Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

Job Opening: Peconic Estuary Protection Committee Coordinator Position

The Peconic Estuary Protection Committee is looking for a Coordinator. Please click here for a full job description and instructions on how to apply.

Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2017.  Candidates should be prepared to supply references upon request and attend an interview in Riverhead, New York if contacted.

The Peconic Estuary Protection Committee (PEPC) was formed by an Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) on January 1, 2015 between the:  County of Suffolk; Town of Brookhaven; Town of East Hampton; Town of Riverhead; Town of Shelter Island; Town of Southampton; Town of Southold, Village of Greenport, Village of North Haven, Village of Sag Harbor, and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).

The PEPC recognizes the importance of the Peconic Estuary as a vital coastal ecosystem essential to the environmental and economic well-being of the people in the surrounding communities and as an “Estuary of National Significance” as designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”).

The goals of the PEPC are as follows:

  • To improve the water quality of the Peconic Estuary to help assure that all waters of the estuary consistently meet water quality standards for bathing, swimming and fishing;
  • Improve the water quality of the Peconic Estuary to help assure that areas currently closed to shellfishing once again be classified as an area suitable for the harvesting of shellfish for human consumption;
  • Help restore and enhance the surrounding tidal wetlands that serve to cleanse ecosystems; provide marine food production and wildlife habitat;
  • Offer opportunities for education, research and recreation; provide flood and storm control; and offer open space and aesthetic appreciation;
  • Help control and reduce point and nonpoint source pollution affecting the Peconic Estuary and its environs;
  • Assist in the achievement of compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations which affect the Peconic Estuary in a coordinated and cost effective manner; and
  • Help coordinate local coastal regulations so as to maximize protection and enhancement efforts to improve the Peconic Estuary, its tributaries and

Brief Description of Coordinator Responsibilities:

The position is a part-time Coordinator for the PEPC, responsible for working with the committee to facilitate coordination and leveraging of resources, planning, grant writing and providing technical expertise. The Coordinator will report to the committee.

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