This position is expected to pay between $65,000 to $80,000 depending on education & experience. The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:
•Substantial medical and dental insurance reimbursements for domestic partners and families
•Short and long-term disability insurance
•401k and up to 4% employer-contributed retirement plans
•Generous paid time off for vacations and holidays (accumulate 20 days of combined leave per year)
•Comprehensive operations & IT support for work at home
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Join the Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) team and use your skills to make a substantial difference in watershed practices across the nation. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a strong technical foundation, excellent communication skills, and 5 to 8 years of related experience. This position will include opportunities to work on a wide variety of CWP projects in a fast-paced environment that requires individuals that can work efficiently, produce high quality deliverables on-time and on-budget, and have excellent communication skills. This is a mostly remote position; however, the candidate should live in proximity to the CWP office due to the intermittent need for field work in this area and occasional travel to the office and may be asked to come into the office as needed to facilitate communication and efficient work progress. Some example tasks include:
Creating, maintaining, and managing largescale GIS datasets including but not limited to stormwater infrastructure, best management practices (BMPs)/stormwater control measures (SCMs), potential retrofit locations, etc.
Conducting GIS analysis of those datasets and creating ArcGIS Online (AGOL) tools and products
Georeferencing and digitizing data from plans and imagery
Collecting data in the field with GPS using apps such as Field Maps
Developing Survey123 forms and templates
Building workflows through Workforce
Lidar topographic differencing
Conducting site assessments for water quality improvements and stormwater retrofits
Working with local governments in developing and implementing Stormwater Management Programs
Conducting literature reviews and research on stormwater and watershed questions and writing
Teaching your skills to others at conferences, presentations, and workshops
The successful applicant will have proficient GIS skills but also the ability and desire to perform non-GIS stormwater/water quality work as needed which may including literature reviews, report and program writing, stormwater BMP inspections, and stormwater retrofit assessments.
We are looking for both full-time and part-time permanent positions. These positions are work at home position with periodic work from Maryland or other locations throughout the country.
Minimum bachelor’s in GIS, geography, environmental science or related field. Strong writing and speaking skills essential, with demonstrated ability to translate complex engineering and science concepts into clear and understandable terms. Additional desirable skills and experience include:
Expertise with CAD and GIS software (ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online)
Ability to innovate and problem solve new GIS solutions
Use of Python and other programming languages to customize web apps and automate processes
Knowledge of stormwater regulations and requirements (both urban and agricultural)
Experience working with local or state governments
Experience in Stormwater BMP/Green Stormwater Infrastructure design/conceptual planning
Experience in NPDES MS4 permitting and program development
Experience with facilitation of stakeholder input and skilled in communicating to a variety of different audiences, such as elected officials, boards, technical staff and residents
Experience in project management
Experience in project and grant management and ArcGIS Enterprise is a plus. This position is primarily virtual but requires field work and travel throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, and other parts of the country for projects as needed. Actual travel is expected to be less than 20% per year.
How to Apply: Interested in joining us? Please submit, via email to Beth Uhler (firstname.lastname@example.org), a cover letter referencing your interest in working for the Center, salary requirements, and availability, along with a current resume by September 30, 2023.
The Center for Watershed Protection is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring and employment practices, and committed to providing employees with a positive work environment for all. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.
The Center for Watershed Protection works to protect, restore, and enhance our streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and bays. We create viable solutions and partnerships for responsible land and water management so that every community has clean water and healthy natural resources to sustain diverse life.
At the Center for Watershed Protection, we want everybody to know that an integrated watershed approach is the key to ensuring a future of fresh, clean water, healthy natural resources, and ultimately, life on earth. Since 1992, the Center for Watershed Protection has been working in numerous communities to provide the solutions for clean water and healthy natural resources. Our work is based on sound scientific research and guided by a passion for advancing the state-of-the art, ensuring practitioners have the right tools, and promoting the widespread implementation of the most effective watershed management techniques.