|SEASONAL WATER MONITORING TECHNICIAN|
|Organization||Washington Conservation District|
Equal Opportunity Employer
|MAEE Partner||Washington Conservation District|
Equal Opportunity Employer
SEASONAL WATER MONITORING TECHNICIAN – 1 POSITION POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
LOCATION: Washington Conservation District - Oakdale, MN
CLASSIFICATION: Seasonal Technician (No benefits)
SALARY RANGE: $16-$19/hr DOQ
HOURS/DAYS: Normal business hours (40-hours per week)
STATUS: Seasonal, non-exempt
TERM: Spring-Fall – 4-6-month position, depending on workload.
The Washington Conservation District (WCD) seeks a self-motivated individual to monitor and assess lake and
stream water quality in Washington County, Minnesota.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
1. Assist with the manual collection of lake and stream water quality data.
2. Assist with the installation, operation, and maintenance of automated water monitoring equipment.
3. Assist with measuring stream flow and developing stage-to-discharge relationships.
4. Assist with water monitoring data summaries and storage.
5. Other duties as needed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants will possess, or be actively pursuing, a bachelor’s degree in
Biology, Hydrology, Limnology, Water Resources, Environmental Science or related natural resources field. Must
have the ability to walk on uneven terrain associated with natural areas, be willing to work outdoors in extreme
weather conditions, and be able to wade in small streams and wetlands. Canoeing skills are required and the
applicant must demonstrate the ability to single-handedly portage a canoe and load and unload a canoe from the
top of a truck. Must be proficient in verbal and written skills and possess the ability to work independently. Must
be proficient with various computer software, including spreadsheet and database programs. Must have a valid
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with conducting in-stream flow measurements and developing stage
discharge relationship. Experience with Global Water, ISCO, Campbell Scientific, Solinst, and other automated data
loggers and automated water quality samplers. Experience with storing, summarizing and analyzing data,
specifically water quantity and water quality data.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves office (10-20%) and outside field work (80-90%). Frequent position changes;
lifting, pushing, and pulling more than 50 pounds on a regular basis (17 ft aluminum canoe, deep cycle batteries,
5-liter jugs of water, etc.); exposures not limited to heat, cold, and wet conditions; and use of the senses of sight
and smell are necessary in this work. Equipment used include, but not limited to, general office equipment
including computers, printers, and telephone, and field equipment such as water monitoring instruments, tablets,
and laptop computers.
SELECTION TECHNIQUE: Finalists for the interview process will be determined after initial screening and
assessment of relevant qualifications and experience. Applicants selected for the interview process will be
contacted directly by the Washington Conservation District.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Erik Anderson at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. March 5th, 2023.
CONDITIONS OF ANNOUNCEMENT: Washington Conservation District reserves the right to change the content of
this announcement without notification and may at any time withdraw the announcement.
REPORTS TO: The Water Resource Specialist for daily assignments and the District Manager on a regular basis.