Student Assistant with CEC PIER Environmental Area Staff on Land Use and Terrestrial Resources

California Energy Commission
Submission Settings: 
Open until filled
Submission Deadline: 
Apr 30 2007

Land Use and Terrestrial Resources Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Environmental Area Program
California Energy Commission
Location: Sacramento, California


Please send resume and cover letter to:
Attn: Linda Spiegel
California Energy Commission 1516 Ninth Street, MS 43
Sacramento, CA 95814
FAX: 653.6010

Position: We are looking for a motivated student assistant to work with CEC PIER Environmental Area Staff on Land Use and Terrestrial Resources research issues. The position requires a minimum of 10/15 hours/week. Additional hours may be available during the summer vacation.

Salary: Salaries are very competitive depending on academic standing.

Responsibilities and Duties: Under the general supervision of the Program Specialist, PIER Environmental Area, the incumbent will be in charge of multiple assignments related to Land Use and Terrestrial Resources. This position requires the incumbent to work cooperatively with others; maintain regular, consistent, and predictable attendance, and exercise good judgment. Some of the duties include: Help prepare and review reports related to environmental impacts that may result from energy generation, distribution, and transmission. Acquire, compile, review, and annotate current literature in order to prepare scientific literature related to energy and terrestrial resources and in order to update the online avian bibliography. Summarize existing research and arrange and attend meetings on issues relating to land use and terrestrial resources (e.g., conservation banking, habitat assessments, forest thinning, human induced sources of bird mortality). Using primarily Microsoft applications and other computer programs, prepare spreadsheets, graphics, and database files that include tables and figures to be used by management or supervisors within PIER as part of environmental documents or related materials. Assist professional staff in managing contracts/projects and track important activities, initiatives and project results. Prepare and present power point presentations. Communicate with experts via email, phone and in person

Qualifications: Biological Science major required, preferably in conservation, wildlife management, ecology, etc. Ability to perform multiple time-sensitive tasks including but not limited to the duties listed above. Essential skills include: computer (including Microsoft suite and Photoshop), writing, organizational and communication. Experience with ENDNOTE is a plus. Graduate students are encouraged to apply.