Streamflow Monitoring Technician; Missoula, MT

Clark Fork Coalition
Missoula, MT
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
15/hour negotiable (~32 hours per week)
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The Clark Fork Coalition (CFC) seeks a Streamflow Monitoring Technician to complete streamflow monitoring and data entry/analysis for CFC’s instream flow restoration projects this summer. One of the ways that CFC works to restore the watershed is by purchasing and leasing water rights from landowners to ensure that tributary streams stay cold and connected to mainstem rivers during the driest times of the summer. This position will complete the monitoring required for these projects, primarily on private land. The Streamflow Monitoring Technician will assist with all stages of monitoring including setup of monitoring sites, data collection, equipment maintenance, and data entry and analysis. CFC monitors approximately 30 sites within 2 hours of Missoula, and this position involves extensive travel within the watershed. A personal vehicle will be required. All training for this position will be provided, after which the Streamflow Monitoring Technician will be expected to work solo in the field. This position will report to the Project and Monitoring Coordinator. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -Monitor streamflow, including travel to, installation and removal, monitoring, and documentation of streamflow on CFC project sites in the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Ninemile, and Upper Clark Fork watersheds -Use Excel to keep data organized and to complete data entry and analysis -Communicate with landowners frequently to get permission to access sites -Show commitment and professional enthusiasm for CFC’s work and mission -There may be additional opportunities to work on other restoration or CFC-related projects (optional) See the full job description at: Submit a cover letter and resume in a single PDF file by email by 11:59 pm MST Sunday, April 11 to: In your application, please include all personal and professional experience relevant to this position.
Required -Ability to walk on uneven ground and to wade in swiftly moving water Attention to detail -Ability to remain professional and efficient while working solo -Ability and desire to work in outdoor elements in remote locations, often without cell reception -Current driver’s license and personal vehicle -Working knowledge of MS Office programs, especially Excel Desired but Not Essential -Prior work, experience, or knowledge of hydrology, fisheries, ecology -Prior fieldwork experience
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Katie Racette
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