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.
We are seeking creative and enthusiastic stewards to assist with education and outreach activities with the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and the Resource Room at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT. These positions are seasonal, providing assistance this spring and/or this summer.
Spring 2023: One steward to staff the LCBP Resource Room 12-16 hours per week February–May. This steward will be trained by Resource Room staff, and then will be comfortable interacting positively on solo shifts with children and adults to help them better understand Lake Champlain issues and offer opportunities for community involvement or changing behavior to benefit the Lake Champlain basin. This position has the possibility of increased hours and expansion of duties May–August 2023.
Summer 2023: One steward to staff LCBP outreach events from May–August for up to 40 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours. This 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. This steward will discuss a variety of watershed issues with the public and provide resources for getting involved or changing behavior to benefit the watershed.
Successful candidates for both positions must be reliable, punctual, and should have solid communication skills along with attention to detail. Coursework or demonstrated passionate interest in Lake Champlain and watershed issues covered in LCBP’s 2021 State of the Lake report is desired. The ability to interact positively with the public at outreach events is needed. Completion of at least sophomore year of college recommended. These positions are not eligible for telework. Covid-19 Vaccination required.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference #23-LCBP-003 in the email subject line. Candidates will be considered for both positions unless preference is specified by the applicant. Reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Interviews will begin in February and will continue until both positions are filled.
The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and NEIWPCC are seeking multiple seasonal boat launch stewards to deliver interpretive invasive species spread prevention messages to boaters on Lake Champlain during the summer of 2023 and to inspect and decontaminate watercraft as appropriate.
Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination 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 with the option to work through mid-October; weekend work is required. Time off by prior arrangement can be accommodated.
Successful candidates 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. Individuals with experience with small engine maintenance and repair are desired to assist with watercraft decontamination operations. Highly motivated individuals with familiarity with aquatic invasive species and/or water recreation experience are encouraged to apply. Driver’s license required. COVID-19 vaccination required.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com. Please reference #23-LCBP-002 in the email subject line. Reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Interviews will begin in February and will continue until all positions are filled. Apply early to ensure you’re considered for this summer!
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.