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Environmental Engineer Volunteer Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention

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ORGANIZATION: M4A Foundation - CrowdDoing

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Environmental economist Volunteer Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention
http://preventwildfire.world/

The earth is burning; e.g., USA/California, Brazil, Australia. Regional impacts of wildfires are widespread affecting health, housing, agriculture, biodiversity, and economies. Our post hoc "pay for damage done" insurance strategies are woefully inadequate for these rising challenges.

We need to seize the opportunity that is now possible. We think the science has gotten better, and a new inflection point is possible. If we leverage a broader diversity of disciplines with increasing bearing on the intractable challenge of catastrophic wildfire prevention, we can reclaim collective agency. We think that could be possible via increased design science for prevention, mitigation and loss reduction at the landscape and community level.

We plan to develop a year-round alliance of ecosystem partners that can help us transformationally scale catastrophic wildfire risk prevention through better understanding of the opportunities for "action" that is preventative and the costs of inaction that these mitigation steps will avoid. We believe that systemic change in wildfire risk reduction is possible and want to speak about the possibility of strategic collaboration to shift the practice of stakeholders at risk so that California does not become increasingly unliveable every year. We believe catastrophic wildfire risk prevention can help us get ahead of the curve counteracting these harms.

CrowdDoing is launching a year-round virtual Global Alliance for Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention with shared values and an open invitation for participation.

Global Alliance for Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention

Shared Principles:

  • More reuse of global knowledge regarding how to prevent catastrophic wildfires is necessary.
  • We need greater leveraging of knowledge from across disciplines in order to prevent the growing risk of catastrophic wildfires due to climate change.
  • We need greater collaboration both locally and globally to achieve the community level goal of regeneration and reduced catastrophic wildfire risk.
  • There is interdependence across the ecosystem of approaches and interventions for preventing catastrophic wildfires.
  • The more upstream we can intervene effectively to prevent catastrophic wildfires, the more co-benefits for stakeholders we can create


Volunteer role Description for Environmental Engineers

Purpose:

Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree

Knowledge:

Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.
Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Skills:

Basic Skills

  • *Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • *Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • *Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • *Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • *Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • *Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • *Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • *Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • *Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • *Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.


Social Skills

  • *Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • *Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
  • *Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • *Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • *Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • *Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


Complex Problem Solving Skills

  • *Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


Technical Skills

  • Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a volunteer role.
  • Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • *Operations Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • *Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Technology Design Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
  • Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.


Systems Skills

  • *Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • *Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • *Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.


Resource Management Skills

  • Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
  • Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
  • *Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the volunteer role.
  • *Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.


Desktop Computer Skills

· SpreadsheetsUsing a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs.

· PresentationsUsing a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations.

· InternetNavigating the Internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure standard browsers; use searches, hypertext references, and transfer protocols; and send and retrieve electronic mail (e-mail).

· NavigationUsing scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer's operating system. Being able to access and switch between applications and files of interest.

· Word ProcessingUsing a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing documents.

· GraphicsWorking with pictures in graphics programs or other applications, including creating simple graphics, manipulating the appearance, and inserting graphics into other programs.

· DatabasesUsing a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information.


Work Context:

Body Positioning

  • Requires sitting


Communication

  • Requires telephone conversations
  • Requires use of electronic mail
  • Requires writing letters and memos
  • Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams
  • Requires contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise)


Competition

  • Requires competition or awareness of competitive pressures


Environment

  • Includes exposure to contaminants


Impact of Decisions

  • Requires making decisions that impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company
  • Opportunity to make decisions without supervision
  • Requires making decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization


Level of Challenge

  • Freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals
  • Requires being exact or highly accurate


Pace and Scheduling

  • Requires meeting strict deadlines


Personal Interaction

  • Requires work with external customers or the public
  • Requires coordinating or leading others in accomplishing work activities
  • Requires work with others in a group or team


Responsibility for Others

  • Includes responsibility for work outcomes and results
  • Includes responsibility for the health and safety of others


Work Attire

  • Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment


Work Setting

  • Requires working in a closed vehicle or equipment
  • Requires working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions
  • Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions


Tasks:

  • Assist in budget implementation, forecasts, or administration.
  • Prepare, maintain, or revise quality assurance documentation or procedures.
  • Develop proposed project objectives and targets and report to management on progress in attaining them.
  • Request bids from suppliers or consultants.
  • Monitor progress of environmental improvement programs.
  • Serve as liaison with federal, state, or local agencies or officials on issues pertaining to solid or hazardous waste program requirements.
  • Provide assistance with planning, quality assurance, safety inspection protocols, or sampling as part of a team conducting multimedia inspections at complex facilities.
  • Provide technical support for environmental remediation or litigation projects, including remediation system design or determination of regulatory applicability.
  • Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, experts in law or business, or other specialists to address environmental problems.
  • Assess the existing or potential environmental impact of land use projects on air, water, or land.
  • Advise corporations or government agencies of procedures to follow in cleaning up contaminated sites to protect people and the environment.
  • Develop, implement, or manage plans or programs related to conservation or management of natural resources.
  • Inform company employees or other interested parties of environmental issues.
  • Advise industries or government agencies about environmental policies and standards.
  • Provide environmental engineering assistance in network analysis, regulatory analysis, or planning or reviewing database development.
  • Prepare hazardous waste manifests or land disposal restriction notifications.
  • Develop or present environmental compliance training or orientation sessions.
  • Assess, sort, characterize, or pack known or unknown materials.
  • Write reports or articles for Web sites or newsletters related to environmental engineering issues.
  • Develop site-specific health and safety protocols, such as spill contingency plans or methods for loading or transporting waste.
  • Obtain, update, or maintain plans, permits, or standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare or present public briefings on the status of environmental engineering projects.
  • Provide administrative support for projects by collecting data, providing project documentation, training volunteer role, or performing other general administrative duties.
  • Coordinate or manage environmental protection programs or projects, assigning or evaluating work.
  • Inspect industrial or municipal facilities or programs to evaluate operational effectiveness or ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Design, or supervise the design of, systems, processes, or equipment for control, management, or remediation of water, air, or soil quality.
  • Direct installation or operation of environmental monitoring devices or supervise related data collection programs.
  • Prepare, review, or update environmental investigation or recommendation reports.

Activities:

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

Analyzing Data or Information

Getting Information

  • Investigate the environmental impact of projects.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

  • Assist engineers or scientists with research.
  • Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.

Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

  • Monitor activities affecting environmental quality.

Processing Information

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge

Working with Computers

Communicating with People Outside the Organization

  • Explain project details to the general public.

Developing and Building Teams

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

  • Prepare detailed work plans.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Documenting/Recording Information

  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Prepare procedural documents.
  • Prepare research or technical reports on environmental issues.
  • Prepare technical or operational reports.
  • Write reports or evaluations.

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others

Thinking Creatively

  • Design environmental control systems.
  • Determine operational criteria or specifications.

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.

Providing Consultation and Advice to Others

  • Advise others regarding green practices or environmental concerns.

Scheduling Work and Activities

Developing Objectives and Strategies

  • Develop technical methods or processes.

Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

  • Direct environmental development activities.
  • Prepare project budgets.

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Materials

  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Test characteristics of materials or structures.

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others

Judging the Qualities of Objects, Services, or People

Coaching and Developing Others

Training and Teaching Others

  • Teach safety standards or environmental compliance methods.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public


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About M4A Foundation - CrowdDoing

Location:

3325 Besana Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762, US

Mission Statement

CrowdDoing [dot] world is a joint initiative of Match4Action Foundation and Reframe It. CrowdDoing is focused on addressing the social, economic, and environmental challenges our world faces by collaborating with professionals and volunteers from many different industries. We offer a platform for individuals to connect and collaborate toward creating systemic change. We would love for you to join the team! What makes us different? CrowdDoing aims to support social innovations with transformative impact potential through global multi-disciplinary volunteering, micro-leadership and service learning. We work through operating leverage for systems change to achieve collective agency. We orient to ikigai and self-determination theory in order to help each person have the perfect role. #systemschange #systemsthinking #servicelearning #socialinnovation

Description

Match4Action connects those wanting to volunteer their skills with those in need for remote or local project support, advice, collaboration and mentoring.

Our smart technology platform uses the latest machine learning, artificial intelligence and virtual assistants to match the demand for resources for social impact with the skills and resources available, anywhere in the world. We use blockchain to create and manage a social impact currency.This unique, self sustainable open platform has one key purpose: accelerating social impact through collaboration and linking local projects with our global presence.

CrowdDoing aims to leverage micro-leadership, service learning and massively multi-disciplinary collaboration supported with project managers and human resource business partners. Collaborate with people whom you can learn from while changing the world virtually together.

crowddoing.world
http://www.linkedin.com/company/m4a-foundation
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https://www.facebook.com/Match4ActionFoundation/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/219137818932726/

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Education & Literacy
International
Board Development, Education & Literacy, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Technical Writing
  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • System Engineering
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Civil Engineering

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-15 hours a week
  • Comfort in a massively multi-disciplinary environment, sustainability

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