Looking for a job?
After our virtual Earth Week, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is working with local organizations to bring you a virtual green jobs and internships fair. Talks will be held online – but this time, there will be just two special sessions on one day: May 15, 2020.
The fair will be accessible through WebEx (with a phone dial-in option) or through Facebook livestream at https://www.facebook.com/hartfordsustainability/.
Virtual Fair: May 15, 2020
[10:00 am] Session 1: Jobs
The first session will feature available green jobs in CT. Participating organizations include: CDM Smith, PosiGen Solar and Energy Efficiency, Winterberry Gardens, Hartford’s Department of Public Works, and Eversource.
More than 75 currently available roles range from sustainable landscaping, masonry, solar installation, tree trimming and sales to environmental compliance, energy specialists, engineering roles, and service-learning. A schedule of speakers and job information is posted below.
Register for the jobs session here.
[12:00 pm] Session 2: Service – Learning
The second session will focus on green community service-learning opportunities and internships.
Service-learning positions through AmeriCorps and Public Allies with organizations such as the City of Hartford, Capital Community College, Habitat for Humanity, and the United Way will be discussed. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will talk about opportunities too.
Register for the internships and service-learning session here.
[10:00 AM] Speaker 1: Office of Sustainability (Introduction)
[10:05 AM] Speaker 2: Winterberry Gardens
[10:20 AM] Speaker 3: KNOX
[10:40 AM] Speaker 4: Hartford Dept. of Public Works
[10:55 AM] Speaker 5: Eversource
[11:15 AM] Speaker 6: Posigen Solar
[11:35 AM] Speaker 7: CDM Smith
[12:00 PM] Speaker 1: Office of Sustainability
[12:10 PM] Speaker 2: Public Allies
[12:30 PM] Speaker 3: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
[12:50 PM] Speaker 4: AmeriCorps with Habitat for Humanity
[1:15 PM] Other Opportunities
The following companies participating in our Fair have submitted information regarding their available opportunities and organizations. Please note that the background below is provided by the companies themselves and may change at any time. All questions related to specific job openings should be directed to the relevant organizations, who will take questions during the fair. Thank you, and best of luck!
AmeriCorps places adults within nonprofit and public organizations across the United States for about one year of service. Members perform a range of duties such as supporting academic achievement, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more. All program listings can be found here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
The North Hartford Promise Zone is looking to fill four AmeriCorps VISTA positions. During service, members will receive a living allowance, healthcare benefits, and childcare support. After their service, members have the opportunity to receive a scholarship or a cash award, and one year of non-competitive eligibility when applying for federal jobs. The North Hartford Promise Zone is recruiting for:
- Data and Research AmeriCorps VISTA (2 openings)
- Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA (1 opening)
- Media and Communications AmeriCorps VISTA (1 opening)
Coming Fall 2020:
- EnVision Center Data and Research AmeriCorps VISTA (1 opening)
- Envision Center Media and Communications AmeriCorps VISTA (1 opening)
As of today, other opportunities with Capitol Community College, United Way and Habitat for Humanity in Hartford are also posted. A representative of Habitat for Humanity will also be on hand at the fair for more information.
CDM Smith delivers integrated solutions across water, transportation, environment, energy and facilities. We provide technical excellence and unmatched client service to deliver integrated and complete solutions. At CDM Smith we support our employees to perform to their fullest potential both at work and in their daily lives. We truly care about each of our employees and make it a priority to take excellent care of them and their families. Please visit our website at https://www.cdmsmith.com/ for more information, including a complete listing of our job openings and to apply online.
CDM Smith job openings in Connecticut include:
- Environmental Engineer 1 – entry level
- Environmental Engineer 4 – junior project engineer
- Environmental Engineer 7 – senior project engineer
- Sr. Project Manager for water services
- Client Services Leader for municipal water infrastructure
The company also has multiple other job openings in Northeast, including work related to FEMA hazard mitigation.
City of Hartford Department of Public Works
The City of Hartford’s Department of Public Works team maintains the city’s physical infrastructure and provides quality services Hartford’s residents. DPW is currently hiring for multiple positions, including Tree Trimmer and also, Traffic Engineering Services Manager.
During the fair, our City Forester Heather Dionne will discuss how DPW is building out the City tree crew to meet ambitious tree canopy maintenance, protection and planting goals. She’ll also talk about what we’re looking for in a new hire for a Tree Trimmer position. More information on the other DPW position, which involves Traffic Engineering Services, is here. This role has the potential to help reduce local congestion and improve the bikability and walkability of our streets, which is a key priority for the City.
At Eversource, we are a company dedicated to our customers, communities, and employees. We know that our success depends on the best efforts of our engaged Eversource team—diverse, talented and dedicated employees who take pride in their work, know and exhibit the value of teamwork and collaboration, and support each other in working safely every day.
Sustainability is embedded into all that we do. To learn about our progress in important areas including technology innovations, our growing renewable energy portfolio, the environmental considerations of our operations, and how we personally contribute to the vitality of our communities and grow our business in a responsible manner, please read our Eversource Sustainability Report.
Eversource is currently hiring for multiple positions, including a number related to energy efficiency and renewable energy (solar and wind). These jobs include:
- Energy Efficiency Consultant
- Supervisor, Financial Operations, Energy Efficiency business
- Supervisor, Systems Support
- Manager, Credit Hardship Programs and Protections
- Engineer, Grid Modernization
- Engineer- Electric Supply
- Manager, Wholesale Power Contracts
- Senior Analyst, Power Contracts
- Senior Environmental Specialist-Offshore Wind
Using horticulture as a catalyst for community engagement, KNOX forges partnerships between residents, businesses, and government, providing leadership to build stronger, greener, healthier and more beautiful neighborhoods in Hartford. On behalf of the City of Hartford public golf courses, KNOX is look to fill up to 10 groundskeeper positions at Keney and Goodwin Park Golf Courses with Hartford residents interested in maintaining these public courses. These golf courses are maintained through a partnership with the City of Hartford, Guilmette Golf, and KNOX.
PosiGen Solar and Energy Efficiency
PosiGen was founded in 2011 with one simple goal: give low and middle income families access to affordable solar and energy efficiency to dramatically cut their energy costs and improve their lives. In post-Katrina New Orleans, our founders shared the rebuilding city’s frustration that thousands of homeowners wanted to install solar and energy efficiency improvements in their homes, but were shut out due to the lack of significant income and high credit scores that other national solar companies require.
The PosiGen Solar team in Connecticut is currently hiring for:
- Inside Sales Representative (12 openings)
- Solar Sales Consultant (Outside Sales) (15-20 openings)
- Solar Sales Team Leader (1 opening)
- E-2 Electrician (1 opening)
- Solar Installer (1 opening)
- Quality Control Tech (1 opening)
Public Allies Connecticut is an AmeriCorps program designed to develop the next generation, social change leaders. We are currently seeking dedicated, service-minded young adults to begin 10-month paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations around Connecticut, with positions available in the greater New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport areas. More information on the Public Allies program in CT is at: https://publicallies.org/connecticut/
Winterberry is a landscaping and construction company based out of Southington, CT. We have a diverse range of service offerings in the green industry, including landscape maintenance, fertilization, commercial and golf course irrigation installation and service, residential landscape design and installation, commercial landscape bid/build, and a retail garden center. We have grown more than 60% in the last three years and now employ approximately 175 team members at peak season. We pride ourselves on sustainable business practices and on a culture promoting individual growth in our team members.
We are currently hiring for multiple positions, all of which can be found and applied to on our website, WinterberryGardens.com. Positions of particular need include: Golf Course Irrigation Foreman, Irrigation Install Technician, CDL Driver, Shop Mechanic, Landscape Mason, Landscape Install Foreman, and Landscape Project Manager.
THE PURPOSE OF THE CITY OF HARTFORD’S VIRTUAL GREEN JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS FAIR IS TO HELP RESIDENTS IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE, IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT, AND LEARN ABOUT RESOURCES AND WORK OPPORTUNITIES. THE CITY OF HARTFORD DOES NOT GUARANTEE ANY JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, INCOME OR SAVINGS. THE CITY OF HARTFORD DOES NOT PROMOTE ANY TOUTED BENEFITS, OR ASSUME ANY RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THESE PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS, THEIR ROLES, VOLUNTEER/SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES, CONTENT, PRODUCTS, AND/OR SERVICES PRESENTED DURING THE EVENT. ALL RELATED QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS.