NEIWPCC, LCBP, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) are seeking a full-time Environmental Analyst to join our collaborative team as the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Outreach Specialist focused on the Champlain canal corridor.
This specialist will conduct targeted outreach to anglers, angler groups, relevant stakeholders, and communities along the Champlain Canal to increase awareness of round goby and reduce the risk of overland transportation of this invasive species. They will build connections with communities along the Champlain canal corridor to increase awareness of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) study to construct an AIS barrier that will allow for continued recreational use of the canal system and respond to questions and concerns from these communities around the benefits and impacts of the project to their community. They will also assist the NYSDEC Lake Champlain Coordinator and LCBP AIS Management Coordinator with additional AIS-related outreach, organizing, spread prevention, monitoring, and management work in the basin, as needed.
The successful candidate will hold a degree in environmental science, natural science, public health, earth science, biology, chemistry, communications or public relations, or 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 AIS and aquatic ecology, and excellent communication, organization, and computer skills. Experience with meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, and ability to exercise considerable tact and diplomacy required.
LCBP and NEIWPCC anticipate support for this position for approximately 3-5 years.
Duties will be performed largely as outdoor field assignments or in community group meetings and will require travel to various meeting locations in New York and Vermont, for which a private means of transportation will be required. Must possess and maintain a valid New York State driver’s license in order to use state vehicles. 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. A shared office space in the NYS DEC Region 5 Warrensburg office complex will be made available to the incumbent.
A full position description may be viewed at: https://neiwpcc.org/about- us/careers/current-openings/.
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 email@example.com . This position will remain open until filled with applications being reviewed on a rolling basis by March 29. Please reference # 22-LCBP-003 in the email subject line. Interviews tentatively scheduled in Warrensburg, NY in mid-April.
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.
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Warrensburg, NY, USA