation in the oversight of 
environmental activities, including but not limited to the remediation 
of federal facilities, private "Superfund" sites, and Brownfields.  Its 
work is based upon six principles: Empowerment, Justice, Education, 
Communications, Partnership, and Credibility.  Please see more about 
CPEO at: http://www.cpeo.org/about.html  

To Apply:
Please mail, fax, or email cover letter and resume with 2 references to:

Attn: Brownfields Project Manager
Center for Public Environmental Oversight 
1101 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20036
Fax: (202) 452-8095

People of color are strongly urged to apply.

Resumes will be accepted through October 29,2001

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