DEEP: seasonal research assistant - Water 02/24/12

Water Quality Monitoring

Description:  The Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Planning and Standardsí Monitoring Section anticipates having seasonal research assistant positions available to assist its Inland Ambient Water Quality Monitoring Program in bathing beach, river, and lake monitoring. These positions are based in Hartford and involve statewide field work as well as office duties.
Duties: Seasonal employees assist the permanent staff in performing tasks associated with various water quality monitoring and water resources planning functions.  A major activity during the summer months is monitoring water quality at state park bathing beaches and rivers. This includes sample collection in the field and preparation of samples for analysis in the Stateís Department of Public Health microbiology laboratory. Additional field duties may include the use and calibration of various water quality monitoring instruments and automated water-sampling equipment; collection and processing of biological samples; maintenance and cleanup of the laboratory, instruments, equipment, vehicles and boats. Office duties involve the organization of water quality data, data entry, GIS mapping, data analysis, literature searches and other work as necessary to implement water resource planning at DEEP.
Qualifications:  Applicants must have a valid driverís license and an excellent driving record. The ideal candidate would have college level course work and/or experience in one or more of the following; water quality monitoring, aquatic biology, limnology, ecology, microbiology, entomology, aquatic toxicity or environmental science, as well as proficiency with personal computers. Boating experience, mechanical ability, and ArcMap GIS experience would also be beneficial.
Pay Rate: Pay rate varies from $8.25 to $14.00 per hour depending on education and experience. There are no benefits or paid holidays.
Anticipated Length of Position:  Maximum of 1,040 hours (starting in May through August 30th, with the possibility of continuing working using up the maximum number of hours).
Hours per week:  Thirty-five (35) hours per week. Monday- Friday. 8:00 am- 3:30 pm (hours negotiable). Additional early morning and/or late night hours required when performing fieldwork.
To Apply: send Resume and Seasonal Employment Application to:
Chris Bellucci
Supervising Environmental Analyst
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
Planning and Standards Division
79 Elm Street, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Application Deadline: March 23, 2012
For further information contact
Tracy Lizotte at 860-424-3031 or 
Seasonal Employment Application - Word Form  PDF