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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.

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 June 30th, 2022 at 05:53 pm


Connecticut

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Maine

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Massachusetts

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New Hampshire

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New York

Environmental Analyst – Stream Monitoring and Assessment

Albany, NY

NEIWPCC and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) are seeking a full-time Environmental Analyst to provide technical assistance and program support for the Stream Monitoring and Assessment Section (SMAS), Division of Water, Bureau of Water Assessment and Management at NYSDEC as part of the Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2).

The primary goal of Source Water Protection in New York State is to develop and implement source water protection measures for public water systems throughout the state. NEIWPCC and NYSDEC are seeking an organized and detail-oriented Environmental Analyst to assist in the water quality monitoring and assessment of source waters in NYS streams and rivers. This will include assisting in the monitoring and assessment of priority waterbodies, implemented through the DOW SMAS Rotating Integrated Basin Studies (RIBS) program. This position will also support all elements of the work of SMAS programs which includes but is not limited to: biological monitoring of streams and rivers, collection of field observation and water chemistry data, laboratory sample processing, database development, database maintenance, data analysis, and reporting. The work will have a strong emphasis on attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental biology, environmental science, or related field. Experience using statistical computing software (R), working with water quality data, analysis, and reporting are an advantage, but not required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Access) as well as clear communication and public speaking skills preferred.

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 Monday, July 18, 2022. Accepting applications until the position is filled. Please reference #22-NYS-SW-DEC-004 in the email subject line.

This full-time position is based in the NYSDEC office, located at 625 Broadway, Albany, NY. 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.

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Environmental Engineer – Permit Writer

Albany, NY

NEIWPCC and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) are seeking a full-time Environmental Engineer to provide technical expertise and program support for the Bureau of Water Permits as part of the Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2).

The primary goal of Source Water Protection in New York State is to develop and implement source water protection measures for public water systems throughout the state. The incumbent will be expected to apply knowledge of the Clean Water Act and State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit program in developing individual SPDES permits. The successful candidate will assist with (or be trained to assist with) SPDES permit development, reviewing engineering reports, conducting water quality and effluent evaluations at wastewater treatment facilities, and potentially other duties as assigned. The incumbent will also assist with internal DWSP2 coordination to ensure the Department’s permitting and other processes include source water protection components. Infrequent field work or overnight travel may be necessary. The position is located in Albany, NY.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in engineering, engineering technology, environmental sciences with a recognized concentration in engineering, or a related field. Preferred experiences and competencies include: an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate, or interest in pursuing this certification; excellent verbal and written communication skills; computer proficiency in database development and maintenance, including geographic information systems and water quality modeling; ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team, all while staying organized and maintaining accurate records.

This full-time position is based in the NYSDEC office, located at 625 Broadway, Albany, NY. 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.

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 Monday, July 18, 2022. Accepting applications until the position is filled. Please reference #22-NYS-SW-DEC-003 in the email subject line.

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Environmental Analyst – Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan

Stony Brook, NY

NEIWPCC, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and the Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) are seeking a full-time Environmental Analyst to assist with program coordination, administration, and short and long-term planning for the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP).

LINAP is a multiyear initiative to reduce nitrogen in Long Island’s surface and ground waters through technical, management, regulatory and policy action. This position will assist with the continued development and implementation of initiatives and partnerships prioritized by the NYSDEC to support the implementation of LINAP. Duties will include facilitating collaboration and meeting coordination with stakeholders, performing agricultural outreach initiatives, and maintaining the LINAP Project Tracking Database.

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in a field related to science, engineering or natural resources, with a broad knowledge of the technical aspects and policy components needed for holistic watershed management. Preferred experience and competencies include: knowledge of agricultural best management practices related to the use of nutrients, working knowledge of biological, chemical, and physical water quality indicators, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to see connections and think creatively about connections between various programs.

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 July 4, 2022. Accepting applications until the position is filled. Please reference #22-NYS-LIRPC-DEC-002 in the email subject line.

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Rhode Island

There are no current openings in Rhode Island. Please check back soon.

Vermont

Environmental Analyst – Aquatic Organism Passage Restoration Specialist

Grand Isle, Vermont

NEIWPCC and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) are seeking a full-time Environmental Analyst to join our collaborative team as the Aquatic Organism Passage Restoration Specialist.

This specialist will lead AOP restoration work at LCBP and coordinate with a broad array of stakeholders and watershed partners to further the goal of improved habitat connectivity and water quality throughout the Lake Champlain Basin. The three focus areas of this position are:

  • improve coordination on AOP restoration and landscape-scale aquatic habitat conservation by working with federal, state, and local government agencies and non-governmental stakeholders, leading and participating in AOP-focused workgroups;
  • directly improve native species habitat and water quality by coordinating AOP restoration grant programs and independently developing high-priority AOP restoration projects; and
  • inform stakeholders, dam owners, and the public by conducting outreach and education on the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of AOP restoration.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in environmental science, natural science, earth science, fisheries, geomorphology, engineering, biology, chemistry, or a related field. Candidates who have taken a less traditional path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

Must have knowledge of and experience with aquatic organism habitat, passage, and ecology, and excellent communication skills. Knowledge of AOP-related issues and challenges in the northeast United States helpful.

This position is unique in that resources are currently available to immediately and intensively begin work on AOP restoration projects. LCBP and NEIWPCC anticipate support for this position for approximately 5 years.
This full-time position is based in the Lake Champlain Basin program office, located at 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT. However, duties will be performed largely as outdoor field assignments or in community group meetings and will require travel to various locations in New York and Vermont, for which a private means of transportation will be required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Occasional weekend work may be required. Travel to Quebec may be requested, for which a private means of transportation and a valid passport or smart-license will be required. 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.

NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by July 20, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled. Please reference #22-LCBP-004 in the email subject line. Interviews tentatively scheduled in Grand Isle, Vermont in August.

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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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