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The Re-Elect Begins: Big Agency on Campus

By on 1.21.11 | 6:28AM

Let the 2012 Re-Elect begin. Obama is now monomaniacally promoting non-enforceable rhetoric about jobs': a WSJ editorial trumpeting a non-enforceable executive order to look back at olds regs, fogging the mirror so we can't focus so well on the orgy of new regs which is actually what threatens the economy; and today's gesture, another executive order establishing a new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness led by none other than General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, of "We're all Democrats now" and "The government has moved in next door, and it ain't leaving. You could fight it if you want, but society wants change. And government is not going away" fame.

So he's focusing on gummint jobs, direct or indirect, regardless, they're the looming boomlet will be of jobs paid for by political dictate and out of your pockets. Not quite markets at work. Which is really the kind he promised the Obama economy would be built around. In a word: bubbles. Great.

Those new massive reg schemes he plans to use to fundamentally transform America -- like killing the domestic mining industries and backdoor Kyoto-style regs -- those need boots on the ground. And just to keep the return to the glories of '08 in full swing, now comes this, from the EPA for its on-campus eco-ambassadorships. Can't let that bloc of disillusioned youths now disillusioned on the Hollywood and Mad-men made Obama go un-reorganized. And the fights begin immediately with a new House. So, so does this. Here is the announcement in truncated form (it's a biggun):

Project Announcement Visibility Effort
Project Announcement  005467

Brief Description:

Serve as an assistant project lead for the EPA OnCampus ecoAmbassadors Program in the Office of Public Engagement

Objectives:

This is an opportunity to manage an exciting new program announced by Administrator Jackson during the Agency's 40th Anniversary Event. The successful detailee will use their excellent organization and project management skills to run the OnCampus Program's daily activities and help provide strategic input for making the Program successful. Think of yourself as being the Chief Operating Officer and a valuable member of the OnCampus Team.

Contact:

Scott Fraser       Phone:   202-566-2126       Organization:     OEI/Immediate/Office

Announcement Closes: Friday, January 21, 2011    

Project Starts: Monday, January 31, 2011     Project Ends:   Wednesday, June 8, 2011  

Time Requirements: 8  Hours/Day  

...Detailed Description

The EPA OnCampus ecoAmbassador Program is led by Office of Public Engagement (OPE) staff located in EPA's Headquarters Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education (OEAEE) within the Office of the Administrator.  OEAEE's mission is to expand the environmental conversation by reaching out to less traditional stakeholders and engaging with them about environmental issues, as well as to provide timely and accurate information to the media and public concerning the Agency's activities to protect human health and the environment.  

In this first year of the EPA OnCampus program, 27 enrolled students from 18 schools have been brought onboard as OnCampus ecoAmbassadors for the 2010 - 2011 academic year.  These unpaid volunteers serve as liaisons for EPA on their campuses.

The OnCampus Team interacts on a regular basis with the OnCampus ecoAmbassadors including weekly one-on-one calls.  The Team also works with managers of EPA voluntary programs including ENERGY STAR, WasteWise, Green Power Partnership, and the Pesticides Environmental Stewardship Program.  In addition the Team interfaces with representatives in each of EPA's Regional Offices.

The OnCampus Team seeks a detail-oriented, diligent, and intuitive individual with critical thinking and strong interpersonal skills to serve as an assistant project lead and ensure successful management of the OnCampus program during this critical first year.  

DUTIES INCLUDE:

·  Manage the day-to-day oversight of the OnCampus Program including weekly one-on-one calls.
·  Schedule and develop monthly national conference calls with the ecoAmbassadors to discuss their progress and relevant EPA voluntary programs.
·  Provide oversight and encourage participation in the online collaboration site, OnCampus Connector.
·  Assist ecoAmbassadors with decisions regarding environmental voluntary programs they are implementing on their campus and surrounding community.  
·  Manage logistics for ecoAmbassador visits to Headquarters and Regional Offices.
·  Provide valuable input to the OnCampus Team regarding process enhancement and strategic vision for completing a successful pilot program.

For more information about the OnCampus Program:
http://www.epa.gov/ecoambassadors/oncampus/index.html

This is a 120 day detail that is funded by [Office of Program Evaluation].

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