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Temp Field Technician - Water Quality

Tracking Code 15783

Job Description Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

About the Role: With minimal supervision, assists in field investigations and office activities relative to development and application of limnological and lake restoration principles. Job duties may include calibration and maintenance of sampling equipment, collection of water samples from lakes and streams, collection of water samples at beaches for bacteriological analysis, monitoring water quality parameters in lakes and streams, aquatic plant surveys, data entry, and other tasks as assigned. This is a seasonal position. Location: 500 West Winchester Road, Libertyville IL Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (7:00am - 5:00pm) Friday (7:00am - 4:30pm) FLSA STATUS: Hourly

Skills and Experience

  • Calibrates and maintains sampling equipment.
  • Collects water samples from lakes, streams and beaches for bacteriological analysis.
  • Prepares documentation for samples collected.
  • Monitors water quality parameters in lakes and streams.
  • Conducts aquatic plant surveys.
  • Performs data entry.
  • Assists in laboratory activities in support of the preparation and analysis of environmental samples.
  • Assists in office activities in support of the preparation and analysis of environmental samples.
  • Performs simple field tests.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Preference will be given to applicants currently enrolled in a two or four year program with an emphasis on environmental science, biology or closely related field.
  • Requires the ability to work both indoors and outdoors and in variable conditions.
  • This position also requires occasional exertion and moderately strenuous physical activity.
  • This position requires occasional interaction with Spanish speaking clients who have a limited understanding of the English language or who may speak only Spanish.

About the Perks: 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 the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us. If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video. 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. The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

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