Public Services Intern (Grade 9)
Montgomery County Government
Department of Environmental Protection
2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, Maryland 20902
Salary Range: $32,993
THIS RECRUITMENT WILL ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBLE LIST TO FILL TWO (2) INTERN VACANCIES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. THE POSITIONS ARE TEMPORARY AND PART-TIME AND DO NOT INCLUDE BENEFITS.
The part-time hourly pay rate is $15.86 per hour. Employee will work 15 to 24 hours per week.
The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County’s air, water, and land in a sustainable, innovative, inclusive, and industry-leading way while fostering smart growth, a thriving more sustainable economy and healthy communities. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in the environment. Click on the following link to see an example of a DEP internship: https://youtu.be/wS0ZIdLY8rM.
DEP is seeking an intern to support the Stream Monitoring Section. The Stream Monitoring Intern will gain hands-on experience and exposure to biological monitoring protocols while part of the team assessing stream health in Montgomery County for approximately 24 hours per week for the summer and fall semesters. The intern will spend considerable time outside working with staff collecting biological, physiochemical, geomorphic and habitat data in various locations throughout the county. The experience gained in data analysis, GIS and database systems will be applied to available data to produce and assist in the characterization of the Montgomery County Special Protection Area watersheds. Upon successful completion, individuals will understand the concepts, principles and procedures used by the County to assess stream health. Knowledge of procedures will be demonstrated by field audits or tests while feedback to the intern will be provided during bi-weekly meetings.
This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to transport biological, geomorphic, water quality, and stream hydrology monitoring equipment and conduct monitoring site visits at various locations in Montgomery County.
The work entails field work in streams around Montgomery county. The work is primarily performed out-of-doors, along stream banks and in streams and ponds, and may involve deep or swiftly moving water. It also requires light physical effort such as walking over rough, uneven, slippery or rocky surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching or reaching; and occasional lifting of objects.
Education: Completion of two (2) years of college course work (60 credit hours or its academic equivalent) in the following areas of study: Aquatic Biology/Limnology, Chemistry, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Toxicology, Geographic Information Science and Cartography, Geology/Earth Science, Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Natural Resources/Conservation, Physical Science, Soil Microbiology, Sustainability Studies, Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education or experience may be substituted.
Medical Protocol: Selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete a Medical History Review prior to appointment.
To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit our website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html
and click on the “Search for Jobs at MCG” tab. Read the full job description under the “Temporary/Seasonal/Substitute” Job Category. Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.
The requisition number is IRC47787.
This Recruitment Closes April 9, 2021
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips listed under the “Resources” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s MCG Careers webpage.