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Aquatic Ecologist I (Early Career Ecologist)

Download a PDF of this announcement: Aquatic Ecologist I Announcement

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) was authorized by an Act of Congress in 1940 as an advisory, non-regulatory interstate compact agency of the Potomac basin states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  The ICPRB mission is to enhance, protect, and conserve the water and associated land resources of the Potomac River and its tributaries through regional and interstate cooperation.

The ICPRB seeks an enthusiastic, detail-orientated, full-time early career aquatic ecologist for its aquatic habitats program.  The individual will support ICPRB staff in producing data, information, and reports about the condition of non-tidal streams and rivers in the Potomac River basin and neighboring watersheds, including the larger Chesapeake Bay basin. Examples of specific activities include producing environmental information and tools that are meaningful and useful for basin management and decision-making; performing field work to collect water quality, biological, and physical habitat data; assembling and analyzing water quality and biological monitoring data sets collected from non-tidal streams and rivers; participating in regional efforts to improve monitoring program coordination, and data and assessment comparability.

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in chemistry, biology or related environmental science discipline or Bachelor of Science in a related field and two years of relevant work experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding of one or more of the following areas: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), water quality data and analysis, fisheries science, and/or geology;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Working knowledge of business level computer systems and networking;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate water resources information to technical and non-technical audiences, both orally and in writing; and
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff at ICPRB and at other agencies and organizations.
  • Possess a valid drivers license and be able to drive to and from the office and field work locations;
  • Comfortable with on-water research and possess or be willing to learn boat-handling skills;
  • Able to lift 50 pounds in a field setting;
  • Able to conduct 12+ hour days in remote conditions; and
  • Willing to stay overnight at hotels and/or campsites.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Willingness to obtain specialized certifications as needed;
  • Familiarity with open-source applications such as PostgreSQL and R; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship and collaborative management of resources.

This position includes benefits and opportunities for telework. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Submit an electronic cover letter and resume to info@icprb.org by August 26, 2022.

ICPRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to maintain a diverse workforce. No applicant or employee will be discriminated against on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, veteran status, political affiliation, disability, or any other non-job related factors. Individuals shall be considered for employment and advancement solely on the basis of qualifications and abilities for specific positions.

ICPRB is located in Rockville, Maryland.

Office Manager

Posted 3/28/2022

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For over eighty years, the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) has worked with our partners to improve the water quality of the Potomac River through science, regional cooperation, and education. ICPRB seeks an Office Manager to support the important work of this small, collegial, non-regulatory agency that focuses on water resources, aquatic habitats, drinking water and environmental communication.

We need a results-driven, hands-on, detail-oriented, and responsive Office Manager with strong interpersonal skills who can quickly become a key team player in this nimble organization. This is a mid-level Full Time position, responsible for managing ICPRB’s office, reporting directly to the Executive Director.
Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Experience providing a wide variety of administrative services, including managing incoming and outgoing mail/e-mail and telephone calls, ordering office supplies and maintaining equipment, serving as the liaison to the building landlord, and other support as needed;
  • Familiarity with government contracting process, federal guidelines on procurement, SOWs, RFP/RFQ, and federal and state grant compliance;
  • Demonstrated high level of written and oral skills (English);
  • Familiarity with Human Resources management, policies and procedures;
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and oversee events and meetings;
  • Ability to work with ICPRB’s in-house accountant in preparing budgets and the supporting materials for annual audit;
  • Ability to plan office layout and office moves;
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills;
  • Must be able to write policies and procedures and follow through to implementation;
  • Must be highly organized and multi-task oriented;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access; and
  • Must have at least an associates degree and relevant  experience.

Salary commensurate with experience. ICPRB provides an excellent benefits package, including retirement and a generous telework and leave policy. Located in Rockville, MD, ICPRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to maintain a diverse workforce. No applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, sex, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, veteran status, political affiliation, disability, or any other non-job-related factors. Individuals shall be considered for employment and advancement solely based on qualifications and abilities for specific positions.

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of the more than six-million residents of the Potomac River Basin, please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@icprb.org.


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