This position is physically located at 4401 Reedy Branch Road, Raleigh, NC. The mission of the Water Sciences Section is to provide the Division with accurate information pertaining to waters of the state. Excellent service along with water quality monitoring and certification program and analytical laboratory analyses that provide scientifically defensible data are the section's main avenues for accomplishing this mission. These activities support the management and protection of North Carolina's surface water resources for the health and welfare of the citizens of North Carolina, and the economic well-being of the state.
Recruitment Range: $32,703 - $40,245
The Aquatic Toxicology Branch (ATB) is responsible for several diverse functional areas related to implementation of the State's water quality standards which require the protection of all aquatic species from the effects of pollution or other man-induced impairment. The ATB utilizes aquatic toxicity testing to assess the combined effects of all constituents of a potential surface water discharge and works closely with the Permitting and Regional Office staff.
This position supports the ATB by fulfilling the following 6 major roles:
Provides lab support for the Whole Effluent Testing (WET) program.
Collects pond water, prepares lab dilution water and provides support by preparing stock solutions.
Assists biologists in culturing and WET testing tasks.
Maintains an inventory of chemicals, equipment and supplies, and update and maintains the ATB's SDS book
Perform glassware cleaning tasks and cleaning of water holding tanks for lab.
Provides support by keeping lab in a clean and organized condition.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
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A successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Basic knowledge of a variety of scientific and ecological processes.
Basic understanding of statistics.
Knowledge to propagate, maintain organisms and ability to use a microscope.
Demonstrated ability to understand EPA and DEQ Standard Operating Procedures to perform laboratory procedures.
Knowledge to perform quality control activities for laboratory equipment, meters, and wash/maintain clean glassware.
Demonstrated ability to perform small amounts of field work including water sampling.
Demonstrated ability to work outside of normal business hours, including evenings, rotating weekend work and holidays.
Knowledge to use Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word.
Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds unassisted
Must have a valid driver's license.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Associate's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in environmental or natural resources management work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
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