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Stony Brook University
Job Description

Watershed Manager

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Three (3) years of professional administrative experience. Knowledge of watershed / groundwater pollution issues. Demonstrated public speaking skills. Ability to use Excel and Microsoft Office. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in fields of engineering, environmental sciences, or environmental policy. Experience with or knowledge of nitrogen-removing Innovative/Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. Three (3) years of experience in grant related administration. Experience with database creation and management. Ability to complete maps in ARC-GIS. In-depth knowledge of environmental engineering, water resources management, and wastewater treatment.

Brief Description of Duties:

The New York State Center for Clean Water Technology is hiring a Watershed Manager to assist the Sagaponack and Georgica Pond communities of eastern Long Island, NY, with accelerating the installation of nitrogen-removing septic systems that are maximally protective of the environment. In collaboration with The Peconic Land Trust, the Watershed Manager will utilize the resources of the Center for septic upgrades and watershed planning as the next step in comprehensive ecosystem restoration for Sagaponack Pond and Georgica Pond. The Watershed Manager, working under the auspices of a NYS licensed professional engineer, will be responsible for accelerating the upgrading of septic systems by guiding homeowners through the process of individually upgrading their systems, ensuring that upgrades are maximally protective of groundwater. This process will include giving public presentations, engaging in onsite evaluations, working with engineering firms to develop site plans for advanced septic systems, interfacing with Department of Health Services, assisting with homeowner grant applications, interfacing with grant awarding entities and interfacing with septic installers. The successful candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent administrative skills in order to guide homeowners through the replacement phases of their septic system. If successful, the Watershed Manager can extend responsibilities to other watersheds within New York State. The successful incumbent will have excellent interpersonal , public presentation and superior writing skills.


  • Present to groups of homeowners and meet with homeowners individually to inform and educate with regard to upgrading septic systems and gather information regarding individual properties and existing systems.
  • Attend meetings with The Peconic Land Trust to share information and resources regarding the watershed and homeowners to create a shared, geographic information system (GIS)-based watershed tracking system.
  • Create the shared geographic information system (GIS)-based database of all homes in the Sagaponack Pond and Georgica Pond watersheds and conduct desktop evaluations of each home that will focus on groundwater characteristics and available survey information, continually updating the GIS-based database as homes are upgraded and as any developments related to nitrogen loading occur.
  • Work with engineers and CCWT to identify the innovative and alternative septic system configurations that will be as environmentally protective as possible while remaining cost-effective and minimally disruptive on a parcel-by-parcel basis.
  • Review septic system options with homeowners, translating the science of septic technology, groundwater transit, and onsite installations for homeowners. Provide homeowners with a list of reputable engineers and installers and collect bids for work from engineers and installers.
  • Advise and assist with grant applications to the Town, County, and State to pay for installations.
  • Ensure the entire septic upgrade program for Sagaponack Pond is moving forward promptly by monitoring progress versus schedule on a lot-by-lot basis for the entire watershed.
  • Monitor performance of systems to assure optimal performance of systems by coordinating monitoring of installed systems with sampling teams and installers of nitrogen sensors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Notes:

The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of start date.

Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

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Job Number: 2203573
Official Job Title: Project Staff Assistant
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting Start Date: Oct 21, 2022
Posting End Date: Nov 20, 2022, 8:59:00 PM
Salary:$70,000 - $80,000
Appointment Type: Regular
Salary Grade:E99

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