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Posted: 3/3/2015
Name of Company: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Position: PhD Assistantship
Start Date: 5/15/2015
Job Duties: We are seeking one motivated and hard working PhD student to study the effects of benthic feeding fish on sediment in lakes. Even though it is well known that phosphorus generally controls productivity in lakes, we still know relatively little about internal cycling of this nutrient between sediment and water, especially with respect to the effect benthic feeding aquatic species have on sediment phosphorus availability. This knowledge is key for determining natural trophic status and for restoring eutrophied lakes. The primary aim of this PhD project is to determine how benthic feeding fish alter the active sediment layer and how this change affects sediment chemistry and phosphorus availability. The successful candidate will also study the effects of sediment disturbance on both common and recently developed lake restoration methods designed to reduce phosphorus cycling between sediment and overlying water. Both laboratory and field scale experiments will be used to study the above questions about how benthic feeding fish alter phosphorus cycling in lakes. The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment (geochemistry group) is a stimulating network of approximately 100 personnel including researchers and PhD students and is part of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, one of the top 25 young universities in the world. Homepage:
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should hold an MSc degree in aquatic biogeochemistry, limnology, water/environmental engineering or equivalent. A strong background in water and sediment chemistry is required, as is a driver’s license and documented swimming skills. Strong motivation, willingness to travel within Sweden during periods of fieldwork, basic knowledge of fish biology/ecology, and being able to work independently are also important abilities. Laboratory and fieldwork experience, and the use of statistical methods/models are meriting. The candidate should also be able to read, write and speak English fluently. The position is a full-time PhD position for four years with a start date of May 2015 (negotiable).
Preferred Qualifications:
Salary: 28,000 USD
How to Apply: Find more information about the position and how to apply at the following link:
Deadline: 4/3/2015

Posted: 2/18/2015
Name of Company: Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc
Location: Oakdale, MN. Position to be based out of our Oakdale, MN office, but would consider Midwest adjacencies for the right candidate
Start Date: 4/1/2015
Job Duties: SENIOR FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGIST/ECOLOGIST Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. (EOR) - A collaborative group of environmental and design professionals passionate about protecting our waters, restoring healthy ecosystems, and enhancing our community's unique sense of place is seeking a Senior Fluvial Geomorphologist/Ecologist to join our team. Position Description/Duties: Primary responsibilities will include the assessment, design and construction of a wide range of stream and related resources projects including river restoration, stabilization, fish passage, flood management, stormwater management, water and sediment budgets, and water quality projects.
Minimum Qualifications:
•12 years of experience in the private sector or comparable public sector experience
•Considerable practical and construction experience a must
•Degree in civil or environmental engineering, hydrology, geology, fisheries, or related science
•Propensity for business development and the ability to immediately leverage contacts
•Broad competency within the general fields of water resources, hydrology and hydraulics, and will also demonstrate significant depth of knowledge in fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport & stream ecology
•Team player willing to mentor staff
Preferred Qualifications:
•Additional expertise in TMDLs, water quality, fisheries, or related service areas
•Master’s degree in civil or environmental engineering, hydrology, geology, fisheries, or related science
•Licensed PE
Salary: NA
How to Apply: Please submit the following required information: 1) Cover Letter detailing your experience, interest in the position and salary expectations; 2) Relevant samples of your work that illustrate your range of experience & 3) Resume. Please email application to with a heading of Senior Fluvial Geomorphologist/Ecologist. EOR is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
Deadline: 3/11/2015

Posted: 2/3/2015
Name of Company: Hydros Consulting Inc.
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Position: Surface Water-Quality Scentist / Engineer
Start Date:
Job Duties: Provide technical expertise and client management in a range of service areas including:
• Surface water quality modeling
• Assessments of lake, reservoir, and river water-quality dynamics
• Watershed modeling
• Surface – groundwater interactions Job Duties
• Setup and calibrate surface water-quality models
• Analyze water-quality data for patterns and relationships
• Write technical reports and memoranda
• Review water quality and water resources data for Quality
• Manage modeling support staff
Minimum Qualifications:
• Thorough understanding of surface water-quality dynamics
• Experience in model development and calibration
• Strong data analysis and interpretation skills
• Strong technical writing skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to deal with complexity
• Self-starter
• Proficient with EXCEL, databases
• Ability to Understand Client Needs
• Advanced degree in environmental engineering or related environmental science
• At least 5 years of relevant professional experience
• Project Management experience and ability to manage multiple projects effectively
• Excellent analytical and computational skills
• Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities
• People-oriented and a collaborative team player
• Motivated and enthusiastic
Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of laboratory analytical techniques and methods
• Sampling Experience
How to Apply: No Phone Calls Please
Deadline: Until position is filled

Posted: 2/3/2015
Name of Company: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Location: La Verne, California
Position: Limnology & Reservoir Team Manager VI
Start Date:
Job Duties:
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty six cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.6 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The MWD’s Water System Operations Group, Water Quality Section currently has one (1) opening for a Limnology & Reservoir Team Manager VI within the Microbiology Unit located at our Water Quality Laboratory in La Verne, CA.

The Water Quality Reservoir Manager is responsible for managing and supervising the reservoir management team of professional microbiologists. Areas of responsibility include source water monitoring; support of engineering by applying the science of limnology to develop water quality design criteria; and response to taste and odor events and to emerging public health issues.

1. Coordinates the source water monitoring activities for compliance, early warning, contaminant events, operations and resource planning; provides technical review and evaluation on projects for engineering, operations, environmental, recreational issues, and source water supply that may influence water quality; applies limnology principles to develop water quality design criteria for engineering projects; develops and coordinates early warning monitoring strategies to detect and evaluate taste and odor events; and conducts and is responsible for quality assurance and quality control reviews of all analytical data to ensure accuracy of reporting.
2. Supervises staff including selection, assignment and monitoring of work, coaching, counseling, and performance assessment; and reviews work for thoroughness, adherence to water quality standards, and accuracy of results.
3. Assesses employees’ competencies and develops training plans; discusses future professional development with staff; and provides safety training both routine and in preparation for emergency response to natural disasters and contaminant threats.
4. Provides general administration of the team including establishing and tracking team goals and objectives; analyzes team activities and prepares reports; develops and monitors team budget; evaluates resource needs and prepares staffing and consulting requests; and reviews and approves time, reimbursement requests, and purchases.
 5. Acts as project manager on source water quality concerns and issues; prepares proposals independently or with co-investigators to obtain outside funding for projects; and administers contracts in accordance with conditions set forth by the funding source.
 6. Meets with other team managers and Water System Operations staff to evaluate and coordinate projects; and provides technical assistance to member agencies.
7. Manages and directs the preparation of project reports, manages data, and makes presentations for a project advisory committee or other interested or involved parties.
8. Assists in developing team and unit policies, methods, and procedures; and reviews and makes recommendations regarding the development of quality assurance and quality control procedures, project milestones, presentation, and records management.
 9. Performs other related duties as required. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (Alternate Fridays off)
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND eight years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which two years must have been in a project management, supervisory, or lead capacity; OR an advanced degree from an accredited college or university AND six years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which two years must have been in a project management, supervisory, or lead capacity.

Required Knowledge of: Management and supervisory methods and techniques; team building; water treatment regulations, processes, and procedures related to aquatic habitats; project management; standard and experimental analytical methods, concepts, and procedures; applied and theoretical limnology, and wide experience with aquatic ecosystems, wetlands, and watershed; general knowledge of chemistry, biology, aquatic ecology, statistics, and other related scientific areas; quality assurance and quality control procedures; safety regulations; relevant federal, state, and local laws; reporting and public notification requirements; and contract and grant administration.

Requirement Skills and Abilities to: Interpret and analyze results; identify and solve complex scientific problems; conduct hypothesis testing through experimental design of equipment to monitor and sample unusual aquatic situations; manage a diverse work force; mentor, develop, and motivate staff; plan, organize, and review the work of subordinates and team members; review work products for detail and adherence to quality control parameters; exercise judgment and discretion; use scientific applications such as word processing and databases; operate a variety of laboratory equipment; encourage and facilitate cooperation; communicate orally and in writing on administrative and technical topics with both scientific and non-technical audiences; and establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all levels within the organization.

 License Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: Light
Work Environment: Primarily an indoor work environment typical of an office setting. The work environment may include some exposure to outside elements. May travel to various sites requiring overnight stay.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested by calling (213) 217-7738 at least 5 working days in advance of the scheduled examination date(s).

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Preferred Qualifications:
Salary: $58.59 - $76.60 per hour
How to Apply: Please visit the link to apply for the position.

Posted: 1/9/2015
Name of Company: St. Johns River Water Management District
Location: Palatka FL USA
Position: Environmental Scientist V
Start Date:
Job Duties: St. Johns River Water Management District is actively seeking applications for an Environmental Scientist V in Palatka FL. Applications for this position are accepted online only through the Careers section at Last date to apply is March 18, 2015. This professional position involves independent scientific contributions to the work of multidisciplinary teams, project management and preparation of technical publications related to management of Florida’s water resources. The candidate must have demonstrable skill in elucidating the roles of higher trophic level organisms in estuarine and coastal systems through development and application of empirical, analytical or simulation models. The preferred candidate also will have documented knowledge of and experience with population dynamics, analysis of trophic webs and application of end-to-end models for estuarine and coastal systems. In addition, we seek candidates who have participated in multidisciplinary teams that translated experimental and theoretical work into insights to guide the actions of natural resource managers. The candidate should provide evidence of an ability to analyze scientific data; write scientific reports; manage contracts; contribute to special committees; and communicate complex scientific concepts and information to the scientific community and the lay public. Job duties include conducting scientific research, analyzing data, writing reports and scientific publications, developing scopes of work and managing contracts, maintaining a high level of professional expertise, and reviewing and updating research and management plans. Working conditions include fieldwork, traveling by automobile or boat, and exposure to extreme weather conditions and temperatures.
Minimum Qualifications: A master's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, ecology, environmental science, or related field with environmental science emphasis, four years experience in natural resource management and publication of scientific papers in peer reviewed scientific journals; or, a doctorate from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, ecology, environmental science or a related field with environmental science emphasis, three years experience in natural resource management and publication of scientific papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Preferred Qualifications: Employment will be contingent on successfully passing a drug screening purchased by the district as per Section 440.102, Florida Statutes and the district’s Drug Free Workplace Policy (Careers section at
Salary: Annual Salary Range: $57, 678 - $96,137
How to Apply: For more information and to apply, please visit the Careers section at The St. Johns River Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace/E-Verify participating employer. Veteran's Preference will be afforded under applicable Florida law.
Deadline: 3/18/2015

Posted: 12/4/2014
Name of Company: Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University
Location: Starkville, MS
Position: Professor and Head
Start Date: 7/1/2015
Job Duties: We seek a leader for our Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University. We are a diverse team, focusing on applied and theoretical natural resources problems at state, national, and international levels. The successful candidate will lead and administer research, teaching, and extension programs, and work with on- and off-campus units, stakeholders, and clientele.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications include a doctorate in wildlife, fisheries, aquaculture, or related natural resources field, and a professional background appropriate for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor. Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Preferred Qualifications: Administrative experience is desirable.
How to Apply: Apply at (PARF# 8470). Send direct inquiries and supplemental documents to: Dr. Scott Willard, WFA Search Chair, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University, Box 9760, MS State, MS 39762, or / 662-325-0233. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is chosen; review of the candidate pool will begin January 20, 2015.
Deadline: 4/30/2015