Seasonal Field Technician

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Position Summary: The Seasonal Field Technician position for Rogue Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Monitoring Program is crucial in implementing our water quality monitoring of waterways in the Rogue basin. During the summer, Rogue Riverkeeper samples and tests for E. coli bacteria in local waterways to track long-term watershed health, inform the public as to where it is safe to recreate, and inform future management decisions. Rogue Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Monitoring Program works in conjunction with multiple partner organizations to inform the public of where it is safe to recreate in the Rogue River Basin through the Swim Guide webpage. In its tenth season, the Water Quality Program has become a reliable source of information regarding recreation in waterways throughout the Rogue Basin.

The Seasonal Field Technician will work with Rogue Riverkeeper staff to implement and manage the summer water quality monitoring program. The primary tasks of the Technician will be to collect and analyze water samples, maintain and operate lab equipment, coordinate and manage volunteers, and communicate results to the public via our Swim Guide site & app. The Technician will receive training in all sample collection and lab procedures. This position requires a valid driver’s license and access to a private vehicle to use for field work. This position requires a significant amount of driving and time spent outdoors. Computer tasks can be done remotely. The Seasonal Field Technician must be consistent and reliable in their work and commitment to perform tasks. Additional responsibilities and duties may be available for the technician depending upon their interest, skills, and availability.

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