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Detention Basin Intern

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) is working with a variety of local partners on watershed planning in the Manitou Creek and Fish Lake Drain Watersheds in Lake County. One step in the planning process is to collect and analyze field data that is used to make site-specific recommendations in watershed plans. Do you have a strong background in environmental related field work? If so, this position could be for you.

The Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) is seeking an intern to perform detention basin inventories in the Fish Lake Drain and Manitou Creek Watersheds in 2022. During the inventories the candidate will measure and assess current basin conditions, note maintenance and retrofit needs, and identify opportunities to improve the water quality, flood mitigation and habitat functions of the basins. The candidate will spend approximately 85% of their time in the field and the remainder in office under SMC staff guidance.

The candidate 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; please check with your academic advisor. Questions should be directed to Jeff Laramy at 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 able to work alone unsupervised for long periods of time. The candidate will work both inside and outside in variable conditions and engage in limited to moderately strenuous physical activity.

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. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. County vehicles will be available for field use. V

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.

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Job Location Libertyville, Illinois, United States
Position Type Intern Salary 16.00 USD
Applications will be accepted until April 22, 2022

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