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Environmental Analyst II – Lowell, MA

Organization: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)

Position Title: Environmental Analyst II

Location: Lowell, MA

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Salary dependent upon level of experience and qualifications.

Position Dates: Temporary position beginning in August 2013 and ending in February 2014.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2013.

Posted On: June 17, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission serves as a forum for interstate communication and coordination on water related pollution control efforts among all the New England States and New York State.

Description:

Assist Director of Water Quality Programs with various program issues and grants and develops information on which Commission policy decisions are based. Works with other project officers to prepare individual project/program element work plans and budgets, approves payments under those projects, and pursues potential new sources of funding for projects. Assists in the preparation of grant applications for new projects, contracts, and final project reports.

Activities are generally water quality oriented, but can cover a wide range of environmental issues, according to program needs and the incumbent’s area of expertise. The incumbent acts as technical advisor for the Commission, state agency staff, and public on those program issues; serves as staff support, clearinghouse for information, and meeting chairman for state agency staff work groups for those issues. Represents the Commission concerning those issues through public presentations, testimony, and participation in meetings and on various committees.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director of Water Quality Program and other senior staff on a variety of projects to include water quality and watersheds.
  • Perform tasks related to Water Quality Standards and Nutrient Criteria. Coordinate work groups of appropriate staff and federal staff on these issues; track both technical and management aspects of priority issues, act as clearinghouse for information, and distribute periodic informational mailings to the work groups. Develop agendas, arrange for guest speakers when necessary, and chair meetings.
  • Manage the Commission’s partnership with the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), including supervision of staff, development of requests for proposals, selection of contractors, management of contracts, and payment of invoices. Review interim and final products produced by contractors and vendors to ensure these deliverables meet LISS program needs and expectations.
  • Manage the Commission’s partnership with the Interstate Environmental Commission (IEC), including supervision of staff, development of requests for proposals, selection of contractors, management of contracts, and payment of invoices. Review interim and final products produced by contractors and vendors to ensure these deliverables meet IEC program needs and expectations.
  • Track budgets for grants and contracts.
  • Assist Director of Water Quality Programs to develop annual workplans and budgets.
  • Review policies, regulations, and reports and prepare policy position papers and comment letters, as needed, in association with other NEIWPCC staff.
  • Assist Quality Assurance Program Manager with review of Quality Assurance Project Plans as needed.
  • Coordinate and prepare work group updates for Commission & Executive Committee meetings.
  • Assist Office Manager and Deputy Director in preparation of quarterly progress reports to EPA.
  • Coordinate with NEIWPCC staff on crosscutting program issues and with water quality staff on all training programs.
  • Prepare articles or provide background materials for Interstate Water Report articles.
  • Provide materials for preparation of the Annual Report.
  • Answer miscellaneous inquiries from state and federal agencies, consultants, and general public about water quality issues, technical publications, and NEI programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

Education:

  • A Master’s Degree in environmental studies, public policy, natural science, public health, earth science, biology, chemistry, or related field preferred.

Experience:

  • Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience, of which (B) at least three years must have been in a professional capacity and of which (C) at least one year must have been in a supervisory, managerial, or administrative capacity or, (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutions.
  1. An Associate’s Degree with a major in any of the fields listed above may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree with a major in any of the fields above may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.
  3. A Graduated Degree with a major in any of the fields above may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.

Special Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge and experience with aspects of water quality and watershed management.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with both scientists and non-scientists, and establish professional credibility.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Excellent computer skills.

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of budget preparation, grants writing, and contract management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal environmental laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of water quality sampling and analysis procedures.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and short writing sample by June 28, 2013. Send submissions to: NEIWPCC, Attn: Human Resources, 650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410, Lowell, MA 01854 or via email to jobs@neiwpcc.org.

Contact Information:

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, http://www.neiwpcc.org

650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410, Lowell, MA 01854

Job URL: http://neiwpcc.org/employment/neiwpccopenings.asp

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