About the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION
Established in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to saving the Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and streams, and the wildlife that call it home through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration. Since 2010, CBF has engaged in a focused effort to defend and implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, a binding federal and state collaborative agreement aimed at reducing pollution to the science-based, legally-affirmed levels established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Blueprint is expected to be fully implemented by 2025. If the states and the federal government achieve Blueprint goals, the Bay will finally—after decades of failed efforts—be removed from the Clean Water Act’s impaired waters list. Successfully implementing the Blueprint depends on a well-informed, engaged, active, and diverse constituency of members, advocates, and volunteers who speak up and take action to save the Bay.
CBF has a staff of approximately 210 employees working in offices in Annapolis, Maryland; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C. as well as 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water policies, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.
CBF's headquarters office in Annapolis, Maryland is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Build Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center—one of the world’s most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings—in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
CBF has an annual budget of approximately $30 million and is supported by over 300,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF, please visit cbf.org.
About the Hiring Department
In 2017, CBF launched the Making History campaign. Focused on restoring two of the Bay's most effective natural filters—trees and oysters—the campaign will improve water quality, engage new advocates, and drive economic benefits across the region. Together with our partners, members, and other supporters, we can ensure a healthy Bay for us, our children, and grandchildren. Our efforts today will create a cleaner environment tomorrow. The Making History Campaign encompasses 3 legs: The Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership and the Chesapeake 1 Million Voices for Clean Water campaign.
To accelerate restoration of the Bay's most effective filters, CBF and partners have formed the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance to put 10 billion new oysters in the Chesapeake Bay by 2025. The Chesapeake Oyster Alliance is a coalition of non-profits, community organizations, oyster growers, and others focused on restoring oyster reefs, promoting science-based management of the oyster fishery, and supporting a growing oyster aquaculture industry.
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership is a collaborative effort of national and local agencies, conservation organizations, outdoors enthusiasts, businesses, and citizens committed to planting 10 million new trees in priority landscapes in Pennsylvania by the end of 2025. This bold effort will help Pennsylvania achieve its goal to plant roughly 96,000 acres of water-filtering forested buffers by 2025. Partners are committed to providing expertise and experience, technical assistance and supplies, volunteers, and legislative leadership.
The Chesapeake 1 Million Voices for Clean Water campaign to advance funding and policy priorities for programs and practices that will help meet the goals of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by the end of 2025. Together we will fight for our future by building an army of advocates and supporters that reflects the diversity of the Bay watershed, and opposing threats with timely, strategic advocacy and litigation.
Context of the Position
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Warehouse Driver(s) will assist the senior logistics support specialist and other warehouse staff at our Duncannon, PA (Perry County) warehouse and our York, PA warehouse, with organizing, loading, unloading, inventory, delivery of trees, tree shelters, supplies and tool trailers and forklift operation. At times, the warehouse drivers may assist at tree plantings with logistical support.
1. Driving large commercial vehicles throughout Pennsylvania and which may include:
o Up to 26’ long box truck (non CDL)
o DOT licensed pickup truck with 18’ trailer and skid loader, or palleted tree stakes on trailer.
2. Repetitive bending and lifting of up to 75+ lb. bundles of up to 5’ long bundles of material and trees onto and off pallets, vehicles, trailers and cargo containers.
3. DOT Medical Exam and Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification required upon hire (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/medical/driver-medical-requirements/dot-medical-exam-and-commercial-motor-vehicle-certification)
4. Ability to train to operate forklift/skid steer to move pallets of product around warehouse and load onto trucks; Forklift/Skid Steer Certification requested
5. Sorting and inventory of products
6. Customer service skills when delivering product and trees to partners; may act as CBF representative at these delivery sites
7. Cleaning of warehouse bays and trucks
8. Perform daily safety and maintenance checklists
9. Potential for some overnight (max 2 nights per trip) travel to Erie and Pittsburgh regions; hotel and expenditures covered.
10. Occasional support at tree plantings using skid steer and/or auger to prep planting sites, set up tables, etc.
11. Dates/Seasons Required:
* August-early November; March-early May- up to 30 hours/week max (on season)
* Very limited weekend/evening work (some Saturday/Sunday trailer deliveries)
* March-early May work dates will be released in late December
* Work to ensure that systems, organizational culture, and practices are aligned with CBF’s mission, values and commitments related to DEIJ.
* Develop and refine programs and activities to ensure equitable practices and support the development of a diverse and effective team.
* Ensure an inclusive working environments that supports diverse populations.
Professional Experience and Qualifications
Successful candidate should be able to bend and lift 75+ pounds independently and repetitively, have basic math skills, clean driving record, truck driving/forklift/skid steer operation experience (with DOT medical certification and Forklift certification if possible), provide their own transportation to/from work, and the ability to arrive to work on time.
The PT position will run August 2021-June 2022 with potential option to renew employment for June 2022-June 2023. Exact start and end dates negotiable. This is a temporary/PT position we anticipate working approximately 16-24 hours per week Sept -Nov and March-May and limited hours in the off season. The position will work primarily out of the Duncannon, PA warehouse, occasionally the York, PA warehouse, with travel throughout the state of Pennsylvania particularly to Lancaster, York, Centre, Cumberland, Allegheny, Bradford, Susquehanna and Tioga counties. Mileage is reimbursed for personal vehicle use between warehouses.
Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Ability to receive and give supportive feedback to foster equity and inclusion in working relationships. Ability to recognize, nurture, and learn from strengths in co-workers. Having flexibility to accomplish job responsibilities in several work environments, whether it be from home, on the road, or in an office.
Salary Range: $18 an hour
CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 2 floating holidays, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan with matching contribution.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE
Just as biodiversity is the key to a thriving ecosystem, human diversity is the key to saving the Bay. Success depends on people from widely diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, identities, and races taking collective action. Clean water, clean air, and a safe environment are rights we all share.
To increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will:
* Recruit and retain a staff, board, and membership that reflect the diversity of people living within the Chesapeake Bay region;
* Strengthen and broaden the diversity of our partnerships;
* Celebrate and value the diversity of staff; and
* Fight to ensure that everyone has equal access to clean water, clean air, and a safe environment.
CBF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
How to Apply
Using the link below, please submit a cover letter and resume no later than July 23, 2021.Apply Now
CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred retirement plan.
CBF encourages diverse candidates to apply and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. CBF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.