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Lake Champlain Basin Program
Grand Isle, VT
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking candidates for Program Director of the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP.) The right candidate will have a proven track record of leading institutional growth and a team.
The incumbent will work to protect and improve the natural and cultural resources of the Lake Champlain Basin and its bi-state and bi-national watershed through partnerships that conserve and restore natural resources, promote the use of sound science to support management decisions, enhance water quality, and promote community involvement and stewardship. The incumbent will also administer the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership whose focus is increasing knowledge and appreciation of the area’s cultural heritage, outdoor recreational opportunities, and historic landmarks. The incumbent will work with and provide leadership to the Lake Champlain Program and its operating committees, including the Lake Champlain Steering Committee, Executive Committee, Citizen Advisory Committees (VT, NY, QC), Education and Outreach Committee, Heritage Area Program Advisory Committee, and Technical Advisory Committee.
The incumbent is expected to have extensive interaction with the public and representatives of federal, state, and local governments, businesses, members of the local news media, universities and environmental and economic development organizations. The incumbent will oversee and manage LCBP operations and provide overall program leadership, coordination, administration, and planning.
Recommended qualifications are listed in the job description. The incumbent is expected to have an extensive working knowledge of planning principles and implementation techniques related to lake use and water quality protection as well as biological, chemical, and physical water quality indicators. The incumbent is also expected to have demonstrated effective leadership and business management skills, the ability to mediate disparate opinions and negotiate acceptable solutions, and program management skills.
Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample by April 29, 2016 as indicated at top of page. Please reference 16-LCPB-004 in the email subject line.