Biological Monitoring Technician-Minnesota

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
St. Paul, MN
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
This posting may be used to fill more than one Temporary Pollution Control Technician position in St Paul. Assist in fish, invertebrate, habitat measurements, and water chemistry 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 Obtain water samples for laboratory analysis Conduct habitat assessments Record and organize field data Ensure that quality assurance procedures are carried out according to SOP's (i.e. equipment calibrations, voucher specimens, repeat sample visits)
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 with two years of course work in biology, ichthyology, fisheries science, aquatic invertebrates, water chemistry, botany or aquatic ecology or related course work with field experience. Ability to work with data using Microsoft Excel and Access 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 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 online at and seach Job ID# 28675
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Aaron Onsrud
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