ANSI – Multiple Openings

GHG Program Intern

 
Office Location: Washington, D.C.
Supervisors: Senior Manager, GHG Program and GHG Program Coordinator
Compensation: $12/hour at 35 hours/week  
Start date: May 31, 2011 (flexible)
End date: August 31, 2011 (flexible)
 
Position Summary:
The American National Standards Institute’s Accreditation Program for Greenhouse Gas Validation/Verification Bodies seeks a summer intern. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate/graduate student or recent graduate who would like to gain work experience in the climate change field. Please visit our website for more information about the program: http://www.ansi.org/ghg.
 
Essential Functions:
 
Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Conduct research on GHG programs/registries, protocols, regulations and trading schemes as well as on eco labeling
  • Monitor news related to climate change issues
  • Assist with the maintenance of the database (ANSICA), which contains client files and records
  • Draft/update guidance documents and other program reference material
  • Assist the GHG Program staff with other tasks, as assigned
Skills and Experience:
  • Interest in climate change issues
  • General understanding of issues related to climate change, emissions accounting (for emission reduction projects and inventories)
  • Strong oral and writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self starter, flexible and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently
ANSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ANSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, or veteran status.
 
To Apply:
 
To be considered, apply through our online application process. Include a cover letter, including why you are interested in this opportunity, in the Enter Text Resume box, and upload your resume in the Attach a Resume section.
 
 
Lead Assessors, ANSI Greenhouse Gas Accreditation Program
 
Office Location:  Offsite, reporting to ANSI Headquarters in Washington, DC
Supervisor Title:  ANSI Manager of Accreditation Services
Type:  Contract
 
Position Summary:
 
The American National Standards Institute, a non-profit organization and the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system seeks qualified Lead Assessors to serve on a contractual basis to evaluate the competence and integrity of Verification / Validation bodies against the accreditation criteria contained in ISO 14065, Greenhouse gases – Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition. Qualified with respect to ANSI ACP requirements to perform accreditation assessments on ISO 14065, they will be responsible for leading a team of assessors during the assessment of a validation/verification (VV) body and will report the findings to ANSI.
 
ANSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ANSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, or veteran status.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Evaluate the competence and integrity of GHG Verification/Validation bodies against the accreditation criteria published by ANSI;
Review activities of the bodies from impartiality of the organization to the competence of its staff;
The evaluation also involves observation and discussions at all levels of management and technical areas, and includes witnessing validation/verification activities conducted by bodies.
 
Professional Skills and Qualifications:
  • Applicants must have experience with Greenhouse Gas verification/validation processes and technical knowledge in one or more GHG methodologies, registry requirements, air quality compliance regulations, and other aspects of measuring and monitoring emission reduction projects and inventories;
  • In addition, applicants should have thorough knowledge in one or more related technical disciplines (environmental management systems, ISO 14064 and other GHG standards, sustainability, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, forestry, life cycle analysis, etc.)
  • Verification/validation program Lead Assessor must meet one of the following educational and experience prerequisites:
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in technical field, six years of experience in any technical discipline; must demonstrate Management system or similar related experience; and
  • Non-engineering degree (four years) or equivalent and a minimum of eight years in technical field; must demonstrate Management system or similar related experience.
  • Associate degree or equivalent and a minimum of ten years in a technical field; must demonstrate Management System or similar related experience.
  • Assessor/Lead Assessor experience should include activities relating to at least three of the following areas:
  • Management system or similar management system (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001) design and implementation or assessments
  • Certification body assessments (ISO/IEC 17021, Guide 65, or similar standards)
  • Assessing data management and information systems
  • Assessing accounting system
  • Assessing GHG V/V activities.
ANSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ANSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, or veteran status.
 
To Apply:
 
Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to ANSI Manager of Accreditation Services abowles@ansi.org
 
 
Technical Experts, ANSI Greenhouse Gas Accreditation Program
 
Office Location:  Offsite, reporting to ANSI Headquarters in Washington, DC
Supervisor’s Title:  Manager of Accreditation Services
Type:  Contract
 
Position Summary:
 
The American National Standards Institute, a non-profit organization and the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system seeks qualified Technical Experts to serve on a contractual basis to evaluate the competence and integrity of Verification/Validation bodies against the accreditation criteria contained in ISO 14065, Greenhouse gases – Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition.
 
ANSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ANSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, or veteran status.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Evaluate the competence and integrity of GHG Verification/Validation bodies against the accreditation criteria published by ANSI;
Review activities of the bodies from impartiality of the organization to the competence of its staff;
The evaluation also involves observation and discussions at all levels of management and technical areas, and includes witnessing validation/verification activities conducted by bodies.
 
Professional Skills and Qualifications:
  • Applicants must have experience with Greenhouse Gas verification/validation processes and technical knowledge in one or more GHG methodologies, registry requirements, air quality compliance regulations, and other aspects of measuring and monitoring emission reduction projects and inventories;
  • In addition, applicants should have thorough knowledge in one or more related technical disciplines (environmental management systems, ISO 14064 and other GHG standards, sustainability, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, forestry, life cycle analysis, etc.);
  • Verification/validation program Technical Expert must meet one of the following educational and experience prerequisites:
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in technical field, six years of experience in any technical discipline; must demonstrate Management system or similar related experience; and
  • Non-engineering degree (four years) or equivalent and a minimum of eight years in technical field; must demonstrate Management system or similar related experience.
  • Associate degree or equivalent and a minimum of ten years in a technical field; must demonstrate Management System or similar related experience.
  • Technical Expert experience should include activities relating to at least three of the following areas:
  • Emissions monitoring and calculations
  • Emissions reporting
  • Design of GHG emissions reduction systems
  • Testing and calibration of emissions monitoring equipment
  • Working with GHG quantification methodologies (including but not limited to direct measurement via probes, calculations using baseline or input data, use of conversion factors, stoichiometric calculations, estimation methodologies and the conservativeness of these approaches)
  • GHG V/V activities
  • Assessment/auditing experience
  • Accounting
  • Data management and information systems
  • Level of assurance or uncertainty management.
ANSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ANSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, or veteran status.
To Apply:
 
Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to ANSI Manager of Accreditation Services abowles@ansi.org
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