Program Manager – Drinking Water Source Protection Program

  • Albany, NY, USA
  • Jan 15, 2024
Full time Administrator/Executive Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Protection Geoscience-Hydrogeology Green Building - Sustainable Development Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

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 are seeking a dedicated program manager to join our collaborative team supporting the Drinking Water Source Protection Program in New York working with internal and external partners during the development and implementation of source water protection measures in the state. In this role, you will:

  • Supervise staff across the state, and facilitate collaboration between multiple state, regional, and local entities, as well as the regulatory community and the general public.
  • Conduct or oversee 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.
  • Offer technical assistance, develop guidance, and provide training on source water protection strategies and implementation.

What We’re Looking For
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. 
  • Ten years of related technical or professional experience, including supervisory or managerial experience. 
  • 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.
  • Experience collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders in implementing environmental programs will be needed.

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 $78,000 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.
  • 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 by February 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. A full position description and benefits listing may be viewed at:

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:

Job Level

Mid-level, Senior-level


Nonprofit- NGO


Anticipated annual range is $78,000 to $93,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

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