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2019 Summer Stream Inventory Internships - Stormwater Management

Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, the goal of Lake County Government is to positively serve our residents while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a strong background in stream related field work? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: SMC Stream Inventory Intern (4 positions available)
Location: Libertyville, Illinois
Salary: $13.50/hour;
Job Summary: Responsible for performing a standardized river and stream inventory

The Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) is seeking 4 interns to work in the Lake Michigan and North Branch of the Chicago River Watersheds in 2019. These candidates will spend time in the field and office under the guidance of SMC staff. The inventory will assess channel conditions such as bank height, erosion problems, bank vegetation, lateral recession rates, hydraulic structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams, pipes and swales draining to the stream, land use and vegetative cover along the stream corridor, available habitat in the stream, and channel substrate and degree of sedimentation. Summary reports will be written after field data is complete.

Interns will work approximately 40 hours per week for up to 15 weeks. The desired start date is between April – May 15th. Class credit may be available for these internships; please check with your academic advisor. Questions should be directed to Jeff Laramy at jlaramy [at] lakecountyil [dot] gov or 847-377-7709.

To be successful in this position, candidates must possess a high level of attention to detail to record data accurately. Successful candidates must also be highly motivated and able to work as a team unsupervised for long periods of time. The candidates will possess the ability to work both inside and outside in variable conditions and be willing to engage in limited to moderately strenuous physical activity. Microsoft Office software will be used to analyze the data and summarize findings into a final report.

We are looking for candidates who are a graduate of, or current student in, a 2- or 4-year higher education program with an emphasis on water resource engineering, environmental science, biology or a related field. Experience with ESRI ArcGIS software is highly desirable but not required. Applicants must have their own transportation for traveling to and from field sites, a valid driver’s license, and satisfactory driving record.

Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County! To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission Website. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action visit our website to view videos. If you need assistance writing your resume we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing, and may include a pre-employment medical exam at a County-approved medical facility, at no cost to the applicant.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location Libertyville, Illinois, United States
Position Type Intern
Applications will be accepted until March 29, 2019

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