NEIWPCC COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

NEIWPCC is committed to providing a working environment that keeps all staff as safe as possible and promotes the well-being of our community. All RFP applicants who may come into close contact with NEIWPCC staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Close contact may occur during the course of a project with a QAPP (via a QAPP audit), during project planning meetings, during project implementation, or other occasions. While some of these may occur virtually, please note that NEIWPCC reserves the right to audit a project at any time. Applicants must be prepared to show proof of vaccination prior to any close contact with NEIWPCC staff.  Accepted proof of vaccination includes the original vaccination card, a printed copy of the vaccination card, or a digital photograph of the vaccination card. To protect confidential information, NEIWPCC will not maintain copies of these documents, and any records provided will be discarded.

In addition, NEIWPCC is committed to providing events that keep all participants as safe as possible and promote the well-being of our community. NEIWPCC requires all individuals who participate in NEIWPCC-funded events to be fully vaccinated in order to attend. Any events hosted with funding from NEIWPCC must follow our pandemic procedures.

This policy also applies to the contractor’s subcontractors

All contractors applying for new work (or amending existing agreements) must be vaccinated.

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LCBP Boat Launch Stewards celebrate a good day of pulling invasive water chestnut. Photo: LCBP

Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards

NEIWPCC and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) are seeking seasonal boat launch stewards to deliver interpretive invasive species spread prevention messages to boaters on Lake Champlain during the summer of 2022 and to inspect and decontaminate vessels as appropriate.

Boat Launch Stewards will be trained to greet visitors to Lake Champlain and familiarize the public with aquatic invasive species information, enter lake-user information on mobile tablets, and inspect watercraft, trailers, and recreational equipment for aquatic organisms. Stewards will also be trained to conduct hot water high pressure decontaminations as needed and to set up, operate, break down, and properly store the decontamination units. Stewards will be required to work eight-hour days for approximately forty hours per week Thursday through Monday and holidays at select boat launches around Lake Champlain from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend; weekend work is required. Time off by prior arrangement can be accommodated.

The successful candidate will be well organized and have excellent communication skills, experience speaking with the public, demonstrated data collection and recording, familiarity with invasive species, and field work experience. Candidates will be comfortable working in the field and have the physical capability to inspect trailered watercraft. Experience operating watercraft and /or motorized equipment and basic familiarity with boaters, anglers, and recreational equipment will be useful. Highly motivated individuals with familiarity with aquatic invasive species and/or water recreation experience are encouraged to apply. Driver’s license and reliable transportation required. COVID-19 vaccination required.

To apply, send a resume and a cover letter including a description of relevant experience to jobs@neiwpcc.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a first round of candidates expected to be reviewed by January 26, 2022. The posting will remain open until all positions are filled. Please reference position #22-LCBP-001 in the subject line.

For more information about the Lake Champlain Basin Program, visit www.lcbp.org. For more information about NEIWPCC, visit www.neiwpcc.org.

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Lake Champlain Education and Outreach Steward

NEIWPCC and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) are seeking a creative steward to work with LCBP’s Education and Outreach team on a variety of projects. The steward will staff LCBP outreach events, including evening and weekend hours, from mid-May through September.

The Outreach Steward will expand outreach programming to State parks, summer camps, lake and river events, upper reaches of the watershed and downtown locations to answer questions about Lake Champlain and offer opportunities for citizen action. The LCBP Outreach Steward should be able to discuss a variety of watershed issues with the public and provide resources for getting involved or changing behavior to benefit the watershed.

The successful candidate will have solid communication skills along with attention to detail. Coursework or demonstrated passionate interest in Lake Champlain and watershed issues covered in the 2021 State of the Lake report desired. The ability to interact positively with the public at informal outreach events and in the LCBP Resource Room required. Photography skills a plus. Completion of at least junior year of college recommended. Driver’s license and reliable transportation required. COVID-19 vaccination required.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@neiwpcc.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a first round of candidates expected to be reviewed by January 26, 2022. The posting will remain open until all positions are filled. Please reference position number #22-LCBP-002 in the subject line.

For more information about the Lake Champlain Basin Program, visit www.lcbp.org. For more information about NEIWPCC, visit www.neiwpcc.org.

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Lake Champlain Resource Room Volunteer

Share your appreciation and knowledge of Lake Champlain and its watershed

Help visitors explore and protect the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources.

Operated by the LCBP, the Resource Room at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain welcomes visitors with hands-on activities, exhibits, and educational materials.

What will I do as a Resource Room Volunteer?
• Greet and interact with visitors of all ages, assist with activities, and answer questions
• Share information about Lake Champlain Basin natural and cultural resources
• Communicate Lake Champlain issues and management to the public
• Cultivate watershed stewardship with examples of individual and community action
• Engage visitors and encourage scientific inquiry by asking questions
• This position can be adapted to your interests and may include research, organizing materials, and creating activities and exhibits.

Time Commitment
• Minimum 3 months of volunteer service
• One 3 or 4 hour shift per week, minimum 2 shifts per month

What do I need to be successful in this position?
• Volunteers must enjoy working with all ages, be excited about learning and have an interest in Lake Champlain issues and stewardship.
• Interest in discovering a tranquil corner of ECHO that features live animals, activities, microscopes, computer stations, and a lake and watershed library.
• Enthusiasm for Lake and watershed stewardship with a focus on citizen action, community events, and volunteer opportunities.
• Interest in facilitating hands-on activities.

What will I learn?
• How to engage and communicate with all ages and backgrounds.
• Skills in nonformal education and interpretation.
• Lake Champlain Basin natural and cultural history, issues, and management.
• Knowledge of place-based resources such as maps and charts, field guides, and information on recreational and historic sites.
• How to share Lake and watershed stories, science, and data with the public including students, teachers, and researchers.

What benefits will I receive as a Resource Room Volunteer?

  • 20% discount at ECHO’s Gift Shop
  • Free admission to ECHO for the volunteer
  • Free coffee & tea in volunteer lounge
  • Annual appreciation events
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Volunteer social gatherings
  • ECHO day passes, distributed quarterly
  • ECHO branded gear & gifts 
  • ECHO memberships
  • Letters of recommendation/reference
  • A volunteer experience fitted to your unique skill sets and goals

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