Environmental Analyst (Lake Champlain Basin Program – CAC 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 shared regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise. NEIWPCC connects us to others working for clean water across the Northeast.
The Lake Champlain Basin Program (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 New York and Vermont, 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. LCBP is a program partner of NEIWPCC.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The LCBP Citizen Advisory Committee Coordinator (CAC Coordinator) is responsible for coordination of the New York and Vermont Citizen Advisory Committees in the following areas:
- Citizen Advisory Committee Coordination
- Community and Stakeholder Outreach
- Programmatic topics
- LCBP Website
- Maintain Communication with Quebec partners
- Other duties as assigned
The satisfactory performance of the above duties and responsibilities requires the incumbent to have a thorough understanding of NEIWPCC’s and LCBP’s programs, organization, and policies, to exercise initiative and resourcefulness in complicated situations, and to be able to work effectively with state and federal contacts at both staff top management levels, and with varied professional backgrounds. The ability to organize workload and perform tasks in an accurate, conclusive, and timely manner is required.
- A bachelor’s degree in natural science, physical geography, or natural resource management preferred
- 3+ years of related full-time work or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience
- Ability to think and act in a broad collaborative style and welcomes the opportunity to be impactful
- Able to manage change, articulate the need for that change, and embrace continuous improvement
- Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to be concise (fluency in French highly desirable), in addition to outstanding grammar and editing skills.
- Possess knowledge of or experience with LCB resource issues, as well as experience working with diverse communities and stakeholder groups in a diplomatic manner
- Ability to plan and coordinate meetings and events
- Familiarity with technical data and systemic approaches to quality assurance and quality control
- Ability to travel to Canada and meetings locations in Vermont, New York and Quebec, for which a private means of transportation and a valid passport or smart-license is required.
It is important to note that this role is an 80% of full-time role and benefits are prorated. This position could potentially be filled as a 100% full-time role for the right candidate if funding allows and would offer full benefits at that time.
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 by October 23, 2020. Please reference 20-LCBP-004 in the email subject line.