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Careers at NEIWPCC

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in the fight for clean water?

At NEIWPCC you would be part of an organization that works to protect and restore water resources 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 across New England and New York focused on clean water.

Hand-pulling water chestnuts and invasive species

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.

NEIWPCC also has outstanding part-time, internship and seasonal opportunities for students, recent graduates and interested candidates to contribute to our work in the Northeast protecting water resources and serving the public. All NEIWPCC internships and seasonal positions are paid.

We seek responsible and motivated candidates, committed to our mission to help the states preserve, protect, and advance the quality of our water resources. NEIWPCC is committed 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.

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.

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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.

Last updated on December 5th, 2022 at 10:59 am


Connecticut

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

Maine

Environmental Analyst – Rule Specialist

Augusta, ME

NEIWPCC, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (ME DHHS), and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ME CDC) are seeking a full-time Environmental Analyst to determine public water system compliance with the state and federal safe drinking water regulations.

We’re looking for an eager learner to become well-versed in drinking water rules and regulations and support compliance and enforcement efforts of the Drinking Water Program. Tasks will include:

  • Review technical documents submitted by public water systems for accuracy and completeness.
  • Review reports concerning results of water analyses and status of compliance with regulations.
  • Determine drinking water quality monitoring and treatment requirements based on laboratory results.
  • Evaluate treatment applications to ensure that proposed treatment meets minimum requirements. Determine sampling schedules based on the treatment design for inclusion in draft treatment approval letters.
  • Train colleagues in the program on various requirements and protocols associated with drinking water regulations.
  • Work with colleagues in the program on emerging contaminants issues and the development of outreach materials.

Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related field, and at least three years of related experience. We’re seeking candidates with outstanding attention to detail and an ability to communicate with internal colleagues and external public water system operators. Excellent organization skills, strong computer capabilities, robust science and math knowledge, and a dedication to protecting public health are desired.

This is a full-time, in-office position based in the Maine CDC offices, located at State House Station 11, 286 Water St, Augusta, ME 04333. After six months of employment, this position may be eligible for a partial telework schedule, subject to approval and determined by program and office needs. A valid driver’s license and access to own transportation required. COVID-19 vaccination required.

NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@neiwpcc.org by Sunday, November 13, 2022. Accepting applications until the position is filled. Please reference #23-DHHS-DWP-001 in the email subject line.

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Massachusetts

Staff Attorney (Program Manager)

Lowell, MA 

NEIWPCC is seeking collaborative, thoughtful and dedicated candidates for a full-time Staff Attorney (Program Manager) position within 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 for senior management within the agency. This position requires advanced knowledge and expertise in environmental law and the ability to provide expert and independent legal advice in both oral and written formats.

NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees, including health/dental/vision coverage, generous retirement plan contributions, tuition reimbursement and professional development support, as well as eligibility for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

Incumbent must have a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and be in good standing. At least 5 years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of environmental law, construction law, and/or contracts law. Admission to the New York Bar is a plus. Supervisory, leadership, budget preparation, grant writing, and contract management experience desired.

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.

This position is based at NEIWPCC’s Lowell, MA headquarters office. 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 November 28, 2022, by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org. Please reference #23-Lowell-005 in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Environmental Analyst – Training Specialist

Lowell, MA 

NEIWPCC is seeking a full-time Environmental Analyst to support our training program in the Division of Wastewater and Onsite Programs.

This entry-level position is great opportunity to advance your wastewater knowledge; learn virtual and in-person training and presentation skills; participate in development of new self-paced learning; network with industry professionals; and grow over the long-term into leadership within a well-respected regional organization. NEIWPCC offers tremendous potential for learning and professional growth, in a fun, flexible, and inclusive environment.

In this position, you will become an essential component in NEIWPCC’s training program, including assisting with existing virtual and in-person courses, and collaborating on development of new online self-paced training. The successful candidate will help coordinate the regular training schedule, host courses, and support trainers with technical and logistical needs; identify and solicit new instructors for emerging topics and technologies; maintain and continuously improve the library of course materials; monitor training effectiveness and feedback; and recommend improvements. The incumbent will also assist the Division Director and Program Manager with development and implementation of new self-paced wastewater curriculum, helping to establish goals, standards, and guidelines for learning content; identify gaps in existing training that can be closed by self-paced offerings; collaborate with subject matter experts and stakeholders to create courses on the Learning Management System; and roll out the new training platform to wastewater operators throughout the northeast and beyond.

The ideal candidate should hold a degree in engineering, environmental science or related field; have wastewater or similar experience; and be proficient in the full Microsoft Office suite (including Access and PowerPoint). Previous experience with Learning Management Systems is also desired. 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. COVID-19 vaccination required.

This full-time position is based in NEIWPCC’s Headquarters office, located at 650 Suffolk Street, Lowell, MA 07854. 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. 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.

NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent comprehensive benefits (e.g., generous amounts of time off, tuition reimbursement, etc.). To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by November 13, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled. Please reference #23-Lowell-004 in the email subject line.

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Human Resources Intern – Talent Acquisition Assistant

Lowell, MA 

NEIWPCC is seeking a part-time Human Resources Intern to support talent acquisition projects, as well as other employee-related initiatives. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic intern to work within an environmental non-profit’s human resources division, with the goal of supporting our staff in their work and attracting new personnel dedicated to advancing clean water in the Northeast.

The HR intern will primarily assist with NEIWPCC’s recruitment, hiring, and onboarding projects. It is the goal for this position to lead relationship building initiatives with key scientific educational institutions and refine recruitment strategies and accounts. The intern will also assist with targeted recruitment support for NEIWPCC’s major summer hiring season. This position may also provide support to other HR-related functions including training, employee engagement, and data management.

The successful candidate will have at least 2-3 years towards a bachelor’s degree in human resources, social services, business management, communications, or related field. They will also have an existing interest in environmental issues or a willingness to learn. Confidence with building relationships and presenting information in a public setting is required. Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite, video conferencing platforms, and managing online accounts and profiles is essential. Candidates with alternative qualifications will be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is apparent. COVID-19 vaccination required.

This part-time position is based in NEIWPCC’s headquarters office, located at 650 Suffolk Street, Lowell, MA 01854. Duties will be performed in an office setting, telework is not permitted. The potential to travel exists. This position is anticipated to work 15-20 hours per week, to begin late February 2023 and to extend through May 2023, with flexibility.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by November 27, 2022. Please reference #23-Lowell-003 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled.

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Director of Water Resource Protection Programs

Lowell, MA

Seeking a collaborative, thoughtful and dedicated individual to join an established interstate water organization. NEIWPCC needs an enthusiastic, committed, and experienced candidate for a full-time Division Director position. This senior leadership team member will provide expertise and guidance on Water Resource Protection programs, oversee NEIWPCC’s environmental work surrounding the Lake Champlain Basin, and the Hudson River, and assist with a variety of policy and legal topics.

Preferred qualifications include an advanced degree in environmental science, public policy, natural science, public health, earth science, biology, chemistry or a related field. Supervisory, leadership, budget preparation, grant writing, and contract management experience desired.

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.
This position is based at NEIWPCC’s Lowell, MA headquarters office. 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.

NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by November 10, 2022, by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org. Please reference #23-Lowell-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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New Hampshire

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New York

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Rhode Island

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Vermont

Information Officer – Grants Manager

Grand Isle, VT

We are seeking a full-time Information Officer to join our collaborative team as a grants manager. This position will provide administrative support to the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) Grand Isle office and will work closely with NEIWPCC staff to streamline the administration of LCBP and Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) grants.

The grants manager will track project-level reporting metrics and serve as the primary point of contact for all LCBP and CVNHP-supported grants. Responsibilities include assisting other staff with management of Request for Proposals; assisting applicants and grant recipients with all aspects of the process to ensure complete grant applications, timely submission of contract documents, and invoice processing; and providing general administrative support throughout the office under the supervision of the LCBP Office Manager.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in accounting, business or public administration, business or non-profit management, communications, environmental/natural resource management or a related field. Candidates with relevant experience or who have taken a less traditional path will be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

Must have experience working with and managing grants, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within diverse groups. Must have excellent grammatical, organizational, and interpersonal skills and a willingness to work in a team environment.

This full-time position is based in the Lake Champlain Basin program office, located at 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting, with occasional travel for which a private means of transportation will be required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Some travel may take place in Quebec, for which a valid passport or smart-license will be 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.

NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees, including health/dental/vision coverage, generous retirement plan contributions, tuition reimbursement and professional development support, as well as eligibility for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by December 16, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled. Please reference #23-LCBP-001 in the email subject line. Interviews tentatively scheduled in Grand Isle, Vermont, in mid-January.

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Who is NEIWPCC?

NEIWPCC is an organization comprised of many people with diverse backgrounds, education, experiences and ideas who come together and strive to make our vision a reality: Clean and sustainable water throughout the Northeast.

What Staff are Saying

Shelly Jenkins profile photo

“Even if I won the lottery, I’d never leave here.”
– Shelly Jenkins, NEIWPCC employee since 2003

Profile of NEIWPCC's James Plummer, hiking in the woods giving a thumbs up.

“At the end of the day, we are doing good for the environment and people.”
– James Plummer, NEIWPCC employee since 2016

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