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GCWIN is currently hiring for the 2020 Summer season

Position: Water Quality Program Coordinator-Field Technician

 

Reports To: GCWIN Executive Director

Part-Time Year Round: 20-30 hours per week, April through October. 10 hours per week, November through March

Starting Pay Range: $18 - $20/hour

Benefits: Workers compensation, spending allowance for waders, mileage and cell phone reimbursement

Location: 610 Center Drive. Grand Lake CO, 80447. Commutes all of Grand County (Winter Park, Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake, Kremmling)

Contact: Any questions please call 970-627-8162. Please send resume and cover letter to: Mary.price@gcwin.org

Closing Date: March 20th, 2020

 

Summary:

Grand County Water Information Network was founded in 2004 as a collaborative effort to enable better decision-making through science-based water quality monitoring, information sharing, and educational programming. The Water Quality Program Coordinator will need to be an energetic and independent worker, excited about water quality monitoring, data collection and management.  He/she will develop, implement, and manage the water quality monitoring programs for GCWIN in coordination with the Executive Director.  The Program Coordinator will ensure field equipment is in top operating condition and that data downloading and collection meets quality control standards. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Program management – ability to develop, implement and complete programs in a timely manner, within specified budget constraints with willingness to learn and adapt quickly, and juggle multiple responsibilities at once. Current programs are as follows: Stream temperature, Secchi, Temperature and Electric Conductivity, and River Watch.

  • In coordination with the Executive Director program management includes: writing scopes of work, budgeting for each program, equipment and technology management, and ensuring impeccable data quality.

  • Other program management may include: determination of monitoring site locations, selection of monitoring parameters, determining sampling frequency and finding laboratories to use for analyses.

  • Data management – organize and perform water quality data transformations by converting source data to standardized formats, ensuring that data quality, integrity, and completeness is maintained or improved. 

  • Field Equipment management – oversee and maintain all of GCWIN’s water quality monitoring equipment which includes calibrating, installing, operating, and troubleshooting.

  • Support Executive Director with water education programs and any other tasks that may not be listed here.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in natural resource management, watershed management, environmental science, or similar field of study preferred but not required.

  • Proficiency with data management and supporting software including Microsoft Excel.

  • Proficiency with maintenance and calibration of field equipment

  • Knowledge of water quality monitoring protocols, parameters, and sampling techniques.

  • Experience managing programs and leading staff.

  • Well organized and strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to lift 35 pounds and work safely in a variety of outdoor conditions.

  • Vision must be unimpaired or correctable to 20/20 and must possess normal color vision for the entire field season.

  • Able to work safely outdoors as about 80% of work is performed outdoors and able to determine when river/lake/weather conditions are unsafe and stop monitoring.

  • Safe boat handling skills as well as a strong swimmer.

  • Maintain and backup laptop computer.

  • Valid driver’s license and must have own vehicle that is reliable and with appropriate insurance.

  • Good interpersonal skills as the Program Coordinator may meet landowners or other people in the field who will want to know what is being done.  He/she must represent GCWIN well.

  • Able to work problems out in field and use good judgment to ask for help when necessary.

  • Able to pass a background check.

 

 

 

 

Position: Secchi Field Technician

Reports To: GCWIN Executive Director - Mary Price 

Part-Time/Seasonal: 5-12 hours per week, from about May through October

Starting Pay Range: $16.00 - $16.50 per hour

Contact: Mary Price by phone (970)-627-8162 or email. Please send resume to mary.price@gcwin.org

Closing Date: April 30th, 2020

 

Summary:

Executes Secchi monitoring program for GCWIN along with Lead Field Technician. Ensures field equipment is in top operating condition and that data collection meets quality control standards.  The Secchi Field Technician is responsible for installing, operating, calibrating, and pulling all field equipment.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Secchi Monitoring Program:

    • 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from about May through October

    • Boat driving and navigation to specific site locations

    • Visit each of the 7 sites on Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Reservoir to take Secchi measurements, composite chlorophyll samples, underwater photographs, and Sondes readings for T, pH, Turbidity, Specific Conductivity, and DO.

    • Bi-weekly Sondes calibrations and calibration checks

  • If needed, support with other water quality monitoring programs and/or environmental education programs and any other duties that may not be listed here.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. 

  • Ability to lift 35 pounds and work safely in a variety of outdoor conditions as about 95% of work is performed outdoors.

  • Adhere to Secchi monitoring procedures, equipment calibration, and data downloading in the field under sometimes adverse conditions.

  • Vision must be unimpaired or correctable to 20/20 and must possess normal color vision for the entire field season. The essential commands of the job require you to lower a 20cm disk with alternating black and white quadrants into the water until it can no longer be seen.  This depth of disappearance, called the Secchi depth, is a measure of transparency of the water.  In addition, detection and assessment of the water color is also required (ex. brown, blue-green, yellow etc.).

  • Valid driver’s license and must have own vehicle that is reliable with appropriate insurance.

  • Evaluate when river/lake/weather conditions are unsafe and stop monitoring.

  • Safe boat handling skills as well as a strong swimmer.

  • Proficiency with Excel and Outlook, and ability to do data entry and manage files.

  • Maintain and backup laptop computer.

  • Well-organized and strong attention to detail– this is critical for following field procedures and data file management.

  • Good interpersonal skills as the Field Technician may meet landowners or other people in the field who will want to know what is being done.  Field Technician must represent GCWIN well.

  • Able to work problems out in the field and use good judgment to ask for help when necessary.

  • Be able to pass a background check.