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NEIWPCC - IEC District Intern, Summer 2017
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 surveys via boat, wading, and land to perform field measurements and collect ambient water samples. 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 will assist with IEC’s inspections program related to municipal discharges, industrial discharges, pump stations, and dry-weather CSO and MS4 discharges and with the IEC’s citizen science program. The intern will also assist with the preparation of and organization of documents and materials related to IEC’s projects for dissemination to stakeholders and the public. The position will require 37.5 hours per week. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2017 with an estimated end date of September 30, 2017 and a possible extension to a full-time position. Interviews will take place in early April 2017.
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 March 24, 2017 as indicated at the top of the page. Please reference position number 17-IEC-001 in the e-mail subject line.
Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards
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 2017 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 invasive species information. Some steward candidates with comfort and experience will be trained to conduct vessel 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 begin the week of May 15th and a training in Paul Smiths College Adirondack Watershed Institute will be held the week of May 22nd.
The successful candidate will be well organized and have excellent communication skills, experience speaking with the public, demonstrated data collection and recording using a mobile tablet, familiarity with invasive species, and field work experience. Candidates will be comfortable working in the field and have the physical capability to inspect trailered vessels. 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 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 10, 2017 as indicated above. In the email subject line, please reference position #17-LCBP-002.