Environmental Analyst – Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist

  • NEIWPCC
  • Warrensburg, NY, USA
  • Feb 02, 2024
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation Environmental Protection Environmental Science - Engineering Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Sustainability Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Dive into a dynamic role combating aquatic invasive species! As an outreach champion, you'll inspire communities, raise awareness, and drive positive change by empowering others to become stewards of our precious aquatic environments. If you're passionate about conservation, this is your chance to create a ripple effect of positive impact in the Lake Champlain basin.

You will:

  • Proactively engage with and build relationships with community groups, demonstrating assertiveness and effective communication to foster collaboration and support for our initiatives.
  • Conduct outreach to anglers, businesses, and communities along the Lake Champlain Canal corridor in New York to increase awareness of aquatic invasive species (AIS) impacts and methods to reduce unintentional spread. 
  • Organize and execute technical workshops and trainings on AIS issues, and coordinate and attend meetings with partners and stakeholders on AIS-related topics.
  • Assist with local coordination of activities for an AIS spread prevention solution project, including environmental monitoring, data collection, spread prevention and rapid response activities.

What We Are Looking For
The successful candidate will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality in the Lake Champlain basin. We are seeking candidates with:

  • A master’s degree in environmental science, public health, biology, communications, public relations, or related field and at least five years of related professional or technical experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with aquatic invasive species and aquatic ecology.
  • Experience with or an interest in technical data communication, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within diverse groups with varying knowledge and priorities.
  • Knowledge of or experience with Lake Champlain Basin resource issues and understanding of federal and New York State environmental laws and regulations is a plus.

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 $55,000 to $70,000. 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 per year.
  • Offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support.
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program. 

To Apply
Submit your cover letter and resume by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by February 28, 2024. Please reference #24-LCBP-003 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled. A full position description and benefits listing may be viewed at: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/careers

Position Logistics
This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 7.5 hours per day and is based in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation office in Warrensburg, NY. Duties will be performed largely as outdoor field assignments or community group meetings and will require travel to locations in New York, Vermont and Quebec, for which a private means of transportation will be required. Must possess and maintain a valid New York State driver’s license as well as a valid passport or smart license. 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.

About NEIWPCC
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 serves as the primary program administrator of LCBP and administers the Program’s personnel, finances, and contracts.

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/.

Job Level

Mid-level

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO

Salary

The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $55,000 to $70,000.

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