NEIWPCC and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) are seeking a full-time Environmental Analyst to join our collaborative team as the Aquatic Organism Passage Restoration Specialist.
This specialist will lead AOP restoration work at LCBP and coordinate with a broad array of stakeholders and watershed partners to further the goal of improved habitat connectivity and water quality throughout the Lake Champlain Basin. The three focus areas of this position are:
- improve coordination on AOP restoration and landscape-scale aquatic habitat conservation by working with federal, state, and local government agencies and non-governmental stakeholders, leading and participating in AOP-focused workgroups;
- directly improve native species habitat and water quality by coordinating AOP restoration grant programs and independently developing high-priority AOP restoration projects; and
- inform stakeholders, dam owners, and the public by conducting outreach and education on the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of AOP restoration.
The successful candidate will hold a degree in environmental science, natural science, earth science, fisheries, geomorphology, engineering, biology, chemistry, or a related field. Candidates who have taken a less traditional path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.
Must have knowledge of and experience with aquatic organism habitat, passage, and ecology, and excellent communication skills. Knowledge of AOP-related issues and challenges in the northeast United States helpful.
This position is unique in that resources are currently available to immediately and intensively begin work on AOP restoration projects. LCBP and NEIWPCC anticipate support for this position for approximately 5 years.
This full-time position is based in the Lake Champlain Basin program office, located at 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT. However, duties will be performed largely as outdoor field assignments or in community group meetings and will require travel to various locations in New York and Vermont, for which a private means of transportation will be required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Occasional weekend work may be required. Travel to Quebec may be requested, for which a private means of transportation and a valid passport or smart-license will be required. After six months of employment, this position may be eligible for a partial telework schedule, subject to approval and determined by program and office needs.
A full position description may be viewed at: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/careers.
NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 20, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled. Please reference #22-LCBP-004 in the email subject line. Interviews tentatively scheduled in Grand Isle, Vermont in August.
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.