Lake County Health Dept Water Quality Field Technician (Temporary) in Libertyville, Illinois

Water Quality Field Technician (Temporary)

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Job Description

Location: 500 West Winchester Road, Libertyville IL

Hours: (7:00am - 5:00pm) Monday - Thursday or Tuesday - Friday TBD

This position will run from May 2018 to September 2018.


With minimal supervision, assists in field investigations and office activities relative to development and application of limnological and lake restoration principles. Job duties may include calibration and maintenance of sampling equipment, collection of water samples from lakes and streams, collection of water samples at beaches for bacteriological analysis, monitoring water quality parameters in lakes and streams, aquatic plant surveys, data entry, and other tasks as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Calibrates and maintains sampling equipment.

  • Collects water samples from lakes, streams and beaches for bacteriological analysis.

  • Prepares documentation for samples collected.

  • Monitors water quality parameters in lakes and streams.

  • Conducts aquatic plant surveys.

  • Performs data entry.

  • Assists in laboratory activities in support of the preparation and analysis of environmental samples.

  • Assists in office activities in support of the preparation and analysis of environmental samples.

  • Performs simple field tests.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Required Experience

Education and/or Other RequirementsRequires a high school diploma or GED certificate. Preference will be given to applicants currently enrolled in a two or four year program with an emphasis on environmental science, biology or closely related field. Requires the ability to work both indoors and outdoors and in variable conditions. This position also requires occasional exertion and moderately strenuous physical activity. This position requires occasional interaction with Spanish speaking clients who have a limited understanding of the English language or who may speak only Spanish.

Job Location

Libertyville, Illinois, United States

Position Type



15.08 - USD

Applications will be accepted

This position is subject to close at anytime