Green jobs are one of the hottest topics in the media right now.  A lot of the news reports and political speeches lead viewers to believe that green jobs are coming in the future.  Although more green jobs will be created in the coming years, there are thousands of green jobs available across the United States today. 

Research Associate – Laramie, Wyoming
The University of Wyoming is looking to fill a research associate position to look at “forest diversity and productivity.”  A master’s degree is required for the position and applications must be received prior to May 1, 2009.  The university would like to have someone begin working in this position by July 1, 2009.  Source:  Environmental Career Opportunities

USGBC Chapter Coordinator – Washington, D.C.
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) overlooks the LEED certification system and has a network of chapters across the United States.  The council is hiring chapter coordinators; coordinators will be based out of the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.

“The Chapter Coordinator is the primary liaison between USGBC national and the local chapter. This person works to improve and further develop USGBC’s Chapters Program through building strong relationships with chapter volunteer and staff leadership.” Source: USGBC

A college degree is not required for this position but there is a 30 percent travel time requirement.  For more information on the application process, visit the USGBC Career Center website.

Utility Arborist – El Dorado, Arkansas
This entry-level position with ECI’s family of companies comes with a partial relocation reimbursement benefit.   A two- or four-year degree is preferred but not required, and bilingual candidates are preferred.

Now on to what, exactly, a utility arborist is. 

“Our employees act as a liaison between the utility company, their clients, contractors and customers. Responsibilities for this position include: Inspection and assessment of customer requests for pruning or removals, securing clear rights-of-way for new line and pole construction, handling customer complaints related to scheduled pruning, or completed pruning…”  Source:

Although parts of the nation are dealing with skyrocketing unemployment, there are green jobs available now.  Contrary to popular belief, not all of these jobs require extensive experience or advanced degrees.  There is no better time than now to prepare for your future by starting your search for a new, green career.

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