Environmental Analyst (Drinking Water Specialist)
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Bureau of Water Supply Protection (BWSP) are seeking highly organized and detail-oriented candidates for an Environmental Analyst – Drinking Water Specialist to implement various source water and drinking water assessment, protection, sampling and treatment programs, including support to public water systems and local municipalities for developing Source Water Protection Programs and updates to existing Source Water Assessment Plans (SWAPs).
The incumbent will coordinate directly with regional NEIWPCC staff based in the four NYSDOH Regional Offices (Metropolitan, Capital, Central and Western) on these matters. Incumbent may also provide technical assistance to water suppliers, regional environmental health staff, and local health department staff on source water protection strategy implementation and water sample collection and analytical testing for physical, biological, radiological and chemical contaminant. Will develop written materials to provide guidance and training for local municipalities, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and local health departments (LHDs) on source water protection strategies and implementation. Will provide support for associated programs by implementing procedures and performing sampling and testing to evaluate compliance and will develop concise and coherent multi-media documents for communicating program activities and accomplishments.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, environmental health, natural science, toxicology, or public health and must have knowledge and understanding of state and federal environmental regulations. Knowledge of Safe Drinking Water Act and SWAP programs, as well as groundwater and surface water hydrology required. Candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and have demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent computer skills including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) required.
Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample by March 22, 2019 as indicated at top of page. Please reference 19-NYS-SW-DOH-002 in email subject line. No phone calls please.