The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District has a pair of job openings for temporary Water Quality Assistants. One position is for two years, the other runs from May to August.
Pay for the two-year opening starts at $14 an hour for 30-40 hours per week, including some nights and weekends. Education qualifications are either 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.
Water quality assistants provide technical support and assistance in the protection, improvement and management of the surface waters within the Minnehaha Creek Watershed 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
Applications for the two-year position must be submitted by Tuesday, Feb. 19; applications for the summer slot must be received by March 16.
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District covers approximately 181 square miles, including Minnehaha Creek, Lake Minnetonka, the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes and Minnehaha Falls. The watershed district is charged by state law to protect, improve and manage water resources. It does so through scientific research and monitoring, public education, cost-share grant programs, permitting and collaborative efforts with the 27 cities, two townships and two counties (Hennepin and Carver) that are in the District.