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Climate Change Professionals Program Information Session

The Department of Homeland Security HQ, Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer
Sustainability and Environmental Programs (SEP)

What is it?
• A two-year program that provides training and resources for DHS to meet and exceed climate change goals mandated by Executive Order (EO) 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.
Who can apply?
• Recent graduates – Science based degrees are preferred
o Job announcements will be posted through USA Jobs
o DHS expects to hire 12 participants in FY23
Meet the presenters:
Dr. Teresa Pohlman: Dr. Pohlman is the Executive Director of Sustainability and Environmental Programs, has over 25 years of extensive leadership experience managing all aspects of public and private sector environmental and infrastructure programs and product development. Her background includes management positions, responsible for $300 million to over $1 billion annual budgets for environmental, infrastructure, and facility maintenance programs.

Jay Collert: Mr. Collert has over 45 years of experience in environmental laws and regulations with the United States Air Force, Government Institutes, ABS Consulting, Aarcher Institute of Environmental Training, the United States Secret Service, the United States Food and Drug Administration, and now the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters. In his current role, he manages environmental compliance programs for DHS HQ and oversees the Climate Change Professional’s intern cohort (Class of FY24).

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