You will assist professional staff as a field crew leader, implementing monitoring programs for lakes and rivers in the remote backcountry of Alaskas southwestern National Parks and Preserves, including Katmai and Lake Clark. Some specific duties include the following:
· Collect various types of hydrologic data in the field using standard methods, practices and procedures.
· Use judgment to adjust the methods, practices and procedures, when necessitated by conditions in the field.
· Calibrate, program, operate and troubleshoot electronic water quality/quantity data recording devices.
· Conduct basic maintenance and ensure equipment is in proper working order.
· Use computer software, including hydrologic database software, to input, retrieve, organize and summarize data.
· Undertake quality control procedures to identify gaps and inconsistencies in data.
· Produce preliminary reports and give oral presentations summarizing routine phases of water quality investigations.
· Work with diverse individuals under a variety of conditions, including remote wilderness settings.
· Lead field crews to safely conduct water quality/quantity monitoring.
· At the GS-07 level you will also conduct basic statistical and spatial analyses.
For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Michael Shephard at 907-644-3681.