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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Career Opportunities

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

Environmental Analyst – Aquatic Organism Passage Restoration Specialist

The Lake Champlain Basin Program and NEIWPCC seek 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.

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 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.

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.

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