Biological Monitoring Technician-Minnesota

Agency
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Location
Brainerd, MN
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$16.50/Hour
Last Date to Apply
01/22/2019
Website
https://mn.gov/mmb/careers
Description
Assist in collecting fish, invertebrate, habitat, and water chemistry data in order to assess water quality of Minnesota's streams. Assist the field crew leader with development of the sampling schedule and day to day oversight of more junior staff members Prepare and calibrate field equipment prior to sampling events. Record and organize data in the field. Enter data into biological monitoring database and conduct quality assurance on the data. Ensure that quality assurance procedures are carried out according to SOP's (i.e. equipment calibrations, voucher specimens, repeat sample visits)
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: Incumbent must be enrolled in or graduated from a science related program for a 2 year associates or 4 year bachelor’s degree -Valid Driver's license -Must be able to travel up to 100% -Work hours are typically Monday - Thursday 10 hours per day with overnight travel Preferred Qualifications: One season of field experience sampling fish, invertebrates, water chemistry or habitat. Coursework in ichthyology, fisheries science, aquatic invertebrates, water chemistry, or aquatic ecology. Experience working with data using Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel Knowledge of water and boat safety. Ability to work in a team setting. Good communication skills. Physical Requirements: Be able to perform field work associated with monitoring projects. This includes driving a motor pool vehicle, loading/unloading vehicles and boats with field equipment, carrying equipment to sites, launching boats, or portaging canoes. Frequently may need to lift and carry approximately 50 pounds in the water or over land. Should be capable of moderate physical exertion in summer conditions. Apply at https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/ and search for Job ID# 28688
Contact Person
Chad Anderson
Contact Phone
218-316-3910
Contact eMail
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