Now Hiring Full-time, Temporary
WATER OPERATIONS INTERNS!
Open until Filled Apply immediately ~Posted 11/5/2020~
Three exciting opportunities available to gain experience working with a community oriented organization that is committed to contributing to the well-being of the environment!
$18.71 per hour.
40-hours per week, Monday through Friday
Work reporting address: Varies by assignment
WATER QUALITY SAMPLING INTERN: (1 position) Under direction of the Water Quality Field Supervisor, Lab Manager and Lab Staff, duties include: assists with distribution system and reservoir water sampling, reservoir algae investigations and reservoir algae treatments, and additional miscellaneous water quality field investigations tasks. Uses sampling equipment such as a chlorine test kit, temperature gauge, zone sampler and a datasonde with hand-held surveyor. Performs miscellaneous office tasks such as mapping sampling points, working with data and reports, and scanning documents. Additionally, performs maintenance and clean-up work as needed. Safety Boots required. Work hours will be Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This position is for just under a six (6) month duration at the Corte Madera location. Anticipated Start Date: February 2021.
WATER TREATMENT PLANT INTERN: (1 position) Under the direct supervision of a qualified and licensed Water Treatment Plant Operator, assist with the operation and maintenance of one of three different drinking water facilities. The candidate will be exposed to surface water treatment plant processes, chemical dosing, industry standard calculations, water quality laboratory tests, the operation and maintenance of analyzers, flushing and monitoring of distribution system in remote locations, facility maintenance and ground water quality verification. Safety Boots required. Work hours will be Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at one of three different facilities: San Geronimo Water Treatment Plant in Woodacre; Bon Tempe Water Treatment Plant in Fairfax; Ignacio Water Quality Station in Novato. Optional work schedules maybe considered on a case by case basis. This position is for just under a six (6) month duration. Anticipated Start Date: February 2021.
WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM INTERN: (1 position) Under the direct supervision of a certified Water Distribution Operator, learn how to operate and maintain mechanical, electrical and control equipment. Perform inspections of mechanical and electrical equipment. Assist operators in handling consumer calls. Assist field personnel with confined space entries. Learn the basics of a potable water distribution system. Safety Boots required. Work hours will be Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This position is for just under a six (6) month duration at the Corte Madera location. Anticipated Start Date: February 2021.
WATER QUALITY SAMPLING INTERN Desired Background: Must be 18 years old or older and have a California Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record. Must be able to perform moderate physical work and safely operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Must be detail oriented and organized. Education in the areas of water quality, chemistry, water treatment, biology or environmental sciences, and any knowledge of limnology is preferred. Experience with, or knowledge of, water quality sampling and equipment: datasonde use, chlorine field analyzers, GIS, etc. Familiarity of Marin streets and the ability and willingness to work safely with pesticides would also be beneficial. A California State Water Resources Control Board Drinking Water Distribution Operator License is highly desirable. Desired skills include ability to work independently and efficiently, work as a team player, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment. The ability to swim 100 feet and lift up to 50 pounds and any experience with the safe operation of a boat with an outboard motor is preferred as well.
WATER TREATMENT PLANT INTERN Desired Background: Must be 18 years old or older. Candidate must have current or recent enrollment in one of the following college level courses of study: Drinking Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Science, Biology, or Chemistry with a career interest in the water treatment field. Must be detail orientated, possess good problem solving skills, ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, as well as have the ability to lift 50 pounds. Candidate should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM INTERN Desired Background: Must be 18 years old or older. Candidate must have current or recent enrollment in one of the following college level courses of study: Drinking Water Treatment or Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Science, Biology or Chemistry. Candidate should possess genuine interest in a career in the waterworks field. Must be detail oriented, possess good problem solving skills, ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and the ability to lift 50 pounds
Due to the driving requirements of some positions, a DMV driving record may be required if applicant moves forward in the process. See selection process section of this announcement for more information.
Must be 18 years old or older to apply for these internship opportunities.
Seasonal positions are not eligible for benefits.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME. APPLY IMMEDIATELY FOR CONSIDERATION.
To be considered for a position, the following documents must be submitted as part of your application.
1. MMWD Application
2. Supplemental Application
Complete the application in full. Be sure to indicate dates of employment, hours worked, and describe your duties. You may attach a resume but it is not acceptable as a substitute for any part of the application or supplemental questionnaire. Initial screening of your qualifications will be based solely on the application documents received by the District. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process.
These positions are temporary, seasonal, hourly, and non-exempt, and individuals hired in this position can be terminated at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at the option of either the District or employee.
The selected candidate, upon acceptance of a conditional offer for District seasonal, temporary employment, will undergo a background check conducted by an outside agency and must take and pass a pre-employment/pre-duty medical exam and drug test. This assignment requires driving. A driving history from the DMV will be required as part of the background check. This position is temporary, seasonal and at-will.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. A manual application packet may also be obtained by calling 415-945-1434. Online applications are strongly encouraged. Open until filled.