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Environmental Analyst - Water Resource Protection

Lowell MA

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.

This person will assist the Director of Water Resource Protection Programs with various program issues, activities, and grants related to source water protection, emerging contaminants, and non-point source pollution.  They will oversee NEIWPCC staff working in the New York Source Water Assessment and Protection Program.

Additionally, they will work with other NEIWPCC project officers to prepare individual project/program element work plans and budgets, approve payments under those projects, and pursue potential new sources of funding for projects. As well, they will assist in the preparation of grant applications for new and existing projects, contracts, and final project reports.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project management. Serve as project manager for work in support of NEIWPCC’s mission, with guidance from the Director of Water Resource Protection Programs.

Workgroups. Organize workgroup meetings, webinars, and related forums of appropriate state and federal staff. Arrange for meetings, distributes information, chair or co-chair meetings. Prepare workgroup updates for Executive Committee and Commission meetings. 

Work plans/budgets/contracts/grants. Develop work plans, budgets, and contract/grant amendments and provide contract management. Track specific budget elements and contracts. 

Programmatic topics. Coordinate with Division Director and NEIWPCC’s Workgroups and Commissioners to identify and address regional priorities for better coordination of Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act activities; for source water; for emerging contaminants; and for Non-Point Source Pollution. 

Quality management. Work with Quality Assurance Program Manager with review of Quality Assurance Project Plans as needed.

Outreach. Maintain appropriate webpages on NEIWPCC website to ensure they are up-to-date and accurate. Provide background materials or write articles for NEIWPCC or other publications.

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS

A master’s degree in environmental science, natural science, public health, earth science, biology, chemistry, or related field preferred.

5+ years of work experience in the field of environmental studies, natural science, public health, earth science, biology, chemistry or a related field preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills; comfortable with public speaking and the ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely in writing.

Ability to work independently, as well as a collaborative member of a team.

Ability to travel regionally and nationally when travel is permitted again.

Possess 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 January 25, 2021.  Please reference #21-Lowell-002 in the email subject line.EOE

Posted January 11, 2021



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