We are seeking temporary Water Quality Monitoring Technicians to join our team in the Monitoring and Assessment section of the Water Quality Planning bureau. The Monitoring Technicians are responsible for assisting pre-field work, such as calibration and maintenance of devices, inventory and requisition of field season equipment, and distribution of equipment to project leads; field work, such as assisting in various chemical, biological and physical sampling procedures; and non-field work efforts such as data entry, transporting samples, and gathering supplies.
At the Department of Environmental Quality, our ultimate goal is to champion a healthy environment for a thriving Montana. DEQ employees are the heart of our organization. We value the people and invest in their professional growth, promoting a culture of cross-agency collaboration as we find solutions to the environmental challenges we face. DEQ values – leadership, accountability, customer service, efficiency, excellence, and decision making – are fundamental to our work. Come be a part of the Department of Environmental Quality!
Applications, including supplemental materials such as cover letter or resume, must be submitted through the State of Montana Careers site (https://statecareers.mt.gov/) by the closing date of the announcement. In your cover letter, describe how your education, knowledge and skills have prepared you for this position.
The Monitoring Technicians must be able to work long days in varying and sometimes unfavorable weather conditions, drive long distances across the State (alone or shared duties), maintain project budget, and assist in decision-making in regard to usage of resources. In addition, the Monitoring Technicians must be able to hike, carrying up to 40 lbs of sampling equipment, be comfortable in wilderness settings, with special consideration to safety, communicate effectively, and maintain personal gear.
Minimum requirements include at least one field season of relevant environmental monitoring and at least two years of science focused higher education. Applicants must be available and work from Helena in mid-May or beginning of June through October.
Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.