The primary goal of Source Water Protection in New York State is to develop and implement source water protection measures for public water systems throughout the State. Source water protection strategies are most effective when implemented at the local community level. As such, NEIWPCC professionals will team with staff from NYSDEC and local communities and act as technical assistance providers for implementing Drinking Water Source Protection Program plans. The candidate will be expected to provide guidance, leadership, and input on use of the program’s framework and work towards its improvement.
The successful candidate will work on the development of the statewide Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2). They will assist with managing the consultant contract, source water program guidance development & updating, and assisting communities with developing and implementing their source water protection plans. Staff will also assist with internal DWSP2 coordination to ensure the Department’s permitting and other processes include source water protection components. Infrequent overnight travel may be necessary.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The position would assist with the following:
- Give presentations, prepare summary reports to multiple audiences and supervisors, and internal and external outreach material on the source water protection programs to interested parties.
- Use problem solving skills and analysis to help the DWSP2 Team further develop the DWSP2 program.
- Monitor progress of multiple communities preparing DWSP2 plans with technical assistance providers. Bring issues to supervisor’s attention and suggest solutions.
- Analyze and summarizing management plans, policies, technical reports, regulations, and other information for the workgroups. Investigate and assemble information needed.
- Prepare internal and external outreach and communication material. Assist with researching and writing fact sheets, manuals, and templates to deliver the Drinking Water Source Protection Program message.
- Collect, review, summarize, analyze, and/or develop recommendations involving environmental data associated with the sources of public drinking water and potential contaminant sources. Prepare findings report for supervisor. Manage program related meetings.
- Answer questions from entities interested in the source water protection program, including using GIS analysis tools to answer questions related to source of public drinking water and location of possible containment sources.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, geology, hydrology, or related field preferred.
- 3+ years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional work experience in one or more of the fields listed above (pro-rated substitutions for relevant class work are acceptable for the right candidate with interests in self-guided investigations and research).
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Computer proficient with skills in database development and maintenance, including with geographic information systems.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team, all while staying organized and maintaining accurate records.
- Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a private means of 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 [email protected] by September 6, 2021. Please reference # 21-NYS-SW-DEC-002 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.