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  • 20 Jan 2022 9:00 AM | Melissa Dulinski (Administrator)

    Applications for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Brownfields Impact Fund are now available. This program will provide low-interest loans ranging from $50K to $350K for brownfield cleanup projects.   Additionally, grants are available to eligible entities (non-profits and government entities) for $25K to $350K for brownfield cleanup projects.   

    Learn more and prepare to apply here.

    Loans made through the program will have up to a twenty-year term based on the remediation and project redevelopment timeframe.   Principal and interest will be deferred through the end of Year 4 (with interest to accrue and capitalize during this period).  Interest rates on loans made through the program will be between one and two percent, with reductions available for projects that achieve NJEDA state goals based on the project location. 

    More information and complete eligibility criteria are available at https://www.njeda.com/brownfieldsimpactfund.

    Applications for the Brownfields Impact Fund program will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Loans and grants will be awarded on a first come, first served, based on the readiness of the application and the availability of funds.  For the initial 90 days after program launch, only applications for projects located in the target Community Collaborative Initiative (CCI) cities (Bayonne, Bridgeton, Camden, Jersey City, Millville, Newark, Trenton, Paterson, Paulsboro, Perth Amboy, Salem City, and Vineland) will be considered. This will prioritize investment in these communities which have high instances of brownfields, poverty, health disparities and need for revitalization. After 90 days, the program will be open throughout the state. 

    If you have questions about the Brownfields Impact Fund or the application process, please reach out to the NJEDA Brownfields Team at bfimpactfund@njeda.com.


  • 26 Oct 2021 10:43 AM | Melissa Dulinski (Administrator)

    Job Summary

    Manages a current pipeline of Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (“HDSRF”) and Petroleum Underground Storage Tank (“PUST”) grant customers through the approval process

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    ·       Ensures all HDSRF and PUST grant applications are reviewed and approved, according to legislative requirements (Act and Regulations).

    ·       Performs financial and statutory analysis of PUST and HDSRF applicants by evaluating and verifying business and personal financial statements.  Communicates with customer through process and manages expectations.

    ·       Makes recommendations for approval and prepares project summaries for delegated authority or board approval.  Identifies any pending legal issues which may impact the award of the grant. Summarizes findings and recommendations to EDA’s Legislative Officer and/or Attorney General’s office for review and legal advisement.   Prepares and presents memorandums to the Incentive Committee and Board regarding potential legal or funding issues and respond to inquiries.

    ·       Ensures available HDSRF and PUST funds prior to recommending approval of applications.

    ·       Notifies customers of declinations or partial grant awards.

    ·       Assists in the preparation of quarterly reporting of approvals to the EDA Board and monthly approvals to Treasury.  

    ·       Responds to general inquiries, both internal and external, as they relate to the HDSRF and PUST Programs, liaising with DEP, EDA Legislative Officer and/or DAG as appropriate. 

    ·       Maintains a thorough, current knowledge of the HDSRF and PUST regulations and legislation.

    ·       Assist Managing Director in the review and update of the HDSRF and PUST Policies and Procedures.  Assists Managing Director to work with Governance with the HDSRF and PUST annual reports, regulations, OPRA requests, and public relation; Marketing Communications with the upkeep of the website as it pertains to the HDSRF and PUST Programs; ITS with capturing data and reporting for the HDSRF and PUST Programs; and Accounting regarding the collection of application fees.

    ·       Evaluates workflow processes in processing of HDSRF and PUST applications to identify and recommend changes to improve efficiencies for customers and staff.

    ·       Promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff and external customers.

    ·       Must complete annual and semiannual self-assessment as required.

    ·       Performs other duties or special projects, as assigned.

    Required Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to read, understand and interpret the HDSRF and PUST Statutes and regulations, as well as EDA Incentives Statues and regulations
    • Collaboration with team members
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; proficient in grammar, spelling and editing; and foster communications with business professionals and EDA staff
    • Ability to prioritize workload, must be highly organized, detail-oriented, handle various tasks simultaneously and work independently within limited time constraints with little or no supervision
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and deal effectively and diplomatically with business professionals and EDA staff
    • Demonstrates respectful behavior and promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff and external customers
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new software packages

    Required Qualifications    

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Economic Development or related field and/or equivalent professional experience
    • Two to five years’ job-related work experience

    Advanced degree or industry specific certification may be substituted for 1 year of experience

    Physical Demands

    • Minimal
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as needed

    Travel

    • As necessary to events, meetings, businesses, etc.

    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • Valid driver’s license

    Note

    The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job description. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope, general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

    Your employment at NJEDA is voluntary and subject to termination by you or NJEDA at will, with or without cause, or with or without notice, at any time.  Nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to conflict, eliminate or modify the employment-at-will status of NJEDA employees.

    This position is considered exempt and is excluded from minimum wage, overtime regulations, and other rights and protections afforded nonexempt workers under the FLSA.

    NJEDA reserves the right to amend/revise this job description as necessary to meet current and changing business needs.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Position Requirements

    • Foreign degrees/transcripts must be evaluated by a reputable evaluation service at your own expense and must be submitted prior to a start date.  If this cannot be provided within 21 days of an offer the offer will be rescinded.
    • Must comply with the “New Jersey First Act” which requires employees hired after September 1, 2011 to reside in New Jersey. Non-New Jersey resident employees must relocate to New Jersey within one year of their date of hire and provide proof of residency to Human Resources.
    • Must complete an Outside Activity Questionnaire (disclosure of outside office or employment) on an annual basis.
  • 26 Jul 2021 6:23 PM | Melissa Dulinski (Administrator)

    Long-time collaborators -- AEG-NYP, AHMP-NJ, BCONE, LSRPA and NJSWEP -- were back together at the summer networking event, watching the Trenton Thunder vs. Syracuse Mets game of July 22, 2021, and catching up after 16 months of all virtual meetings and networking events. Seventy-five people from the NJ-NY-PA region, and from all sectors of the remediation and redevelopment worlds were there, spending a perfect summer night enjoying baseball, beverages, fireworks and festivity. 

    Thanks to the event sponsors: AWT, Mount Group, and SGS. Thanks also to the raffle sponsor, Hill Environmental/SET. The winner of the random drawing, John Iannotti, with the full agreement of sponsor Greg Hill, donated the cash prize to fund scholarships for the next generation of remediation professionals. 

  • 16 Jul 2021 12:16 PM | Katherine Suell (Administrator)

    NJSWEP is proud to share this statement of NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette in support of our “Everyone is Awesome: NJSWEP Celebrates Pride!” Event which took place on June 24, 2021.

    NJSWEP appreciates the Commissioner’s support and we’d like to thank our panelists who took the time to share their personal experiences with our members and event participants. 

    To read the Commissioner's full statement click here

  • 18 Jun 2021 8:54 AM | Melissa Dulinski (Administrator)

    On Saturday, June 12th, NJSWEP hiked the Blue Trail of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Our guide, Blaine Rothauser of GZA GeoEnviromental, shared his vast knowledge of the area with the group. Thank you to everyone that was able to join us! For everyone that couldn't make it, we hope to see you very soon.

    Check out this video collage from the event

  • 10 Jun 2021 4:09 PM | Rachel Jacobsen

    Environmental Project Engineer Job Opening

    Description:  BRS, Inc. is seeking a Project Engineer for our Environmental Division for a part-time or full-time position. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing woman-owned firm.  We offer flexibility with hours and the opportunity to work from home independently. The candidate ideally lives in the greater New Jersey / Philadelphia area.

    Responsibilities: Conducting field work and contractor oversight; preparation of RFPs and public bid specifications; contractor management / administration on projects related to the assessment and remediation of brownfield sites; budget management; process invoices and manage change orders; review and approve contractor submittals; conducting assessment activities; proposal and cost estimates preparation; evaluate bids  and make recommendations for award; data evaluation; report preparation; development of assessment and remediation strategies; assist with permit expediting and ensure permit compliance; community outreach; business development support; and conducting other support functions as needed.

    Qualifications: The ideal applicant will be able to work remotely and independently while providing significant contributions in a multi-disciplined team approach. Candidates should be able to exhibit experience in environmental assessment, contractor management, brownfield financing and project management geared towards public sector clientele.  An understanding and knowledge of NJDEP technical regulations, GIS, AutoCad, USEPA brownfields program, and public sector program management experience are desired. Experience with grant management is a plus.

    Requirements: Bachelor ’s Degree in engineering, environmental studies or a related field is required. The candidates should possess at least four years of professional experience. Very strong written and verbal skills are required. Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to attend meetings and to work on job sites.

    Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to susan@brsinc.com by June 30, 2021.
  • 15 Apr 2021 9:26 AM | Rachel Jacobsen

    Description: BRS, Inc. is seeking a planner / grant writer for a full or part time position as a Project Manager.  This is a unique opportunity to join a growing woman-owned firm, with flexible hours and the opportunity to work from home independently.  If the candidate is chosen for employment, he or she should ideally be located in greater metropolitan New York City / Philadelphia area.

    Responsibilities:  Project management; development of studies, reports and recommendations in the areas of municipal planning, resiliency planning, and environmental planning; prepare grant applications, cooperative agreement packages, and proposals; fulfill grant reporting and other grant management requirements; conduct community outreach; oversight of existing publicly funded grants; track and manage budgets; research potential funding sources; conduct demographic research; participate in meetings via conference call or in person; serve as a liaison between clients and federal and state regulatory agencies; and conduct other planning and grant writing / management activities as needed.

    Qualifications: The ideal applicant will have experience in municipal planning, grant writing, budget management, project management, and community development. The applicant must be able to work independently and provide significant contributions in a multi-disciplined team approach to establishing site redevelopment strategies that fulfill acquisition, funding and strategic planning needs and considerations for our public sector clientele. An understanding and knowledge of planning and environmental regulations, subcontractor management and public sector program management experience is desired.

    Requirements:  Degree in planning, public policy, public administration, or related field is required. The candidates should possess at least five to ten years of experience. New Jersey Professional Planner license and AICP certification is preferred.  Very strong written and verbal skills are required.

    Interested candidates should email resumes to mailto:Susan@brsinc.com by April 30, 2021.

  • 09 Mar 2021 9:13 AM | Rachel Jacobsen


    Some other classes offered at Rutgers OCPE that our customers are buzzing about: 

     Seasonal Planting for Honeybees

    March 11, 2021 (LIVE ONLINE - 6:30 pm - 8 pm)

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ae0407wa.html

     

    Small Scale Queen Rearing  

    March 24, 2021 (LIVE ONLINE - 6:30 pm - 8 pm)

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ae0406wa.html

     

    Sustainable Beekeeping  

    April 6, 2021 (LIVE ONLINE - 6:30 pm - 8 pm)

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ae0405wa.html

     

    Bee-ginner's Beekeeping 

    Opens May 3rd and Closes May 17th, 2021 (Self-Paced ONLINE - Approx. 14-15 hours) 

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ae0401wc.html

  • 09 Mar 2021 9:09 AM | Rachel Jacobsen

    Upcoming Classes

    March 2021

     Ecological Risk Assessment 

    March 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2021 (LIVE IN ZOOM 9 am - 12 pm each day)

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ez0401wa.html

     

    Role of LSRPs and Environmental Consultants in Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    March 30, 2021 (LIVE IN ZOOM 9 am - 12:30 pm)

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/el0103wa.html

     

    April 2021

     Effective Environmental Field Sampling & Data Collection 

    Opens April 12th and Closes April 18th, 2021 (Self-Paced ONLINE - Approx. 4 hours) 

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0518wb.html

     

    Glacial Deposits of NJ

    April 20, 2021 (LIVE IN ZOOM 9 am - 2 pm)

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0111wa.html

     

    May 2021

     Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks 

    Opens May 3rd and Closes May 9th, 2021 (Self-Paced ONLINE - Approx. 7 hours)

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0201wf.html

     

    OSHA - 8 Hour HAZWOPWER Refresher 

    Opens May 17th and Closes May 23rd, 2021 with a REQUIRED LIVE SESSION on May 20th from 10 am - 1 pm (Mostly Self-Paced ONLINE - Approx. 5 hours)

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ep0402wb.html

     

    Groundwater in Fractured Bedrock

    March 25th and 26th, 2021 (LIVE IN ZOOM 10 am - 1:30 pm each day)

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0108wb.html

     

    June 2021

     Auditor's Workshop: Managing Environmental Compliance 

    Opens June 14th and Closes June 20th, 2021 (Self-Paced ONLINE - Approx. 6 hours)

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0201wc.html

     

    Air Quality Permitting Seminar 

    Opens June 21st and Closes June 27th, 2021 (Self-Paced ONLINE - Approx. 12 hours)

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0203wc.html

     

    New!  PCBs and the Site Remediation Process

    June 29 & 30, 2021 (LIVE IN ZOOM 8:30 am - 12 pm each day)
    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0525wa.html

  • 02 Feb 2021 10:04 AM | Rachel Jacobsen

    Rutgers University – We RHere When You Need Us with ONLINE Training!  Learn something new or hone your skills while earning CEUs!   

      

    Principles of Vapor Mitigation Design & Installation – LIVE ONLINE  

    January 13 & 14, 2021 (10 am – 1:30 pm EST Each Day) 

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0523wa.html

     

    Digital Signatures & Seals for Site Plans – LIVE ONLINE 

    February 18 & 19, 2021 (9 am – 12 pm EST Each Day) 

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0521wa.html


    NJDEP UPDATE! In March 2021, electronic submission of applications will become mandatory for the NJDEP's coastal, flood hazard, and freshwater wetlands permits. For most of these applications, a digitally signed and sealed site plan will be required. Participating in this course will help ensure that your applications meet the DEP's requirements for electronic submission. 

     

    Environmental Law for Attorneys & LSRPs -  LIVE ONLINE 

    February 23-24, 2021 (1 pm – 4:30 pm EST Each Day) 

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/el0106wa.html

    ** Hot Topics on Environmental Justice, Recent Court Decisions, NJDEP Actions & Much More! ** 

     

    Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks – SELF-PACED ONLINE  

    Open March 8th - March 14th, 2021 (will take approximately 7 hours to complete) 

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0201we.html 

     

    Ecological Risk Assessment – LIVE ONLINE 

    March 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2021 (9 am – 12 pm EST Each Day) 

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ez0401wa.html 

     

    Role of LSRPs & Environmental Consultants in Litigation & Dispute Resolution – LIVE ONLINE 

    March 30, 2021 (9 am – 12:30 pm EST) 

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/el0103wa.html 

     

    Effective Environmental Field Sampling & Data Collection – SELF-PACED ONLINE 

    Open April 12th – April 18th, 2021 (will take approximately 4 hours to complete) 

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0518wb.html 

     

    Glacial Deposits of New Jersey – LIVE ONLINE 

    April 20, 2021 (9 am – 2 pm EST) 

    http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0111wa.html 

     

    To view more upcoming training, visit: www.cpe.rutgers.edu/environmental

    Contact Pam Mayer at 
    pspring@njaes.rutgers.edu with questions. 

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