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Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP)

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What is LINAP?

LINAP is a multiyear initiative to reduce nitrogen in Long Island's surface and ground waters by DEC, the Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC), and Suffolk and Nassau counties, with input from multiple partners and stakeholders. More information about LINAP is available below and on the pages under the "Important Links" section on the right side of this page.

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Position Available: Program Manager for Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan

The Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) is hiring a part-time Program Manager for New York State's Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP). Below is a summary of the position description. Please share this posting with potential candidates. The deadline for submitting a letter of interest and resume is March 9, 2018.

The LINAP Program Manager (PM) will provide overall program coordination, administration and short and long-term planning for LINAP in cooperation with the LINAP Project Management Team (LIRPC, NYSDEC Central Office and Region 1, Suffolk and Nassau Counties). In coordination with NYSDEC, the PM will interact with representatives of local, state and federal governments, elected officials, businesses, members of the local news media, universities and environmental and economic development organizations and others. The PM will help develop and implement initiatives in coordination with and as prioritized by the LINAP Project Management Team with a focus on those that will reduce nitrogen loads from stormwater, fertilizer, and wastewater. The PM will be assisted by the LIRPC's Deputy Executive Director and will be overseen by the Executive Director and ultimately the LIRPC's members and chair. The PM will work closely with the NYSDEC LINAP staff.

The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in science, engineering, or public policy (with a background in science or engineering) and at least five years of progressively responsible full-time technical or professional experience in the sciences, engineering or public policy. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, along with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, while exercising tact and diplomacy in the mediation of disparate opinions is required.



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Recent Articles

The summer 2017 issue of the New York Water Environment Association's (NYWEA) ClearWaters magazine was dedicated to LINAP. Articles by DEC, LIRPC, Nassau and Suffolk counties, consultants and researchers cover topics such as the LINAP structure, completed and ongoing projects, and new technology. Several of the articles are available for download on NYWEA's webpage, or a complete copy of the magazine can be ordered (a direct link is in the "Links Leaving DEC's Website" section on the right-hand column of this page).


The primary goals of LINAP are to:

  • Identify sources of nitrogen to surface waters and groundwater
  • Establish nitrogen reduction endpoints
  • Develop an implementation plan to achieve reductions

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