Environmental Analyst – SWAP Hydrogeologist

  • NEIWPCC
  • Albany, NY, USA
  • Aug 13, 2021
Full time Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Protection Geoscience-Hydrogeology Water Quality

Job Description

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 the regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise.

The primary goal of the next generation of Source Water Protection in New York State is to develop and implement source water protection measures for public water systems throughout the State. Source water protection strategies are most effective when implemented at the local community level. As such, NEIWPCC professionals will team with staff from NYSDOH.

NEIWPCC is hiring an Environmental Analyst to implement various source water and drinking water assessment, protection, sampling and treatment programs, including support to public water systems and local municipalities for developing new and updating existing Source Water Assessment and Protection Plans (SWAPPs). The incumbent will coordinate directly with regional NEIWPCC staff based in the four NYSDOH Regional Offices (Metropolitan, Capital, Central and Western) on these matters. The incumbent may also provide technical assistance to water suppliers, regional environmental health staff, and local health department staff on source water protection strategy implementation and water sample collection and analytical testing for physical, biological, radiological and chemical contaminants.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position would assist with the following:

  • Conduct, or oversee the conduct of, 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, or other compliance and regulatory issues.
  • Develop source water protection plans, update SWAPs, collect, or oversee the collection of, environmental samples for analysis, and summarize, evaluate, and present environmental information and data.
  • Work as a team with other NEIWPCC and NYSDOH staff but conduct outreach and engage with local stakeholders individually to complete source water protection plans.
  • Collect and use local data to construct and execute groundwater flow models and use output data from models to help communities make informed decisions about their drinking water sources.
  • Translate model outputs (e.g. groundwater discharge, groundwater levels, and simulated water budgets).
  • Develop written materials to provide guidance and training for local municipalities, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and local health departments (LHDs) on source water protection strategies and implementation.
  • Provide support for associated programs by implementing procedures and performing sampling and testing to ensure compliance.
  • Develop concise and coherent multi-media documents for communicating program activities and accomplishments (both internal to NYSDOH and external to other agencies, interested parties, and the public).
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor's degree in environmental engineering, earth science, geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, mathematics/statistics.
  • 3+ years of full-time, or equivalent part time, technical or professional experience in the fields referenced above or related field, of which at least one year must have been in a professional capacity.
  • Knowledge and understanding of state and federal environmental regulations
  • Knowledge of Safe Drinking Water Act and SWAP programs
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A valid driver's license and access to own transportation

NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. If interested, we welcome you to send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to us at jobs@neiwpcc.org by September 6, 2021. Please reference #21-NYS-SW-DOH-001 in the email subject line.

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. This policy refers to all personnel practices including employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, disciplining, terminating and all other conditions.

Job Level

Entry-level, Mid-level

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO