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Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@neiwpcc.org. Your application will be reviewed by our human resources department to determine if your qualifications possess the right match for the position; your application is only complete when you have submitted a cover letter and resume; without both, your application may not be considered.

Shortly after submission, you will receive confirmation of receipt of your application in the form of a card or email. You will be contacted directly if we would like to schedule an interview. Due to the high volume of resumes received for our positions, NEIWPCC is unable to respond to individual status update requests. We respectfully request no calls about a position or the status of your application. We thank you for your understanding and interest in employment at NEIWPCC.

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This page was last updated on April 12, 2018.


NEIWPCC – IEC District Intern, Summer 2018
Staten Island and Port Washington, NY

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the IEC District seek a Summer Intern to assist with field, laboratory, and office work associated with its water quality monitoring activities in the IEC District Tri-State area. The intern will participate in a variety of water quality monitoring surveys to perform field measurements and collect ambient water samples. Field work will primarily be boat-based in Long Island Sound and its embayments. In addition to sample collection and transport, duties will include laboratory analyses of water samples, and preparation of bottles, coolers, equipment, and quality control activities. The intern may assist with IEC’s inspection program related to municipal discharges, industrial discharges, and with the IEC’s citizen science program. The intern will also assist with the preparation and organization of documents and materials related to IEC’s projects for dissemination to stakeholders and the public. The position will require approximately 30 hours per week. The anticipated start date is May 29, 2018 (or sooner) with an end date of September 7, 2018. Interviews will take place in early May 2018 in Staten Island.

The successful candidate will have a minimum 3 years of satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree in the environmental sciences, biology, or a related field. Proven desire and ability to work outside under a variety of environmental conditions, and a valid driver’s license required. Demonstrated field and laboratory experience is a plus, as well as experience with Microsoft Access and Excel, GIS software, and website maintenance.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume by May 1, 2018 as indicated at the top of the page. Please reference position number 18-IEC-001 in the e-mail subject line.

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Youth and the Environment Program (YEP) Coordinator/Wastewater Division Intern
Lowell, MA

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking a summer intern to coordinate its EPA-funded Youth in the Environment Program (YEP), as well as other NEIWPCC Wastewater Division projects in Lowell, MA.

By offering summer employment with hands-on experience, YEP encourages disadvantaged inner city students to develop interests in the environment and potential environmental careers.  The YEP Coordinator is an important component of the program.  The Youth and the Environment Coordinator will work under the general supervision of the Director of Wastewater & Onsite Programs at NEIWPCC to coordinate logistics for the youth summer job program, develop lesson plans for the afternoon session, coordinate periodic environmental field trips, and coordinate transportation of the students to the wastewater treatment plant every morning.  In addition to the YEP, the intern will also support our Massachusetts Wastewater Operator Training program and the Massachusetts Title 5 Soil Evaluator Certification training program.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 2 years towards a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, or closely related field. Candidate will be expected to work 30 hours per week, with some flexibility; position anticipated to begin mid-May and to extend through the summer.

To apply, send cover letter and resume by Wednesday, May 2, 2018 as indicated at the top of this page. In the e-mail subject line, please reference position number 18-Lowell-004.

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Lake Champlain Education and Outreach Intern
Grand Isle and Burlington, Vermont

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) are seeking a creative intern to work with LCBP’s Education and Outreach team on a variety of projects. The intern may work up to forty (40) hours per week, including evening and weekend hours, from mid-May through September.

The Education and Outreach Intern will perform a variety of tasks, including staffing LCBP outreach events, including transporting and setting up exhibits and materials for public programs.  Will provide coverage in the LCBP Resource Room within ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. Will assist LCBP staff with meetings, workshops, print material preparation, and website content development.

The successful candidate will have strong writing and editing skills along with attention to detail.  Coursework or demonstrated passionate interest in Lake Champlain and watershed issues covered in the 2015 State of the Lake report desired. The ability to interact positively with the public at informal outreach events and in the LCBP Resource Room required. Photography skills a plus. Completion of at least junior year of college recommended; recent graduates preferred.

Send cover letter and résumé in .pdf or Microsoft Word format by April 18, 2018 as indicated at the top of this page.  Please reference position number 18-LCBP-002 in the subject line.

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Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards
Lake Champlain

The Lake Champlain Basin Program and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) are seeking part-time boat launch stewards to deliver interpretive invasive species spread prevention messages to boaters on Lake Champlain during the summer of 2018 and to inspect and decontaminate vessels as appropriate.

Boat Launch Stewards will interact with the public and gather lake-user information on mobile tablets while greeting visitors to Lake Champlain. Their primary duty will be to familiarize the public with aquatic invasive species information. Some boat launch stewards will be trained to conduct watercraft inspections and hot water high-pressure decontaminations as necessary. This will include set up, operation, and maintenance of the decontamination units.  Stewards will be requested to work eight-hour days for approximately thirty-two hours per week at select boat launches around Lake Champlain from Memorial Day through Labor Day; weekend work is required. Time off by prior arrangement can be accommodated.  Mandatory training will take place the week of May 14th, 2018 for one day in Vermont and the week of May 21st for three days at the LCBP office in Grand Isle, Vermont and at the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute in Paul Smiths, New York. We will attempt to locate stewards at suitable public launch sites within a reasonable distance from their place of residence, but some travel should be expected.

The successful candidate will be well organized and have excellent communication skills, experience speaking with the public, demonstrated data collection and recording, familiarity with invasive species, and field work experience. Candidates will be comfortable working in the field and have the physical capability to inspect trailered watercraft. Experience operating watercraft and /or motorized equipment and basic familiarity with boaters, anglers, and recreational equipment will be useful.  Highly motivated individuals with familiarity with aquatic invasive species and/or water recreation experience are encouraged to apply.  Driver’s license required.

Send a resume, letter of interest including a description of relevant experience, and the names and contact information of two or more references by Friday March 9, 2018 as indicated above.  In the email subject line, please reference position #18-LCBP-001

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