Environmental Program Technician – Water Quality: Alaska

Agency
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Location
Soldotna, Alaska
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$21.66 hourly
Last Date to Apply
04/12/2021
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska/jobs/3035140/environmental-program-technician-pcn-18n21001
Description
Open to Alaska Residents Only. The duties of this position: Under general supervision, this position provides assistance to Environmental Program Specialists to monitor the health of waters in Southcentral Alaska. The incumbent will clean and organize gear and equipment prior to and after water quality sampling; assist in field collection of water quality data and samples; coordinate lab bottle orders; deliver samples within holding times to appropriate labs; and manage data for water quality sampling in the Division`s various databases and files. Our mission to Alaska: The Division of Water -Establishes standards for water cleanliness -Regulates discharges to waters and wetlands -Provides financial assistance for water and wastewater facility construction and waterbody assessment and remediation -Trains, certifies, and assists water and wastewater system operators monitors and reports on water quality -You will help fulfill the Division’s mission by assisting in monitoring water quality and organizing the data results. Why you should join our team: In your role, you will gain on-the-job training in conducting field work and data collection. By working alongside experienced staff you will learn how to implement a sampling plan, coordinate with laboratories, calibrate equipment and collect water quality samples. You will be outside a majority of the time enjoying Alaska's scenery and summer weather. Safety and other training opportunities are provided. Your working environment: You will work out of the Soldotna DEC office. The work includes field work several days per week on the Kenai River. These will all be day trips and may include working in rainy conditions. There may also be training events in Anchorage. Who we are looking for: Environmental Science: Knowledge of the interdisciplinary concepts, principles, theories, and methods of investigating the natural and physical environment, including examination of ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, plant science, zoology, mineralogy, oceanography, limnology, soil science, geology and physical geography, atmospheric, and other related sciences in the protection and improvement of the environment and its resources. Learning: Uses efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills; uses training, feedback, or other opportunities for self-learning and development. Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity. Integrity/Honesty: Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics. Interpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations See website for full description of position: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska/jobs/3035140/environmental-program-technician-pcn-18n21001
Qualifications
Open to Alaska Residents Only Special Notice: The applicant will be required to ride in a motorized river boat and in a state owned vehicle to conduct field work on the Kenai River several days per week during May - September including rainy conditions. Minimum Qualifications: One year of advanced clerical experience in a resource management or resource development organization; environmental oversight or evaluation organization; or organization responsible for the transport or storage of hazardous materials where the clerical duties included identifying environmental requirements and explaining programs or services. Substitution: Post-secondary education from an accredited college in Environmental or Natural Resource studies; a physical, biological or natural science; planning; or engineering will substitute for the required experience (3 semester hours/4 quarter hours equal one month).
Contact Person
Laura Eldred
Contact Phone
907-376-1855
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