This posting may be used to fill more than one Temporary Environmental Specialist 1 position in Brainerd. Recon sampling sites; Lead a crew of 1-4 students to sample approximately 50 sites per year for fish, invertebrates, habitat measurements, stream channel condition, and water chemistry in order to assess water quality of Minnesota's streams. Help maintain field equipment, train students, and keep field records. Enter and manage data on Agency computers; Calculate summary data for each monitoring site and conduct QA/QC. Assist in conducting preassessment reviews of data. Work hours are typically Monday - Thursday, 10 hour days with overnight travel.
A Bachelor's degree in water related science or environmental protection, or related field.
OR a technical environmental degree (e.g., Natural Resources Technology A.A.S.) AND one year of technical/professional-level environmental protection experience;
OR two years of technical/professional-level environmental protection experience. Ability to pass the MPCA fish identification test Ability to work with data using Microsoft Excel and Access
Valid Driver's License Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
Apply online at: http://www.mn.gov/careers. Search for Job ID# 28686