Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

NEWMOA is a non-profit, non-partisan, interstate association whose membership is composed of the state environment agency programs that address pollution prevention, toxics use reduction, sustainability, materials management, hazardous waste, solid waste, emergency response, waste site cleanup, underground storage tanks, and related environmental challenges in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Mission

NEWMOA provides a strategic forum for effectively solving environmental problems through collaborative regional initiatives that advance pollution prevention and sustainability, promote safer alternatives to toxic materials in products, identify and assess emerging contaminants, facilitate adaption to climate change, mitigate greenhouse gas sources, promote reuse and recycling of wastes and diversion of organics; support proper management of hazardous and solid wastes, and facilitate clean-up of contaminant releases to the environment.

Goals

 NEWMOA’s long term goals are to:

  • Support and strengthen state efforts to implement policies, regulations, and programs
  • Promote interstate coordination and develop innovative strategies to solve critical and emerging environmental problems
  • Develop and enhance the capabilities and knowledge of state officials so that they are well trained, able to adjust to rapid changes in technology, and respond effectively to emerging environmental challenges
  • Articulate state program views on federal policy developments, programs, and rulemakings
  • Cultivate and enhance relationships among member states, federal agencies, colleges and universities, and stakeholders
  • Engage with and educate the regulated community and the public

$45,000 - $50,000 yearly
Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) Boston, MA, USA
28 May, 2019
Full time
Recruiting from May 17, - June 14, 2019 NEWMOA    Title: Project Staff Location:                    NEWMOA, 89 South Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02111 Starting Salary:         Range: $45,000 – 50,000 based on experience. Benefits include vacation, personal and sick leave, health and dental insurance, and retirement contribution.  Minimum Qualifications Experience Minimum of two years of full time or equivalent part time professional experience in the field of environmental science or equivalent combination of the required experience and the educational substitution described below.   Education An undergraduate degree from a recognized school with a major in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, environmental science, environmental planning or policy, or engineering is required. A graduate degree from a recognized school with a major in one of the fields listed above may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience. Basic Knowledge & Skills Knowledge of federal and state waste management toxic chemicals, and pollution prevention policies and programs Good communications skills, both verbal and written Excellent organizational skills Good teamwork and problem-solving skills Ability to work effectively with scientists, engineers, and policy makers and to establish professional credibility Ability to work independently and as part of a team General Duties & Responsibilities (Specific duties and responsibilities to be assigned depending on the NEWMOA project) Assists with coordinating and documenting NEWMOA Workgroup/s Gathers and presents information for members Helps to organize Workgroup meetings and conference calls Conducts research and drafts presentations of the results Helps to prepare technical or policy documents, reports, and memos Assists with updating and maintaining NEWMOA’s websites and social networking sites Assists with implementing projects and with project planning and reporting The satisfactory performance of the above duties and responsibilities requires the staff person to have a thorough understanding of NEWMOA’s programs, organization, and policies. The ideal candidate must be able to exercise initiative and exhibit resourcefulness in complicated situations. They must be able to work effectively with state and federal officials at both staff and management levels and with varied professional backgrounds. The ability to organize the workload and perform tasks in an accurate, conclusive, and timely manner is required. Supervisory Controls Project Staff are under the supervision of the NEWMOA Executive Director and Project Managers, depending on the project. Job performance is evaluated by the Project Manager (s) and Executive Director. To Apply All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by email to Terri Goldberg at tgoldberg@newmoa.org by June 14. Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer It is the policy of the NEWMOA to provide equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, promotion, and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to gender; race; color; creed; religion; national origin; ancestry; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; pregnancy; age; disability; military service; veteran status; or any other classification protected under applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities are considered only as they may relate to a candidate's ability to fulfill essential job requirements. NEWMOA makes every effort to ensure that its policies regarding hiring, salary administration, and promotion are based solely on job requirements, job performance, and job-related criteria. In addition, NEWMOA’s personnel policies and practices, including those relating to compensation, benefits, retention, termination, training, and self-development opportunities, are administered without discrimination on the basis of gender; race; color; creed; religion; national origin; ancestry; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; pregnancy; age; disability; military service; veteran status; or any other classification protected under applicable law. This policy refers to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, access to benefits and training, discipline, and terminations.