Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District

Forest Lake, Minnesota

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $16-$19/hr
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District (CLFLWD) has an opening for a Seasonal Technician. This is a full time, seasonal, position within a small collaborative office. The primary duties of this position include conducting erosion and sediment control inspections, writing and interpreting technical reports, and assisting with the administration of the permitting program. As part of a small collaborative team, this position will also have a variety of cross-functional secondary responsibilities supporting the District’s various programs including water monitoring, operations and maintenance, and aquatic invasive species management. This position will also assist with administrative tasks such as record keeping and Board meeting preparations as they relate to the permitting program.  Additional in-office and/or field duties as assigned.

Based on the CLFLWD’s  COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, District employees are presently operating on a hybrid work schedule. Some degree of in-office work is required, however most time for this position will be spent in the field or working remotely. This setup is subject to change.

The pay range for this position is $16 - $19/hr based on qualifications.

Minimum Requirements: Pursuing a Bachelors degree in environmental or natural sciences. Able to walk and carry equipment in rough terrain, and lift and carry approximately 50 pounds. Withstand outside exposures in most temperatures and weather conditions, and possible construction noise. Maintain a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and insurance approved by the District; provide a private automobile on a daily basis for use in carrying out District business.

Desired qualifications: Bachelors degree in environmental or natural sciences. Knowledge of watersheds, storm water management, and/or natural resources management. Knowledge of local government operations and regulations. EL1001 or ED3001 Certifications from the University of Minnesota or similar certifications. Professional or Educational experience with monitoring and sampling equipment, procedures, software and data management desired. Knowledge or experience with Microsoft Office, financial management tracking tools, GIS, and/or database management. Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability and experience working with diverse stakeholder groups. Experience writing and/or interpreting technical reports and legal documents. Able to work on some evenings and weekends.  

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Call 651-395-5855 or email for additional information.  If interested, please submit completed application and cover letter to  Position open until filled.

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