NEIWPCC is seeking an Environmental Analyst to support the implementation of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act in Rhode Island, which assists local and tribal educational agencies with voluntary testing for lead contamination in drinking water at schools and child care facilities.
What You’ll Do
As a NEIWPCC Environmental Analyst, you will manage and oversee the day-to-day objectives of the Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program. You will develop, produce, and implement policies and guidance for Rhode Island’s WIIN Act grant activities; develop needed contracts to fulfill the objectives of the grant; manage contract deliverables and respond to inquiries from grant partners; develop a sampling protocol with grant partners; develop communication plans in accordance with policies; track outputs; and determine effectiveness of training, outreach and communication tools.
What You Bring / 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 science, chemistry, public health or related field. Direct experience managing or working on large research projects that involve sampling/testing at multiple site locations and experience working collaboratively with various types of stakeholders is desired. Knowledge of drinking water regulations and health effects related to Lead in drinking water is preferred. 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.
This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 7.5 hours per day Monday to Friday and is based in the Rhode Island Department of Health office located in Providence, RI. Evening and weekend work may be required. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting and will require travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation are 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.
NEIWPCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees. NEIWPCC pays 75% of premiums for health/dental/vision coverage, contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans, provides 15 paid vacation days per fiscal year in addition to paid state holidays and paid volunteer leave, 15 paid sick days, and offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support. NEIWPCC is a qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.
Anticipated annual salary range is $50,000 to $72,000.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to email@example.com by September 10, 2023. Please reference #23-RIDOH-001 in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled.
A full position description and benefits listing may be viewed at: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/careers.
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. Our mission is to advance clean water in the Northeast through collaboration with, and service to, our member states.
NEIWPCC’s Diversity Commitment
NEIWPCC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. 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. Read more about NEIWPCC’s commitment to diversity here: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/.