She also mentions that "in case folks want some additional information, here is an article that my alma mater did on me and my current position: http://www.law.buffalo.edu/
features/faces_voices/ meyers08.html " In case of questions, feel free to contact Tina Meyers directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper
Blue Water Baltimore is currently hiring a Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper. Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper is a program of Blue Water Baltimore and a member program of Waterkeeper Alliance. The Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper serves as the voice of the Patapsco River. Part scientist, teacher, and law officer, every Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper program combines firsthand knowledge of the waterway with an unwavering commitment to the rights of their community and to the rule of law. Whether they are on the water tracking down polluters, in a courtroom advocating for stronger enforcement of environmental laws, rallying community support in town meetings, or in a classroom educating young people, Waterkeepers speak for the waters they defend.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter by September 5th to email@example.com.
Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER (BHWK) is a program of Blue Water Baltimore
(BWB), a member program of Waterkeeper Alliance. The WATERKEEPER serves as
the voice of the Patapsco River. Part scientist, teacher, and law officer, every
WATERKEEPER program combines firsthand knowledge of the waterway with an
unwavering commitment to the rights of their community and to the rule of law. Whether
they are on the water tracking down polluters, in a courtroom advocating for stronger
enforcement of environmental laws, rallying community support in town meetings, or in
a classroom educating young people, Waterkeepers speak for the waters they defend.
Currently, the WATERKEEPER program is a two person program, staffed with a
Waterkeeper/Legal Director and a Water Quality/Field Manager.
1. Investigator: conduct patrols of the River (via water, air, car…), investigate,
report, track, and follow up on pollution incidents. Respond to reporting hotline.
2. Scientist: conduct monitoring of river and stream water-quality.
3. Advocate: review enforcement of existing laws to protect the waterways;
advocate for stronger laws/ regulations/ permits to protect the waterways. This
includes, but is not limited to:
a. Review permit (and other) compliance
b. Comment on new or updated permits and regulations
c. Attend public meetings
d. Provide written or oral testimony in legislative matters
4. Enforcer: compile facts to support enforcement actions where appropriate;
manage enforcement action with outside counsel, Board of Directors/Litigation
5. Outreach: talk to the public about their right to clean water, the work of the
WATERKEEPER program, and what citizens can do to protect their rights and
protect clean water.
6. Grant Writing & Management: explore new grant and other fundraising
opportunities, draft & manage grants related to WATERKEEPER programs,
interact with WATERKEEPER funders, plan WATERKEEPER events.
7. Represent BWB for business meetings and presentations as appropriate.
8. Participate in national and regional affiliations: BHWK is a member of: (1)
Waterkeeper Alliance (WKA), the licensing organization for all Waterkeepers,
and (2) Waterkeepers Chesapeake (WKC), a coalition of Waterkeeper
organizations in the Chesapeake region. Participation in these groups requires
attendance of WKA and WKC annual meetings; participate on listserv,
conference calls, and regional efforts.
Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper: Job Description
At Blue Water Baltimore, the Waterkeeper is a member of the Senior Management Team
and is responsible for managing the Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER program. The
Waterkeeper reports to the Executive Director and staffs the Board of Directors’
Litigation & Advocacy Committee.
1. Demonstrated passion and commitment for preserving the environment.
2. Bachelors or advanced degree from an accredited college or university. Law
3. Minimum of 5 years of experience and background with water-quality and
advocacy issues (experience in urban area preferred).
4. Strong understanding of legal and regulatory framework surrounding water issues.
5. Familiarity with Waterkeeper model and movement preferred.
6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
a. The ability to understand and translate information for all audiences;
clarity, crispness and effectiveness in written and oral presentation.
b. Must be an engaging public speaker.
7. A demonstrated ability to interact effectively with lawmakers and elected
8. A working style that is organized.
9. Ability to think creatively and strategically.
10. Ability to work effectively independently and within a “team” environment;
develop open communication with the Executive Director, staff, Board
committees, donors, volunteers, partners, and others.
11. Boating experience preferred, but not required.
12. Proficient in the use of MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and
The position is located at the office of the Blue Water Baltimore, at 3545 Belair Rd.
Computers, work space and communication equipment is furnished.
Salary and Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Health and retirement benefits available.
Please send inquiries, C.V., and desired salary range by September 5th, 2013 to: