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Water Quality Field Technician

Job Description Location: 500 West Winchester Road, Libertyville IL

Hours: Monday (5am - 3pm) Tuesday & Wednesday (7am - 5pm) Thursday (7am - 4;30pm)This position will run from May 13th to September 6th 2019.

Summary: 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.

Required Skills

  • 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.

Environmental Factors The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat.
  • The employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, toxic/caustic chemicals, etc.
  • Employees may be exposed to excessive dust, mold or mildew.
  • Ability to perform duties both outside and inside in varying conditions including extreme heat, extreme cold and wet and/or humid, etc.
  • Employees may work in high precarious places and small, cramped or confined spaces.

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.

Job Location Libertyville, Illinois, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular Salary 15.34 - USD

Applications will be accepted This position is subject to close at anytime

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