Make a difference by working to advance clean and sustainable water in the Northeast.

Our talented employees work with key decision makers at the local, state, and federal levels. They oversee scientific studies, conduct field research, produce newsletters and other outreach materials, lead training programs and organize various conferences focused on clean water.

What We Offer

NEIWPCC offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package for eligible employees: comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, general life and disability insurance, retirement account options with employer contributions, flexible work schedules, tuition reimbursement, and a generous amount of paid annual leave.

We are dedicated to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the professional development of our employees to increase their skills, abilities, and work experiences, and encourage opportunities for career advancement.

NEIWPCC also has outstanding part-time, internship and seasonal opportunities for students, recent graduates and interested candidates, all of which are paid opportunities.

How To Apply

To apply, submit your cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to jobs@neiwpcc.org. Shortly after submission, you will receive confirmation of receipt of your application. 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.

If you’d like to be notified whenever we post new positions, please sign up for our Job Seekers newsletter.

NEIWPCC is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, physical and mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, age, political or union affiliation, pregnancy or related medical conditions, military service or application for military service, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill bona fide job requirements.

NEIWPCC participates in E-Verify.

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Current Openings

Connecticut

Communications Intern – Long Island Sound Study (Seasonal/Internship)

Stamford, CT

Spend your summer providing writing and publishing assistance with the goal of increasing public engagement around Long Island Sound environmental initiatives and coastal water concerns.

In this internship, you’ll assist NEIWPCC with the implementation of the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) Communications, Outreach and Engagement (COE) Plan by:

  • Writing articles and featuring Long Island Sound Futures Fund projects in Connecticut and New York.
  • Contributing to LISS’s various online communications channels, assisting with the Living Shoreline Projects interactive map and webpages, and performing web updates.
  • Supporting the development of public engagement content, participating in occasional site visits to conduct research and capture photo or video, and providing additional programmatic communications support.

The successful candidate will be a skilled writer who is excited about communicating how science and management can help sustain and protect the urban waterway from emerging threats. The candidate will have at least two years of college coursework in communications or journalism. A background in environmental or marine science or policy is preferred. The candidate will be able to work independently and as a team. The ability to shoot and edit photos and videos is desired (equipment would be provided but it is preferred that the intern have access to their own photo and video editing software). Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

The anticipated hourly pay range for this internship is $17-19, dependent on experience. This seasonal position is based in the EPA Long Island Sound Office in Stamford, CT 06904. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting, but with a need for travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation is required. Access to a laptop and reliable internet access is required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and journalistic writing samples to jobs@neiwpcc.org by March 24, 2024. Please reference #24-LISS-003 in the email subject line. Additional information about LISS can be found on www.longislandsoundstudy.net.

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Maine

There are no current openings in Maine. Please check back soon.

Massachusetts

Lowell, MA

We’re looking for a passionate environmental analyst to join our team of dedicated and resourceful water experts. As a part of the Wastewater & Onsite Programs Division, you will work collaboratively with internal and external partners to support NEIWPCC’s clean water priorities in the Northeast. In this role, you will provide training team support by:

  • Assisting with in-person and virtual courses.
  • Collaborating on the development of self-paced training curriculum.
  • Coordinating the regular training schedule and providing instructors technical assistance.
  • Monitoring training effectiveness to continuously improve course topics and materials.

What We Are Looking For

The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree in civil or environmental engineering, environmental science, public health, biology, chemistry, or a related field, and at least three to five years of related full-time professional experience.
  • A Massachusetts Grade 2M wastewater license, or ability to obtain such license within 18 months of hire.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with proofreading and editing capability.
  • With minimal instruction or guidance, proficiency in Microsoft Access, SharePoint, and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • The ability to build collaborative relationships, flexibility to work with shifting priorities, and a willingness to learn new tools and systems.

What We Offer

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $60,000 to $75,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave per year.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

Position Logistics

This full-time position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based out of NEIWPCC’s Headquarters office in Lowell, MA. Duties will be performed in an office setting with occasional travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation are required. After six months, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, subject to approval and program needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 28, 2024. Please reference #24-Lowell-007 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Staff Attorney and Program Manager (Full-Time or Part-Time)

Lowell, MA

NEIWPCC is seeking a collaborative, thoughtful, and dedicated Attorney to join our established interstate water organization. This position would provide legal expertise on policy matters of significant importance, as well as independent advice and recommendations on a wide range of topics. Duties include:

  • Coordinating legal activities in collaboration with NEIWPCC’s leadership team and state partners.
  • Supervising the activities of our dedicated contracts management staff, reviewing draft contracts, and assisting staff with contract negotiations.
  • Oversee the activities of our wastewater infrastructure program and anticipated East of Hudson program by supervising staff located in partner offices, reviewing bid documents and related construction contracts, and managing budgetary processes.

Preferred Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality, and:

  • A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, and admission to the Massachusetts Bar and be in good standing. Admission to the New York Bar is a plus. Consideration will be given to candidates able to pass the Massachusetts Bar and be in good standing within 6-months of hire.
  • 5 years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of environmental law, construction law, and/or contracts law. Exceptional candidates with less experience and a dedication to learn are encouraged to apply.
  • Supervisory, leadership, budget preparation, grant writing, and contract management experience.

What We Offer
The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $75,000 to $90,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

Position Logistics
This full-time position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based out of NEIWPCC’s Lowell, MA headquarters office. A part-time schedule may be considered. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting, but with a need for regional and national travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation is required. After six months of employment, this position may be eligible for a partial telework schedule for office-based duties. COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply
Submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 28, 2024. Please reference #24-Lowell-006 in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Lowell, MA

Who We Are

NEIWPCC is a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. We engage and convene water quality professionals and other interested parties from New England and New York to collaborate on water, wastewater, and environmental science challenges across shared regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise.

How You Can Help

We’re looking for a detail-oriented contracts management specialist to join our team of dedicated and resourceful experts coordinating agreements that fund environmental projects throughout our region. As a part of the contracts team, you will work collaboratively with internal and external partners by:

  • Providing administrative support through subaward drafting, contract procurement, and closeout processes.
  • Performing data entry, tracking contractor deliverables and monitor project statuses, and developing forms and presentations.
  • Analyzing insurance documents for compliance with specifications, processing contract packages and invoices, and creating charts and reports.

What We Are Looking For

The successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business management or related field, and at least three years of related full-time professional experience.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with proofreading and editing capability.
  • With minimal instruction or guidance, proficiency in Microsoft Access, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • The ability to build collaborative relationships, flexibility to work with shifting priorities, and a willingness to learn new tools and systems.

What We Offer

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $55,000 to $70,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave per year.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

Position Logistics

This full-time position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based out of NEIWPCC’s Headquarters office in Lowell, MA. Duties will be performed in an office setting with occasional travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation are required. After six months, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, subject to approval and program needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by March 24, 2024. Please reference #24-Lowell-005 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Lowell, or Lawrence and North Andover, MA

Gain valuable experience with program implementation, youth mentorship and environmental education this summer with NEIWPCC! We’re seeking two summer interns to serve as coordinators for the Youth and the Environment Program (YEP), which aims to increase environmental awareness and introduce young people to occupations in the water and wastewater industries.

In this role, you will:

  • Supervise and act as a mentor to youths in the program and coordinate work activities alongside wastewater industry professionals.
  • Develop curriculum and lesson plans, organize field trips for environmental programming, and assist with the development of program reports for agency submission.
  • Assist with a variety of projects and activities, including drafting literature, designing social media content, and updating training guides.

Successful candidates will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality, and:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to equality and inclusion, and the ability to respectfully engaging with a diverse team of collaborators.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and PowerPoint.
  • Completed at least two years of college coursework with a major in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related field, or be a recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Some understanding of the Spanish language is preferred.

This is a seasonal NEIWPCC internship based out of NEIWPCC’s Headquarters office in Lowell, MA. This position requires frequent day trips throughout either Lowell or Lawrence and North Andover, for which a valid driver’s license and access to own transportation is required. This position is not eligible for telework. The position is expected to begin in June and extend through August and would be expected to work 30 hours per week, with some flexibility. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. The anticipated hourly payrate for this position is $16.25.

To Apply, submit a cover letter and resume by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by March 8, 2024. Please reference #24-Lowell-004 in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the positions are filled.

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Water Quality and Business Operations Intern (Seasonal/Internship)

Lowell, MA

Join NEIWPCC this summer and support clean water initiatives throughout the region! We’re seeking an intern who’s got an eye for detail to perform various administrative tasks that support our headquarters staff and promote positive environmental change. You will:

  • Assist with a garden rewards program by tracking submissions and updating funds.
  • Support water quality webinars and success stories projects, and conduct research for future topics.
  • Contribute to in-office and external events by preparing materials and coordinating logistics.
  • Perform various office support tasks, sorting and sending mail, data entry, record keeping, organizing common office areas, and formatting digital files in Microsoft Suite.

The successful candidate will be passionate about environmental programs and will have at least two years of college completed with a major in environmental science, biology, natural science, or related field. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is needed. Good leadership, communication, coordination, and organizational skills are highly valued. Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

The anticipated hourly pay range for this internship is $15-$19, dependent on experience. This role is based out of NEIWPCC’s Headquarters office in Lowell, MA, and is not eligible for telework. The intern will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week, beginning in early June and to extending through August, with the potential to stay on beyond September. A valid driver’s license and access to personal transportation is required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by March 10, 2024. Please reference #24-Lowell-003 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled.

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New Hampshire

There are no current openings in New Hampshire. Please check back soon.

New York

Staatsburg, NY

Join the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HRNERR), one of 30 reserves established in the US to promote informed management of the Nation’s estuaries and coastal habitats. NEIWPCC is seeking a stewardship assistant to join our collaborative team and assist the Reserve’s Stewardship Program in assessing, protecting, managing, and restoring Hudson River Estuary habitats, including shorelines, tidal wetlands, and submerged aquatic vegetation beds.

What you will do:

  • Implementation, monitoring, and adaptative management of habitat restoration and enhancement projects.
  • Support water quality, sediment, vegetation, fish, and wildlife monitoring in tidal wetland, shoreline, and shallow water habitats, as well as Invasive species monitoring and management.
  • Assessment and mapping of reserve habitats and natural resources.
  • Data entry and analysis, content development, reserve website updates, and volunteer outreach.

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in environmental science, ecology, biology, botany, natural resources management, or a related field with at least one year of experience.
  • Interest in responsible management of upland and coastal resources and applying the best available science to maintain and restore healthy, productive, and resilient ecosystems.
  • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally.
  • Experience with using GPS and maps, QGIS and/or ArcGIS software, and Microsoft Office.

Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent. 

What We Offer:

The anticipated annual salary will start at $50,000 – $55,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave per year.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

Position Logistics:

This full-time position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based out of Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg, NY. Duties will be performed in office and field settings with frequent day trips, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation are required. The ability to physically navigate natural and aquatic environments and lift up to 50lbs would be required. After six months, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, subject to approval and program needs. Evening and weekend work may be required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 21, 2024. Please reference #24-HRNERR-003 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Wastewater Infrastructure Project Manager or Environmental Engineer (Full-Time)

Kingston, NY

Help protect the natural environment and public health for the communities of New York by joining NEIWPCC as a full-time Wastewater Infrastructure Project Manager or Environmental Engineer and manage the assessment, replacement, and maintenance of wastewater treatment infrastructure in the New York City water supply watershed.

What You’ll Do
As a NEIWPCC Project Manager or Environmental Engineer, you will:

  • Perform site inspections, meet with wastewater treatment plant owners, review contract documents, evaluate scopes of work for eligible projects, and coordinate with compliance staff of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
  • Be responsible for preparing and reviewing internal and external progress reports pursuant to New York City and State requirements.
  • Be responsible for computer-based tracking and monitoring of program accomplishments, contract budgets, project coordination, payments, and related documentation.

What We Are Looking For
The successful candidate will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality. We are seeking candidates with:

  • Either 5-10 years of wastewater facility operations and maintenance experience, or candidates with two years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree in environmental or civil engineering.
  • Understanding of National and/or State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES/SPDES) permit program inspection processes and the operation of wastewater treatment utilities and facility reconstruction.
  • Experience with or knowledge of tertiary wastewater treatment processes.
  • Excellent computer skills (including word processing, spreadsheets and databases), effective verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to perform basic statistical analysis.
  • The possession of a current wastewater treatment operator’s license for the state of New York, or a professional engineer’s license and current registration from a State or Territory of the United States is a plus.

Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

Position Logistics
This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based in the New York City Department of Environmental Protection office in Kingston, NY. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting with occasional travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation are required. After six months, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, subject to approval and program needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

What We Offer
The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $70,000 to $93,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave per fiscal year.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

To Apply
Submit your cover letter and resume by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org. Please reference #24-NYC-CRP-DEP-001 in the email subject line. Reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Program Manager – Drinking Water Source Protection Program (Full-Time)

Albany, NY

We are seeking a dedicated program manager to join our collaborative team supporting the Drinking Water Source Protection Program in New York. This individual will work with internal and external partners to develop and coordinate the implementation of source water protection plans throughout the state. Duties will include:

  • Supervising staff across the state who are charged with developing source water protection plans in cooperation with stakeholders and municipalities.
  • Facilitating program collaboration between multiple state, regional, and local entities, as well as the regulatory community and the general public.
  • Conducting or overseeing investigations on matters such as source water assessment and protection, water storage, treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and discharge, point-source and non-point source pollution, permitting, compliance, and regulatory issues.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality. Ideally the candidate will have:

  • A master’s degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, or related science, health, or policy degree.
  • Seven years of related technical or professional experience, including supervisory or managerial experience.
  • Experience collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders in implementing environmental programs.
  • Knowledge and experience with the development and implementation of source water protection plans, with a working knowledge of groundwater and surface water hydrology.
  • Knowledge and understanding of state and federal regulations and Safe Drinking Water Act.

Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

What We Offer

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $75,000 to $90,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

Position Logistics

This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based in the New York State Department of Health office located in Albany, NY. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting with occasional travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation are required. After six months, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, subject to approval and program needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 14, 2024. Please reference #24-NYS-SW-DOH-002 in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Real Property Coordinator – Long Island Conservation (Full-Time)

Stony Brook, NY

Utilize your Real Estate experience to assist NEIWPCC and the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) with the goal of conserving 3,000 acres of land in New York State by 2035!

We’re searching for a Real Property Coordinator to join our team and provide necessary support in the acquisition of land in the Long Island Sound watershed to restore and protect clean water and thriving wildlife habitats. In this position, you will:

  • Assist with applications for proposed land acquisition projects.
  • Perform and/or review property inspections, appraisals, field inspections, surveys and title searches.
  • Negotiate with sellers, respond to inquiries, and attend meetings with landowners and stakeholders.
  • Monitor project progress, maintain files and databases, and utilize GIS maps for analysis.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, finance, or related field.
  • Real Estate experience in two or more of the following areas: appraisal review, title research, clearance and/or closings, negotiation, contract drafting, field inspections, mapping, and land surveying.
  • Knowledge of or strong interest in environmental issues and land conservation.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to use and master ArcGIS and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders with different interests and backgrounds.

This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based in Stony Brook, NY. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting with travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation is required. After six months, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, subject to approval and program needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $60,000 to $75,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave per year.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

To Apply, submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 7, 2024. Please reference #24-LISS-005 in the email subject line.

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Kings Park, NY

NEIWPCC’s mission is to advance clean water in the Northeast through collaboration with, and service to, our member states. We’re looking for a Habitat Restoration Coordinator to join our team and utilize their stewardship skills to support the Long Island Sound Study’s efforts to restore and protect the Sound’s thriving habitats and abundant wildlife.

In this position, you will:

  • Collaborate with partners and assist with outreach and education for citizen projects.
  • Prepare proposals and evaluate project applications for habitat assessment, monitoring, stewardship, restoration, and research funding.
  • Develop project workplans that are compatible with state regulations, and track land acquisitions and habitat restoration projects.
  • Assist with coordinating the LISS Habitat Restoration & Stewardship work group (HRSWG).
  • Manage databases and utilize GIS tools to analyze environmental information.

The successful candidate will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality, and a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, or related field. Demonstrated proficiency in marine ecology, fisheries management, aquatic and terrestrial biology, and the ability to use and master ArcGIS is needed.

This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based in Kings Park, NY. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting with occasional travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation is required. After six months, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, subject to approval and program needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $60,000 to $75,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave per year.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

To Apply, submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 7, 2024. Please reference #24-LISS-004 in the email subject line.

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Hudson River Research & Monitoring Seasonal Intern (Seasonal/Internship)

Staatsburg, NY

Seeking a dynamic seasonal intern to assist with research and monitoring initiatives on the Hudson River during the summer of 2024. This intern will work alongside the research team in the field and laboratory while building a valuable early-career environmental skillset.

This intern will assist in conducting long-term research and monitoring on Estuary habitats, including freshwater tidal emergent marshes and beds of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). The intern will:

  • Provide support with calibration, deployment, and maintenance of data loggers.
  • Collection of water samples and field data.
  • Support wet chemistry procedures in the lab, including vacuum filtration, sample preparation, chemical analysis, and preparation of standards, chemicals, and reagents.

For all tasks, ample training will be provided. The successful candidate will be familiar with water quality sampling and analytical procedures, with an ability to carefully follow rigorous protocols and a focus on safety. The ability to physically navigate natural and aquatic environments and lift up to 50lbs would be required. Experience operating off-road vehicles and small watercraft will be beneficial. Highly motivated individuals with knowledge of biological, chemical, and physical water quality indicators are encouraged to apply.

The anticipated hourly payrate is $19. This internship supports the 2024 field season, with a start date no earlier than April 1, 2024, and an end date no later than December 29, 2024, and is based out of Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg, NY. Duties will be performed in office, lab and field settings. A driver’s license and access to own transportation are required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by March 17, 2024. Please reference #24-HRNERR-002 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Environmental Analyst – Long Island Bioextraction (Full-Time)

Kings Park, NY

Seeking a dedicated Environmental Analyst to lead the coordination of bioextraction initiatives aimed at improving water quality and revitalizing natural habitats within the Long Island Sound. This individual will:

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • A master’s degree in the natural sciences (marine biology, biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, or related field), at least seven years of related professional or technical experience, and demonstrated proficiency in marine ecology, fisheries management, aquatic and terrestrial biology, and GIS analysis.
  • Knowledge of project management, budget oversight and grant management.
  • Experience working cooperatively with a broad range of stakeholders in planning and implementing water quality protection programs, and the ability to facilitate and present at large group meetings to a variety of audiences.

Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

Logistics

This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based in Kings Park, NY. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting with occasional field work in variable weather and outdoor settings. Position will require some travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation is required. After six months, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, subject to approval and program needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Pay & Benefits

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $75,000 to $90,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave per year.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by March 17, 2024. Please reference #24-LISS-002 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Warrensburg, NY

Dive into a dynamic role combating aquatic invasive species! As an outreach champion, you’ll inspire communities, raise awareness, and drive positive change by empowering others to become stewards of our precious aquatic environments. If you’re passionate about conservation, this is your chance to create a ripple effect of positive impact in the Lake Champlain basin.

You will:

  • Proactively engage with and build relationships with community groups, demonstrating assertiveness and effective communication to foster collaboration and support for our initiatives.
  • Conduct outreach to anglers, businesses, and communities along the Lake Champlain Canal corridor in New York to increase awareness of aquatic invasive species (AIS) impacts and methods to reduce unintentional spread.
  • Organize and execute technical workshops and trainings on AIS issues, and coordinate and attend meetings with partners and stakeholders on AIS-related topics.
  • Assist with local coordination of activities for an AIS spread prevention solution project, including environmental monitoring, data collection, spread prevention and rapid response activities.

What We Are Looking For

The successful candidate will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality in the Lake Champlain basin. We are seeking candidates with:

  • A master’s degree in environmental science, public health, biology, communications, public relations, or related field and at least five years of related professional or technical experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with aquatic invasive species and aquatic ecology.
  • Experience with or an interest in technical data communication, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within diverse groups with varying knowledge and priorities.
  • Knowledge of or experience with Lake Champlain Basin resource issues and understanding of federal and New York State environmental laws and regulations is a plus.

Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

What We Offer

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $55,000 to $70,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave per year.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

To Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by February 28, 2024. Please reference #24-LCBP-003 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled.

Position Logistics

This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation office in Warrensburg, NY. Duties will be performed largely as outdoor field assignments or community group meetings and will require travel to locations in New York, Vermont and Quebec, for which a private means of transportation will be required. Must possess and maintain a valid New York State driver’s license as well as a valid passport or smart license. After six months, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, subject to approval and program needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

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Albany, NY

NEIWPCC is seeking a full-time Environmental Analyst to collaborate with municipal stakeholders and community leaders to develop and implement plans to protect drinking water sources throughout the Capital Region of New York state.

What You’ll Do

As a NEIWPCC Environmental Analyst and an essential member of the Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2), you will:

  • Work with municipal leaders, water operators, consultants, local health departments and other community stakeholders to develop DWSP2 plans and provide technical assistance during plan implementation.
  • Collect, analyze, and maintain environmental data to inform recommendations and prepare technical documentation for a variety of stakeholders and for external outreach.
  • Utilize GIS to create community maps and will be a resource to for questions related to sources of drinking water and locations of possible contamination.
  • Assist with other tasks related to water supply protection, such as water quality sampling, database management, data analysis, performing sanitary surveys or capacity assessments for public water systems.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality. Ideally the candidate will have:

  • A degree in environmental sciences or related field
  • Knowledge of and experience with aspects of drinking water quality programs, state/federal regulations, watershed management
  • Experience collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders in implementing environmental programs.
  • Competence in statistical analysis of large data sets and competence in GIS highly valued.

Logistics

This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based in the New York State Department of Health office located in Albany, NY. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting with occasional travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation is required. After six months of employment, this position may be eligible for a partial telework schedule for office-based duties, subject to approval and determined by program and office needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

What We Offer

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $55,000 to $70,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by January 14, 2024. Please reference #24-NYS-SW-DOH-001 in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Launch Stewards (Seasonal/Internship)

Select boat launches around Lake Champlain, NY and VT

Spend your summer by the lake! Join the efforts of NEIWPCC and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) to prevent the spread of harmful and destructive invasive species, working to ensure a healthy and clean environment for wildlife and recreationalists. We are seeking multiple seasonal boat launch stewards to deliver interpretive invasive species spread prevention messages to boaters on Lake Champlain during the summer of 2024 and to inspect and decontaminate watercraft as appropriate.

As a boat launch steward, you will be trained to:

  • Greet visitors to Lake Champlain and familiarize the public with aquatic invasive species information.
  • Record lake-user information on mobile tablets.
  • Collect and identify aquatic organisms.
  • Inspect watercraft, trailers, and recreational equipment for aquatic organisms.
  • Conduct hot water high pressure decontaminations as needed.

Successful candidates will be organized, have excellent public communication skills, have experience with data collection, and have familiarity with invasive species. Candidates must be comfortable working in outdoor settings in various weather conditions and have the physical capability to inspect watercraft. Basic familiarity with boaters, anglers, and recreational equipment will be useful. Experience with small engine maintenance and repair is a plus. A valid driver’s license and private means of transportation are required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Stewards will work approximately 40-hours per week, Thursday through Monday, at select boat launches around Lake Champlain from mid-May to Labor Day weekend, with the option to extend through mid-October. Weekends and holidays are required. Time off by prior arrangement can be accommodated. The anticipated hourly payrate for this position is $19.00.

To Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org; please reference #24-LCBP-001 in the email subject line. Application review will begin on February 1, 2024, and will continue on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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Rhode Island

Seasonal Invasive Species Intern (Seasonal/Internship)

Providence, RI

Seeking a seasonal intern to assist with invasive species prevention activities during the summer of 2024. This is a great opportunity to learn how to coordinate and engage volunteers around solving environmental challenges in Rhode Island.

What You’ll Do

As an intern for NEIWPCC, you’ll work alongside full-time staff to assist with the implementation of a community-based habitat restoration project focused on the removal of water chestnut in the Blackstone and Ten Mile Watersheds. You will:

  • Coordinate water chestnut pulling events by recruiting and training volunteers, tracking volunteer data, and maintaining materials and supplies.
  • Produce informational materials and develop social media posts for the project, and act as a liaison between state and municipal partners.
  • Assist with permitting requirements.

What You Bring

The successful candidate will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality. Ideally the candidate will be a high school graduate with 1-2 years of college education in biology, environmental science, chemistry, or related natural science field. Experience coordinating volunteers and working with diverse communities, as well as excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills are needed. Experience with canoeing, kayaking, or light watercraft is desirable. Some understanding of Spanish preferable. Candidates must be comfortable working outdoors, able to swim, and physically capable of lifting 50 lbs. Applicants with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

Logistics

The anticipated hourly payrate for this position starts at $18.25. This is a seasonal NEIWPCC internship based out of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management office located in Providence, RI. Duties will be performed in office and outdoor field settings, with need for local and regional travel to participate in related meetings and events in a variety of outdoor conditions. This intern will be expected to work 35 hours per week, with some flexibility. This internship is anticipated to begin late May or early June and will extend into August. Occasional weekend and evening work is anticipated to oversee events in June and July. This position is not eligible for telework. A valid driver’s license and access to own transportation is required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 7, 2024. Please reference #24-RIDEM-001 in the email subject line.

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Vermont

Burlington and Grand Isle, Vermont

Are you passionate about educating others on environmental issues, such as the protection of our region’s lakes? NEIWPCC is seeking a creative and enthusiastic information officer to be responsible for the daily operations of the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) Resource Room located in the ECHO, Leahy Center in Burlington, VT.

You will:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the LCBP Resource Room including supervising and scheduling staff and volunteers to cover all shifts. 
  • Coordinate, evaluate, and oversee Resource Room program activities as well as develop and implement new education and outreach programs.
  • Present and discuss a variety of watershed concerns with the public and provide resources for getting involved or changing behavior to benefit the watershed.
  • Prepare and update exhibits and develop outreach materials.

What We Are Looking For

The successful candidate will be reliable, punctual, and have solid attention to detail. We are seeking candidates with:

  • A bachelor’s degree in environmental education or interpretation, environmental science, natural resources, natural resource policy or a related field.
  • At least three years of technical and professional experience with effective leadership and management skills.
  • Experience educating and presenting information to the public, with excellent communication skills and the ability to actively listen and respond respectfully to different perspectives.
  • Knowledge of or experience with Lake Champlain watershed resource issues.

Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

What We Offer

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $55,000 to $70,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees:

  • Pays 75% of premiums for health, dental and vision coverage.
  • Contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans.
  • Provides 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, paid holidays and volunteer leave per year.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

Position Logistics

This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 8 hours per day and is based out of the Resource Room at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT as well as out of the LCBP’s office in Grand Isle, VT. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with access to own transportation. Travel to Quebec may be requested, for which a private means of transportation and a valid passport or enhanced license will be required.  This position requires the incumbent to be in the office or at the assigned work location for all assigned work hours and is not eligible for telework. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 21, 2024. Please reference #24-LCBP-005 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Lake Champlain Education and Outreach Steward (Seasonal/Internship)

Grand Isle and Burlington, Vermont

We are seeking one or two creative and enthusiastic stewards to assist with education and outreach activities with the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) during the summer of 2024.

Stewards will:

  • Be an educational resource to children and adults within the Resource Room with the goal of helping the public better understand Lake Champlain and the opportunities for community involvement.
  • Expand outreach programming to state parks, summer camps, lake and river events, upper reaches of the watershed and downtown locations to answer questions about Lake Champlain and offer opportunities for citizen action.
  • Discuss a variety of watershed concerns with the public and provide resources for getting involved or changing behavior to benefit the watershed.

Successful candidates will be reliable, punctual, and should have solid communication skills and attention to detail. Completion of at least two years of college preferred. Coursework or demonstrated interest in Lake Champlain and watershed issues covered in LCBP’s 2021 State of the Lake report is desired. The ability to interact positively with the public at outreach events is needed.

Hourly pay range is anticipated to be $15-19, dependent on experience and qualifications. This position is based out of the LCBP’s office in Grand Isle, VT as well as the Resource Room at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT. It is expected this position will work up to 40 hours per week with flexibility and will begin in May and extend through September 2024. This position is not eligible for telework. A valid driver’s license and access to personal transportation is required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to Jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 7, 2024. Please reference #24-LCBP-004 in the email subject line.

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Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Launch Stewards (Seasonal/Internship)

Select boat launches around Lake Champlain, NY and VT

Spend your summer by the lake! Join the efforts of NEIWPCC and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) to prevent the spread of harmful and destructive invasive species, working to ensure a healthy and clean environment for wildlife and recreationalists. We are seeking multiple seasonal boat launch stewards to deliver interpretive invasive species spread prevention messages to boaters on Lake Champlain during the summer of 2024 and to inspect and decontaminate watercraft as appropriate.

As a boat launch steward, you will be trained to:

  • Greet visitors to Lake Champlain and familiarize the public with aquatic invasive species information.
  • Record lake-user information on mobile tablets.
  • Collect and identify aquatic organisms.
  • Inspect watercraft, trailers, and recreational equipment for aquatic organisms.
  • Conduct hot water high pressure decontaminations as needed.

Successful candidates will be organized, have excellent public communication skills, have experience with data collection, and have familiarity with invasive species. Candidates must be comfortable working in outdoor settings in various weather conditions and have the physical capability to inspect watercraft. Basic familiarity with boaters, anglers, and recreational equipment will be useful. Experience with small engine maintenance and repair is a plus. A valid driver’s license and private means of transportation are required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Stewards will work approximately 40-hours per week, Thursday through Monday, at select boat launches around Lake Champlain from mid-May to Labor Day weekend, with the option to extend through mid-October. Weekends and holidays are required. Time off by prior arrangement can be accommodated. The anticipated hourly payrate for this position is $19.00.

To Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org; please reference #24-LCBP-001 in the email subject line. Application review will begin on February 1, 2024, and will continue on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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NEIWPCC staff volunteer at an Earth Day clean-up event.