The FUND for Lake George, a private, nonprofit science-guided advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the water quality and watershed of Lake George as a world-class natural resource, seeks a Program Associate. Overall duties shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
--Development, preparation, and implementation of science-guided activities to achieve The FUND for Lake George protection objectives for the lake and watershed.
--Collection, interpretation, and application of field, sensor, and modeling data to include stream monitoring, algae biomonitoring, aquatic plant monitoring, and other scientific research.
--Technical liaison to the Jefferson Project—The FUND’s world-leading collaboration with IBM and RPI—in developing and participating in the Project’s experimental and analytical work to inform sustaining protection of Lake George.
Minimum Position Requirements:
--A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a concentration in engineering, hydrology, limnology, environmental science, planning, natural resource management or related fields—preferred qualifications include at least 2 years of relevant experience, understanding of stormwater management concepts and design, strong analytical skills and use of GIS software technology.
--A thorough knowledge of field sampling protocol and data collection/equipment use practices, including but not limited to gaging stream discharge with digital flow meter, measurement of dissolved oxygen concentration and saturation with YSI ProODO optical meter, measurement of specific conductance, total dissolved solids and pH using the Myron L® Ultrameter, deployment and retrieval of field-installed HOBO®U24 conductivity data-loggers for field download of data, and use of HOBOware®software.
--The ability to work with large databases, including those of the Jefferson Project, to access, query, analyze and apply data toward achieving The FUND’s protection goals.
--Rigorous attention to detail, being a self-starter, strong communication, collaboration, and public speaking skills, and a commitment to achieving program goals and objectives.
--Experience with boat operation and navigation a plus.
--Frequent year-round work in outdoor weather conditions, occasionally in streams and lakes with depths greater than five feet.
--Occasional lifting and moving of light weight equipment.
For a complete job description and how to apply: fundforlakegeorge.org/jobs.
Job Type: Full-time
- relevant: 2 years (Preferred)
- Bachelor's (Required)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan