Job Opportunities in Water and other Natural Resources in Va., Md., and Penn.; from announcements compiled Feb. 7, 2014, by Va. Water Monitoring Council

The following list of current job announcements from government agencies and non-profit organizations related to water or other natural resources was provided on February 7, 2014, by the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC).  The opportunities are in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.  The list is in order of the closing dates for application, starting with the earliest date.

Please feel free to forward this information; when forwarding, please acknowledge the VWMC.  For more information about the VWMC, please visit, or contact Jane Walker at or (540) 231-4159.

The VWMC is able to provide these and other announcements because of grants from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Citizen Monitoring Grant Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Virginia Department of Health.  The VWMC thanks these sponsors.  The VWMC’s intern, Alexandra Thompson, organized this set of announcements.

1.) Program Assistant in Education, Urban Ecosystem (Part-time), Baltimore Ecosystem StudyClosing date: February 14, 2014 — Baltimore, MD — The Baltimore Ecosystem Study is a program of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. 15 hours per week.  Start date immediately.  End date one year from start.  Continuation beyond one year contingent on availability of grant funds and performance. Assist in providing classroom support for teachers participating in the Baltimore Partnership for Environmental Science Literacy Teachers’ Institute and the Students Restoring Urban Streams program. To learn more, visit For more information, contact Bess Caplan at or 410-455-1863.

2.) Monitoring Program Manager (Part-time), StreamWatchApplication deadline: March 1, 2014 — Charlottesville, VA — The successful candidate will manage StreamWatch’s stream monitoring programs and supervises more than 100 volunteers.  StreamWatch is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to using sound scientific methods to monitor and report on the health of the Rivanna River watershed. This is a salaried half-time position (20 hours/week). The salary is commensurate with skills and experience and is in the low to mid $20,000’s.  Full details are available in the Job Description available at  Applications should be submitted via email to David Hannah, the Executive Director of StreamWatch, at

3.) Land Conservation Officer (Rappahannock & Clarke Counties), Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) — Warrenton, VA — The successful candidate will conduct land conservation activities in Rappahannock and Clarke Counties, Virginia. Officer will develop conservation solutions for protection of resources; promote conservation easements; and assist landowners and farmers in enrolling in county, state and federal conservation programs. To learn more, visit For more information, contact Kristie Kendall, Land Conservation and Stewardship Coordinator at

4.) Stormwater Program Manager, City of Lancaster, PA Public Works Department — Lancaster, PA — This position will perform advanced professional and engineering work including planning, organizing, and directing the management of city stormwater services and projects including the administration of the city’s stormwater impervious area fee program. Work is performed under the managerial direction of the Director of Public Works. For more information, visit or contact the director at

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