Water Quality Monitor: Connetquot River State Park Preserve

New York State Parks
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
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Position Type: Full time temporary Summer Seasonal Position. Work week will be weekdays, Monday – Friday, approximately 40 hours per week. Travel percentage is approximately 50%. Anticipated work dates are May 11th, 2023 through September 29th, 2023. Background & Mission of the Program: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) is seeking resumes of qualified individuals to support the Division of Enviornmental Stewardship in Long Island. To ensure public safety, State Park beaches are monitored at least once per week during the swimming season to ensure protection of public health. The individual selected will interact with a highly experienced team of professionals and will participate in water quality sampling, monitoring, and other stewardship related tasks. Funded by the BEACH Act grant, this position will be located on Long Island and collect bathing beach water samples from Long Island State Parks. The main purposes are to (1) coordinate the Long Island water quality monitoring program and (2) meet state and federal laws regarding monitoring and notification. Required Skills/Abilities: • Must possess Driver’s license with a clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from work locations. • Able to follow standard operating procedures. • Able to work outdoors in extreme conditions (long hours, inclement weather, heat, humidity, cold, biting insects). • Perform work on unpaved, uneven surfaces (tripping hazards). • Perform work in, on, and around water (rivers, lakes, oceans, etc.). • Must be able to stand, bend, sit, lift, and drive. • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications: • Experience performing water quality sampling. • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills with attention to detail. • Microsoft Office experience is preferred. • Able to work independently and as part of a team. • Ability to work early hours and interact with the public professionally. • Excellent communication, data management, technical writing, and creative problem-solving skills. • Completed or pursuing a degree in biology, environmental science, natural resources, or related field is preferred.
Job Duties: • Person will need to be available for early (6AM – 7:30AM) start time. • Collect water quality samples from Long Island Region beaches and pools and deliver samples to PACE Analytical laboratory in Melville, NY. • Coordinate resampling and rainfall monitoring with lab and parks. • Complete sampling field reports and lab paperwork. • Enter field reporting and rainfall data and ensure submission to the Albany Water Quality Unit. • Complete regional or park operational/stewardship tasks in afternoons and on most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Performance of water quality sample collection • Other tasks are assigned as needed to support new projects and individual professional development.
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Yuriy Litvinenko
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