Environmental Analyst III (NYSDEC (Lake Champlain Basin Coordinator))
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.
We also serve as the financial administrator and program advisor to the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP). As a program partner of LCBP, NEIWPCC employs the program staff, including the Program Director, and maintains the program office in Grand Isle, Vermont. In addition, NEIWPCC staffs two LCBP-related positions in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Region 5 Office, who work closely with LCBP program staff.
The LCBP coordinates and funds activities that protect and improve the natural and human resources of the Lake Champlain Basin. Partners in the program include the States of Vermont and New York, the Province of Quebec, NEIWPCC, the U.S. EPA, the U.S. National Park Service, and the International Great Lakes Fishery Commission. LCBP also collaborates with several other agencies and organizations at the federal, state, and local levels, including private firms and academic institutions.
The Environmental Analyst (NYSDEC Lake Champlain Basin Coordinator) is one member of a team that works to coordinate, evaluate and oversee program activities throughout the Lake Champlain Basin. You will support the NYSDEC Region 5 Director, Water Program Manager, Natural Resources Supervisor, and other regional and central office staff with implementing the Lake Champlain Basin Program.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Coordination. Provide ongoing coordination and collaboration with all NYSDEC program areas, including Water, Fisheries, Wildlife, Lands & Forests, and Operations to achieve the goals of the LCBP detailed in the Opportunities for Action.
Workgroups. Actively engage with the Lake Champlain Basin Program Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC reviews technical issues and advises the Steering and Executive Committees on technical priorities for annual budget consideration. May also include participation in the development of technical proposals for funding.
Work plans, budgets, contracts, and grants. Participate in various capacities in the LCBP local implementation grants programs. May include assisting local officials or other entities with information needed for applying for LCBP grant opportunities and participating on review and scoring committees for various grant programs.
Programmatic topics. Coordinate with New York representatives on inter-basin efforts on aquatic invasive spread prevention. Participate with Adirondack Park partners in supporting boat launch steward programs and monitoring for aquatic invasive species. Participate in development of expanded boat inspection and decontamination program efforts. Coordinate aquatic invasive species spread prevention training for NYSDEC campground staff.
Outreach and Community Support. Coordinate with and assist applicable NYSDEC staff and local partners and municipalities to develop potential projects eligible for the WRDA Section 542 Program, including assisting local officials in applying for the program.
Management: Supervises the LCBP Agronomy Conservation Specialist (Environmental Analyst II) working in the NYSDEC Region 5 office, providing input and oversight on staff projects and work products, coordinating staff activities, and evaluating job performance.
Our ideal candidate would possess the following:
A master’s degree in environmental sciences or a related field, with a broad knowledge of the technical aspects and policy components needed for holistic watershed management.
6+ years of full-time related work experience, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional work experience in the above mentioned fields, including public participation.
Ability to think and act in a broad collaborative style and naturally prone to action with a focus toward continuous improvement.
Knowledge of data and statistical analysis techniques, as well as the ability to translate technical and scientific information for a lay audience.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and the ability to work in an organized and independent manner.
Ability to travel to various meeting locations in Vermont, New York, and Quebec, as required along with the ability to participate in any necessary evening and weekend work.
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 by September 18, 2020.
Please reference 20-LCBP-003 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.