env job announcement
- Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.
Posted August 9, 2002
The Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. (CRWP), a non-profit
educational and technical organization located in Willoughby, Ohio, is
seeking applicants for the position of Program Assistant.
The Program Assistant is a full-time employee who reports to the
Executive Director and works with member communities on flood control,
erosion control, and other land use issues, including updating
comprehensive plans, adopting ordinances, and developing and
implementing NPDES Phase II Storm Water Management Programs. The Program
Assistant also manages watershed studies and assists members in
utilizing the results of these studies.
About the Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.
? A watershed organization formed by the communities in the Chagrin
River watershed to provide assistance with flood control, erosion
control, and other natural resource management issues related to land
? Representing over 80% of watershed cities, villages, townships,
counties, and park districts in a 265 square mile watershed east of
? Board of Trustees composed of representatives from each member
? Programs focus on direct member assistance with flood control,
erosion control, and water quality protection and include assistance
with zoning code updates, compliance with NPDES Phase II storm water
rules, and grant applications. Programs also include policy research on
watershed issues to support local decision-making.
? Successes include increasing local understanding of flood and erosion
control issues and the use of low impact development; the adoption of
stream management programs; and assistance to member communities in
obtaining grant funding and complying with state and federal
? Annual budget of $200,000 and growing.
? Two (2) full time and one (1) part time staff.
? A 501(c)(3) organization.
Skills & Qualifications of the Program Assistant
? Two (2) to three (3) years experience working in storm water
management, natural resource management, environmental policy, or
? Experience in program and project management.
? Proficiency in ArcView 3.2, Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint,
and desktop publishing.
? Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, or related field required,
with graduate degree in environmental planning, natural resource
management, or related field preferred.
? Understanding of the Clean Water Act and other laws and policies
governing land use and water quality required, with an understanding of
Ohio state and local government structure preferred.
? Excellent presentation, writing, and research skills.
? Ability to conduct field work and site assessments, and to attend
evening and out of town meetings on a regular basis.
? Ability to interact with the public and to conduct limited
Salary & Benefits
? Salary range from $30,000 to $38,000, commensurate with experience.
? SIMPLE IRA retirement plan.
? Two (2) weeks paid vacation per year.
? Medical coverage available.
? Terrific work environment.
How to Apply
? Send resume, writing sample, and three references to:
Greg Studen, Board President
Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.
P.O. Box 229
Willoughby, Ohio 44096-0229
Or e-mail Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells at drywell@...