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SMC Water Quality Intern

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County 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 background in water quality related work? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: SMC Water Quality Intern (1 position available) Location: Libertyville, Illinois
Salary: $15/hour
Term: not to exceed 999 hours

Job Summary: Assist with all Aspects of Water Quality Monitoring Programs and Inspections

The Water Quality Intern will help with aspects of water quality monitoring programs, end of pipe site sampling, including preparing sampling materials and supplies, field work, and data management, and various administrative tasks in assistance to the Coordinators. Additionally, inspecting stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and construction activities. The position will assist in data analysis and the development of figures, maps, and tables for reports.

Office-related tasks for this position include helping prepare for and attend upcoming meetings (agendas, speaker/venue coordination), writing meeting minutes, coordinating with local board members, preparing spreadsheets, and other miscellaneous tasks. This position will assist with NPDES permits or correspondence from regulatory agencies and construction or post-construction storm water compliance plans such as Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SP3), SMPP’s, ILR10, NOI, NOT, etc. This position will also assist with water quality program elements and gather information to support reporting. The Water Quality Intern works with oversight of two watershed coordinators and the Lake County MS4 coordinator, providing the intern with a unique, hands-on, environmental science and local government experience.

Des Plaines River Watershed Workgroup Technical Coordinator

North Branch Watershed Workgroup Technical Coordinator

MS4 Stormwater Coordinator

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with:

  • Excellent organizational skills, experience working with data, and strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel, and
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize daily tasks to meet program goals
  • Strong communications skills; must be comfortable calling and speaking with people
  • Ability to work with and coordinate all types of people mixed together in a group setting
  • Science education and a passion for protecting and restoring water quality
  • Current/Valid Driver’s License
  • Desired experience: water quality monitoring, environmental based interests

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!

The intern candidate should be an undergraduate or graduate pursuing a degree in environmental science or a related field. Familiarity with environmental sampling and analysis techniques is desirable but not required. Self- motivation, reliability and the ability to work independently and follow specific sampling protocols are all critical, as is attention to safety procedures. Computer skills are necessary and having your own transportation is required, although a vehicle is available most of the time. Interns should be enthusiastic to work in the field with specialized equipment on uneven terrain and under adverse weather conditions (i.e. rain). To apply, you must go to the Lake County Website

To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit 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.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Location Libertyville, Illinois, United States Position Type Intern
Applications will be accepted until August 30. Tracking Code

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