Salary $2580 - $3030 Monthly
This position, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is primarily responsible for conducting chemical, physical, and biological monitoring activities in streams as assigned by the Monitoring Coordinator. The position involves independent fieldwork performed year round in all and any weather and flow conditions. Overnight travel is required, and the workweek may consist of irregular hours, including weekends and holidays. This position requires frequent physical exertion and regular heavy lifting. As a result of the nature of this position candidates must be above average swimmers.
- Effective use and maintenance of necessary analytical instrumentation
- Completion of sampling activities in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and in fulfillment of project Data Quality Objectives
- Creation, maintenance, and transference of accurate records, including a variety of data
- Field identification of critical fish species collected within the state
- Safe operation and maintenance of backpack and boat electroshocking units
- Coordination of monitoring activities with other monitoring personnel
- Proper selection of new monitoring sites as necessary
- Installation and maintenance of automated samplers as needed
- Assist with data entry
- Occasional duties include helping with educational programs
- Participation in educational events, including the successful communication and dissemination of technical information to individuals that do not share the same technical expertise
- Employees in this position will be occasionally required to effectively represent the Division at public and private meetings
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Basic knowledge of the causes, impacts, and prevention of major environmental problems affecting stream, lake, and wetland resources. Applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills as the job requires frequent contact with the public. Applicants must be detail oriented and able to work independently, both in the office setting and remotely. Proficiency with computers and contemporary software packages (particularly MS Windows and MS Office) is required. Experience with geographic information systems (GIS), Water Quality Standards, environmental statistics and non-point source pollution programs is preferred.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a physical, natural, biological, geological or hydrological science, engineering, environmental science, or environmental health.
Oklahoma City, OK
Submit application to Akia.Hankins@conservation.ok.gov or mail to: Human Resources, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, 2800 N. Lincoln Blvd, Suite 160, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4210.
February 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm.
||Summer Internship, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Water Quality Division
||1 position in Oklahoma City, OK and 1-2 positions in Bristow, OK
||6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Hours may vary and may often extend past 4:30 p.m. Weekly overtime is occasionally required.
||Completion of at least three (3) semesters of course work and a major or minor in the biological or environmental sciences is preferred.
Work will include the collection of water quality data using field meters; collection of water samples; collection of fish using seines and backpack electrofisher, pram and boat electrofishing gear; collection of stream habitat data.
Applicant must be willing to work in the field and be able to listen and follow instructions. Work often requires strenuous physical work in extreme weather conditions. Applicant must be willing and able to wear a backpack electrofishing unit, use a seine and carry equipment for extended distances. Requires ability to swim. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Overnight travel is necessary and frequent. Lodging expenses and per diem is paid for overnight trips. Most importantly, the applicant must be reliable, have a good work ethic and a desire to learn.
No experience is required, but preferred.
||Start date: May 12-27, 2014
End date: August 29th, 2014 or start of fall semester.
Mail or email a brief letter of interest, resume, and a transcript by Friday, February 28, 2014 to:
Oklahoma Conservation Commission
4545 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 11A
Oklahoma City, OK 73105