Environmental Program Manager I or II

Association of Clean Water Administrators Published: December 21, 2022
Washington, D.C.
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Policy / Program Management / Legal

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As the national voice of State and Interstate water programs since 1961, the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) strives to protect and restore watersheds to achieve “clean water everywhere for everyone.”

Originally known as the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators, the Association of Clean Water Administrators is a national, nonpartisan professional organization. Association members are the State, Interstate and Territorial officials who are responsible for the implementation of surface water protection programs throughout the nation.

In addition to serving as a liaison among these officials, the Association facilitates their communication with the Federal government and promotes public education. Long before the enactment of the Clean Water Act, State and Interstate professionals were working to protect and improve water quality. They continue to lead the way in creating and realizing a vision for clean water in America.


The Environmental Program Manager I or II position reports to and supports the Executive Director in the development and implementation of the Association’s mission and policies. The ideal candidate has working knowledge of Clean Water Act programs such as  NPDES permitting and Water Quality Standards; is versed in water quality topics like nutrient pollution; understands government affairs and water quality stakeholders; and has experience with project management.

  • Job Location: Combination of In Person at ACWA’s Washington, DC Office and Telework Opportunities
  • Travel: Some travel is required for the purpose of meeting with stakeholders and for various Association meetings.


The Environmental Program Manager I or II position is accountable for accomplishing program objectives and will manage multiple projects along with other ACWA priorities. The individual will both implement projects and develop project budgets, monitor financial reports, and propose budget revisions. In addition, this position plans and leads ACWA workshops and contributes to ACWA’s membership services and programs, weekly newsletter, website, and other communications. This position is responsible for several federal grant-supported tasks and priorities.  This individual will serve as a liaison to ACWA’s Members, task forces, and committees, which may require meeting scheduling, distributing announcements and technical developments, and facilitating webcasts or committee meetings. The position is expected to attend and support ACWA’s Mid-Year and Annual meetings, represent the Association at stakeholder meetings and events as needed or requested, collaborate with all ACWA employees, and support ACWA’s core values and professionalism.


  • Post-Graduate Degree (Masters, Doctoral, JD). JD preferred.
  • Documented experience successfully performing in this or similar positions.
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles and/or  Environmental law, policy, and regulation.
  • Ability to work independently and on small or large teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, adapt to workflow changes, efficiently organize tasks with or without direction, and prioritize responsiveness to ACWA Members.
  • Experience with professionally communicating and interacting with all levels of internal employees and external stakeholders on broad, technical, or sensitive topics.
  • Research and analysis skills to address Member and stakeholder questions or concerns.
    Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.


Salary is competitive and dependent on experience. Classification as an EPM I or II is dependent upon experience, education, and expertise. ACWA also offers comprehensive and competitive health, life, and dental insurance for full time employees. ACWA will not reimburse relocation costs. 

  • Salary Range: 
    • EPM I:     $54611 to $81917
    • EPM II:   $68264 to $102397

To Apply

Qualified applicants should click "Apply" below to email a cover letter, resume, and a writing/materials sample: Attn: Human Resources. 

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