SALARY: $10.00 - $12.00 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 04/25/11
CLOSING DATE: 05/13/11 05:00 PM
Status: part-time position
Pay: $10.00 - $12.00/hour depending on knowledge and experience
Hours: flexible, approximately 20 hours per week
Duration: June 1, 2011 through October 31, 2011
Purpose and goals of position
To acquire basic working knowledge of limnologal study of a eutrophic lake. To gain field experience in environmental sampling and analytical techniques.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
To collect in situ data (weekly) using Hydrolab and other field instruments, collect water samples periodically and submit to DEQ for analysis. Aggregate newly-acquired and historical water quality data and analyze for trends (oversight provided), monitor and sample algal populations, interpret results, conduct two aquatic macrophyte surveys. Provide outreach for lakeshore owners and park customers. Write end-of-season report summarizing data collected and trends (if any).
Two years college level education/experience in biology, botany, ecology, limnology, natural resources management, environmental science or closely related field; or any combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required performing the job.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities
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