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Watershed Protection Specialist - Temp

Portland Water District Summer Job Opportunity – Watershed Protection Specialist - Temporary Position $14 an Hour

Reports to: Source Protection Coordinator. May periodically receive direction from the Education Coordinator, Water Resources Specialists, and the Environmental Educator.

Interrelationships: Daily contact with Lake Office staff, lake visitors, and watershed and service area residents.    

Independent Action: Carry out environmental sampling and analysis programs. Conduct boat launch and environmental site inspections. Develop and prepare outreach resources. Participate in education and outreach initiatives and development of materials. Interact with the public to educate them about source protection principles. Perform administrative tasks as assigned.

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Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed Employment Opportunities

Learn more about employment opportunities with the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed. To apply for one of the open positions listed below, please:

  1. Click on the position title below to learn more about the role & application requirements.
  2. Fill out this application form, and include it in the materials you submit for application.

We are seeking Courtesy Boat Inspectors (CBIs) for the 2021 summer season. With the majority of new aquatic plant infestations stemming from “hitchhiking” plant fragments carried on boats and trailers, the CBI Program is recognized by the State of Maine as the first line of defense against invasive aquatic species.

We are looking for local high school and college students who are at least 16 years of age to become members of our Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The purpose of the YCC is to reduce sources of pollution through our Slow the Flow program, completing shoreline stabilization and erosion control projects at selected sites.

We are seeking candidates to conduct research and remediation of invasive European Frog’s-Bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae) in Cobbossee Lake. Team members will collect and record data on current European Frog’s-Bit locations and densities, and assist in the development of best practices for removal and management.

We are looking for candidates to conduct aquatic plant surveys and invasive aquatic plant remediation in the Cobbossee Watershed. Team members will collect and record data on invasive aquatic plants, and assist with the removal process. The position includes opportunities to participate in trainings, educational activities and events.


program manager, 30 Mile River Association

The 30 Mile River Watershed Association is seeking applicants for the position of Program Manager to oversee and implement erosion-control and water quality programs including the Youth Conservation Corps, LakeSmart, water quality monitoring and more. 30 Mile is a nonprofit organization in Central Maine with the mission to work together for clean and healthy lakes, ponds and streams in our watershed. The Program Manager must be passionate about protecting our lakes, while having the technical and project management skills and experience to support our extensive programming.

Based out of 30 Mile's office in Farmington, Maine with some remote work optional, this is a full-time position with a flexible work schedule; occasional evening and weekend hours will be required. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include matching retirement, health care reimbursement and generous paid time off. 

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Maine DEP, Biologist III

This is professional services work in the identification of ecological hazards due to toxic contamination of the environment including, water, sediments and aquatic biota. Responsibilities include managing the Surface Water Ambient Toxics Program; providing aquatic toxicology, chemistry, and pharmacology research; conducting investigations; collecting samples; collecting and analyzing data; writing reports; and making policy and management recommendations. Supervision may be exercised over others providing research and analysis assistance. Work is performed under administrative direction. To learn more and to apply online (by May 3), click here.