Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

Water Resources Planner

Posted June 4, 2024 (1 position available)

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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. ICPRB’s water resources program includes planning and assessment activities as well as coordination of the Potomac River Basin Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership (DWSPP).

ICPRB seeks an enthusiastic, detail-oriented collaborator to be a key member of the Water Resources team. The Water Resources Planner will assist with interesting and challenging projects in this program area, an exciting opportunity to apply diverse technical and participatory skills in a large river basin context. The position will participate as part of a highly collaborative water resources team. Example activities include developing a watershed management plan to address Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the Lake Anna watershed, Virginia, updating the Potomac basin land prioritization tool, and conducting bi-annual webinars for land use decision-makers. More broadly, the position will assist with the implementation of various aspects of the Potomac Basin Comprehensive Water Resources Plan. This position will also be responsible for coordinating DWSPP to include planning and executing quarterly meetings, administering the partnership, and designing and implementing associated educational events (in person and virtually).

Successful candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage and coordinate large groups of diverse stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated understanding of applied water resources principles and concepts related to source water protection, emerging contaminants, water supply, water quality, and/or hydrology;
  • Proficiency with GIS and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
  • Effectively uses statistical methods, numerical models, and other techniques to analyze data;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical audiences, both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop program budgets and workplans and prepare periodic program reporting documents; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship and collaborative management of resources.

Compensation range is $75,000-$87,750 and is commensurate with experience.

Preferred Education: Master’s degree in water resources, environmental planning, a physical science, or a closely related field and five years of relevant experience.

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.

Please send an electronic copy of cover letter and resume to by 5:00 PM on July 5, 2024.

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