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Feb  2015


District seeks internship applicants

POSITION TITLE:       Water Quality Assistant


REPORTS TO: District Technician II


CLASSIFICATION:     Temporary, Seasonal Position (May – October) without benefits


HOURS:                       30-40 hours per week (Occasional Weekends and Evenings)


PAY:                            Starting at $11.00



Provide technical support and assistance in the protection, improvement and management of the surface waters within the District.  This position will involve assisting the Water Quality department with the operation and maintenance of a watershed wide monitoring program for lakes and streams.



-       Assist in planning, coordinating and conducting RPBCWD's streams and lakes hydrological data monitoring following quality control protocols to ensure efficient and effective data collection

-       Assuring that the hydrological data monitoring is completed in timely manner and within the guidelines of the RPBCWD’s water quality monitoring program

-       Managing large water quality data sets and assist in providing data interpretation

-       Assist in preparing an annual hydrological data report

-       Ability to develop and maintain a working knowledge of the District’s operations and policies

-       Ability to provide superior customer service and interaction in a friendly, professional manner

-       Willingly collaborates and assists watershed staff; provide directions to volunteers

-       Perform miscellaneous office duties as required

-       Assist with special projects and other responsibilities as assigned

-       Maintains a flexible attitude toward job responsibilities and procedural changes



-       A student who is currently enrolled or has recently graduated with a  bachelor’s degree in the field of natural resources, water resources, biological studies, environmental science, limnology, hydrology, civil engineering, or related field

-       Familiar with water quality QA-QC and water quality monitoring equipment (e.g.,YSI sonde)

-       Course work or experience with water quality monitoring and chemistry

-       Strong organizational, written, and oral communications skills

-       Ability to work well with a team and independently as needed

-       Must be proficient with MS Office Suite

-       Knowledge of ArcGIS



-       This position requires a valid driver’s license and good driving record

-       Ability trailer and launch a boat

-       Ability to lift and carry approximately 50 pounds over uneven surfaces and slopes

-       Working outdoors under all weather conditions

-       Installation of equipment in the field and in the water

-       Working in waters with waders


APPLICATION:           Mail or email with cover letter, references, and resume to:


Claire Bleser

Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District

14500 Martin Drive, Suite 1500

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

cbleser@rpbcwd.org - (952)607-6512


DEADLINE: Wednesday February 25, 2013 4:30pm

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