Description of Work Duties:
The positions involve performing various activities to support water resources research and water quality investigations. Examples of duties that will be performed include, but are not limited to:
• Field sampling (physical, chemical and biological) of rivers, streams,lakes
• Assisting with post-processing of field water quality samples
• Equipment calibration and maintenance
• Data entry and review
• Assisting with Division activities as needed.
Overnight travel will be required. Moderate to heavy physical exercise including but not limited to: carrying field equipment, operating certain sample collection equipment, and wading for prolonged periods while working may be required. Experience with the operation of boats or other watercraft is a plus but not required. Familiarity with computers and application software is required. Knowledge of Microsoft© Word, Excel, Access, and ArcView is preferred, but not required. Basic knowledge of chemical and biological principles is a plus though not necessary. The position provides valuable job experience that will be beneficial in preparing the successful applicants for their professional career.
The OWRB will conduct interviews in March with the successful applicant beginning work in early May and continue through the summer. The OWRB will work to arrange work schedules with an applicant who can start working a minimum of 20 hours per week immediately.