Join the NepRWA Team!

The NepRWA team encompasses diverse skills: scientists, naturalists, planners, lawyers, artists, and writers. All have a passion for the environment and are committed to improving the Neponset Watershed for everyone, including plants and wildlife!

NepRWA is an equal opportunity employer and applications are encouraged from candidates with a diversity of personal and professional backgrounds.

Our current openings:

Part-Time Green Infrastructure Specialist / Environmental Scientist

The Neponset River Watershed Association is the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting water, wildlife and land, and building community resilience in the 14 communities of the Neponset River Watershed located south and west of Boston.

Looking for a fun job, with a flexible part-time schedule, great colleagues, and a positive impact on protecting the environment? Join our team as part-time Green Infrastructure Specialist / Environmental Scientist or Engineer based in Canton, MA.


  • Works with communities to identify stormwater, green infrastructure (GI), and flood storage retrofit opportunities.
  • Helps prepare grant applications in partnership with municipalities for GI retrofit opportunity assessment, design and/or construction projects.
  • Manages project budgets and grant administration while facilitating communication among consultants, municipal staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Provides technical assistance to municipalities on illicit discharge detection and elimination best practices and other aspects stormwater compliance with the EPA municipal stormwater permit (MS4) compliance.
  • Provides field and technical support to other NepRWA staff as needed on issues related to stormwater, GIS, green infrastructure, flood impact reduction, habitat restoration, and climate adaptation.


  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil engineering, environmental science, landscape architecture, geography or a related field, or equivalent related experience.
  • Familiarity with stormwater management, green infrastructure and low impact development techniques, as well as the process of evaluating potential GI retrofit opportunities for a variety of site conditions, is strongly preferred.
  • Strong skills in desktop and mobile digital mapping systems (GIS) for data capture and analysis.
    Strong interpersonal communication skills (writing, speaking, presentation), and the ability to build positive relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience with project management, grant administration, and successfully coordinating a variety of internal and external project partners is preferred.
  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail and able to work independently.
    Comfortable with field data collection in all types of weather and terrain.
  • A genuine enthusiasm for the goals of reducing water pollution, protecting natural resources, and better preparing communities for climate change.

Schedule and Compensation
This is a permanent position with a part-time schedule (16-20 hours per week). The schedule is very flexible with some opportunity to work from home, but it does require being on-site at times for field assessment activities and participation in occasional evening or weekend events. Pay is
$25-$30 per hour depending on experience, and includes 11 paid holidays, sick time, and vacation, as well employer match toward retirement plan.

NepRWA is an equal opportunity employer and applications are encouraged from candidates with a diversity of personal and professional backgrounds.

How to Apply
To apply, send a resume, along with a cover letter outlining how the position would fit your interests and skills. Send responses to Ian Cooke, Executive Director via

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities.

Environmental Science Fellow

A 13-month full-time position for a recent college graduate designed to introduce them to the full range of NepRWA activities, including a leadership role in managing our volunteer-based water quality monitoring and River cleanup programs. Generally advertised in March or April for a May or June start.

This position is currently filled.

Every year NepRWA offers several seasonal internships or employment opportunities on a largely consistent schedule. Check back at the times indicated below for more information on these opportunities:

Greenways Interns

Work to open up the Neponset to public recreation including improving and extending the Neponset River Greenway, with a special focus on the Neponset’s environmental justice neighborhoods. These are two, part-time, paid summer internships that generally are advertised in March or April and run from June through August.

Water Quality Interns

Help with water quality monitoring and river science projects. These are two, part-time summer internships that may be paid or unpaid depending on available budget. They are generally advertised in March or April and run from June through August.