Western Long Island Soundkeeper
New Haven, CT or Larchmont, NY
Type of Job
Mar 10, 2022
About the job
This is a full time position, which will begin June 1, 2022, reporting to the Long Island Soundkeeper and based out of either of Save the Sound’s offices in New Haven or Larchmont. Boat/Field work will take place throughout Long Island Sound leaving from the homeport of Blackrock Harbor in Bridgeport, CT and at times Mamaroneck, NY with a primary focus on the Western Sound. The Western Sound runs from Bridgeport, CT to Port Jeff, NY and down to Queens, The Bronx and back up through Westchester County. The position is supervised by the Long Island Soundkeeper and will collaborate with Water Quality Team, the Legal Team and the Ecological Restoration Team.
The Soundkeeper Program actively patrols the Long Island Coastline from Plum Island to the East River. Boat days can be long with exposure to the elements and rough seas. Tracking down pollution sources by collecting water quality data and samples are primary duties associated with this position. Many issues are identified through citizen reports requiring frequent travel to diverse locations around the Sound. This work may involve launching a kayak from the patrol vessel to access shallow water discharge pipes. In addition, river patrols and stream walks may occur to identify inland pollution sources that drain to the Sound as well as potential habitat restoration projects and fish passage impediments. Job responsibilities are diverse and schedules are flexible within the 40 hour work week.
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