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    Summary

    Reclamation is seeking an Intern not-to-exceed looking for an opportunity to be a Student Trainee (Physical Sciences). Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

    Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

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    Responsibilities

    • Performs a wide variety of physical and chemical water quality tests; e.g., pH, electrical conductance, biological oxygen demand, chlorophyll-a, turbidity, bacteria, and total suspended solids. This includes using the following equipment: pH and conductivity meter, oxygen meter, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, turbidimeter, incubators, balances, and centrifuges.
    • Filters and prepares samples for determination of dissolved constituents.
    • Cleans and sterilizes glassware for chemical and biological determinations, and prepares reagents associated with assigned analyses.
    • Assists in the collection and measurement of reservoir waters including the operation of a multi-parameter sonde unit and the use of a deep sampler to collect water samples for laboratory analyses.
    • Assists in sample collection, preparation, and analysis. This involves representative water sample collection from water bodies, filtering, and proper preservation of samples. Serves as a deckhand/observer on the boat.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    03

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