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Environmental Tech Temporary

Recruitment #171018-UNCR-04


The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) is seeking to hire seasonal-temporary employees to work in the OWRB Water Quality Programs Division.  Selected applicants will assist OWRB technical personnel in conducting water quality research and assessment studies and will spend significant amounts of time doing fieldwork to forward program goals.  

Temporary Employees:  $10.00 - $13.00 per hour ► Pay is based on education, experience and availability

Anticipated Number of Vacancies:  1-4 positions are expected to be available

Specific Location of Work:  
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
3800 North Classen Boulevard       
Oklahoma City, OK  73118

Description of Work Duties:
The positions may be either mainly field or office based and involve performing various activities to support water resources research and water quality investigations. 

Examples of duties that will be performed include, but are not limited to:
• Field sampling (physical, chemical and biological) of lakes, streams and rivers across the state
• Field sampling of groundwater wells
• Assist with lake and wetland restoration activities
• Assist with bathymetric mapping of lakes across the state
• Assist with post-processing of field water quality samples
• Equipment calibration and maintenance
• Data entry and review
• Assist with data management activities
• Assist with Division activities as needed.

Overnight travel will be required for field positions. 

Moderate to heavy physical exercise including but not limited to: carrying field equipment, operating certain sample collection equipment, and wading for prolonged periods while working may be required. 

Experience with the operation of boats or other watercraft is a plus but not required. 

Familiarity with computers and application software is required.  Knowledge of Microsoft© Word, Excel, Access, and ArcView is preferred, but not required. 

Basic knowledge of chemical and biological principles is a plus though not necessary. 

The position provides valuable job experience that will be beneficial in preparing the successful applicants for their professional career. 

The OWRB will conduct interviews in November with the successful applicant(s) beginning work between late November and early January and continuing through early to middle summer. 

The OWRB will work to arrange work schedules with an applicant who can start working a minimum of 20 hours per week immediately.

OWRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For additional information on job duties, please contact Julie Chambers at (405) 530-8800 or 


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