POSITION AVAILABLE – PROGRAM MANAGER FOR LONG ISLAND NITROGEN ACTION PLAN
The Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) is seeking to retain the part-time services of a qualified individual to serve as its Program Manager for New York State’s Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan.
The LIRPC in partnership with the New York State Department of Environment Conservation (NYSDEC) has developed and is implementing the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP) to protect Long Island’s ground and surface waters from further degradation from the discharge of nitrogen-containing compounds. The New York State funded multiyear effort will: a) identify sources of nitrogen to the various waters of Long Island, b) identify ecological endpoints, c) establish embayment or estuarine-specific nitrogen loading targets, and d) take actions that will reduce nitrogen loads to Long Island’s groundwater and surface waters. Numerous other governmental and non-governmental entities are engaged in the effort including both Long Island counties, the Suffolk and Nassau Counties, US Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency (specifically the Long Island Sound Study), Stony Brook University, and others.
The LINAP Program Manager (PM) provides overall program coordination, administration and short and long-term planning for LINAP in cooperation with the LINAP Project Management Team (LIRPC, NYSDEC Central Office and Region 1, Suffolk and Nassau Counties). In coordination with NYSDEC, the PM will interact with representatives of local, state and federal governments, elected officials, businesses, members of the local news media, universities and environmental and economic development organizations and others. The PM will help develop and implement initiatives in coordination with and as prioritized by the LINAP Project Management Team with a focus on those that will reduce nitrogen loads from stormwater, fertilizer, and wastewater.
The PM will be assisted by the LIRPC’s Deputy Executive Director and will be overseen by the Executive Director and ultimately the LIRPC’s members and chair. The PM will work closely with the NYSDEC LINAP staff.
PREFERRED TECHNICAL BACKGROUND
TIME / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
The position is part-time with an estimated time commitment of 1500 hours per year with the ability to create your own schedule. Funding for the position is available for at least three years. Duties are performed largely in an office setting, with an option to work remotely. Frequent meetings will be required throughout Nassau and Suffolk County for which private means of transportation must be available. Transportation will be reimbursed at a rate of ¢.535/mile.