Safety & Sustainability Job Opportunities

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Jobs in the safety (disaster, emergency management) and sustainability (coastal, environmental conservation) sectors are expanding in New Orleans and Gulf Coast region. One goal of THF is to serve as a catalyst to increase diversity, and empower residents to enhance awareness and participation in the aforementioned industry and career fields. Below is a spotlight of current safety and sustainability job opportunities.


National Wildlife Federation: Communications Manager and Gulf Coast Scientist;


— New Orleans —
Green Coast Enterprise – Project Staff

Audubon Nature Institute – Project Manager

Make It Right – Housing Counselor
Contact: Grace LaGraize,

Tulane Environmental Law Clinic – Community Outreach Director
The Senior Program Coordinator for the Outreach Program manages relationships between the Tulane Environmental Clinic (“the clinic”) and clients, potential client communities, and other constituents. This position also assists in securing funding, supervises student interns, assists in supervising webmaster and budget functions, and performs intake, paralegal and other office functions as needed.

Louisiana Green Corps
Currently recruiting out of school 18-21 year olds for their Youth Workforce Training Program, which will start on August 27, and will continue Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm until December 7. The 3-month program includes work readiness, healthy living skills, life skills, and environmental literacy training; academic preparation for all levels; college & GED program referrals. Call for more info, (504)613-4661.

Groundwork New Orleans (GWNO) – Executive Director
GWNO is an independent nonprofit trust within the Groundwork USA Network, an interagency cooperative initiative developed as part of an agreement between the National Park Service (NPS) Rivers and Trails Program and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program. GWNO was established as a result of an EPA-funded environmental assessment that demonstrated the need for revitalization of urban areas affected by blight, crime, and environmental contamination in New Orleans.

GWNO is seeking to hire an Executive Director to establish baseline fund-raising, programming, board development, budgets, financial systems, and staffing. The Executive Director will be responsible for all operational aspects of building and sustaining Groundwork New Orleans. To apply, please send cover letter, résumé and references to with “Groundwork New Orleans Executive Director” in the subject line.


–5 State Gulf Coast & Beyond–
Join FEMA: Help Build Safer, More Resilient Nation
Are you an employee of a state, local, or tribal government, institution of higher education, or a non-profit organization interested in lending your expertise to the Federal government in 2013 and then returning to your previous position? A temporary assignment has recently become available for individuals interested in working with states and local communities to prepare citizens for natural and man-made disasters.

This year, FEMA is launching a national campaign to build and sustain disaster preparedness throughout the country, and is seeking expertise to assist this effort within the FEMA Regions. This posting is being made available through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program, which allows eligible applicants to work for the Federal government for up to one year and then return to their previous positions. Salary is paid to your host agency or organization by the Federal Government. Responsibilities include supporting drills and exercises that involve the public and non-government organizations, working with States and local communities to update preparedness messaging and communications to the public, helping grassroots preparedness programs to build more resilient communities, and engaging youth-serving, faith-based, private sector, disability advocacy, and other organizations in preparedness activities and programs.

Additional information on the IPA program, including eligibility, can be found here: Please note that while we are able to pay your salary, you will not be reimbursed for per diem or relocation expenses.

The goal of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act mobility program is to facilitate the movement of employees, for short periods of time, when this movement serves a sound public purpose. Mobility assignments may be used to achieve objectives such as:

Strengthening the management capabilities of Federal agencies, State, local and Indian tribal governments, and other eligible organizations; Assisting the transfer and use of new technologies and approaches to solving governmental problems; Facilitating an effective means of involving state and local officials in developing and implementing Federal policies and programs; and, Providing program and developmental experience which will enhance the assignee’s performance in his or her regular job.

Please submit your resume by August 15th. Due to a high level of interest, we may not be able to reply to all applicants. Selections will be made by September 4, 2012. For questions or more info, contact:

Disaster Civilian Community Corps
The Department of Homeland Security and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced an innovative partnership to establish a unit of 1,600 service corps members within the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) solely devoted to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. This will be a full-time residential service program for individuals ages 18-24, who are assigned to regional campuses (e.g. Vicksburg, MS).

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