Position Available: Field Technician (4-5 available positions)
Work Location: MBI is located in Hilliard, Ohio just west of Columbus. Projects include stream and river surveys in Ohio, the greater Midwest, and other states as necessary.
Project Description: Biological assessment of rivers and streams using standardized sampling methods; qualitative and quantitative habitat assessments; field measured parameters and water sample collection.
Position Description: Works as a member of a 2-3 person field crew that collects fish, macroinvertebrate, habitat, and/or water quality data in rivers and streams. Responsible for the execution of sampling, data recording, and equipment operation and maintenance tasks under the direction of a qualified crew leader. Must be able to assist in the operation of wading and boat mounted electrofishing gear, boats and outboard motors, boat trailering, and the collection of macroinvertebrate samples, other biological samples, water samples, and in-field or laboratory processing and sorting of samples. Field crews travel together over extended periods including consecutive weekends. All work-related travel costs, including lodging and meals, are covered by MBI. Employment with MBI is “at will”.
MBI implements and requires adherence to COVID-19 protocols for all employees.
Minimum Qualifications: Ability to perform supervised field sampling and maintain a variable work schedule including irregular hours, overtime hours, and extended overnight travel including consecutive weekends, and work that can at times be strenuous. The ability to work effectively as part of a team on a day-to-day basis is a must. Experience working on or around water and with small watercraft is desirable.
Salary: $11.00 - $13.00/hr. depending on level of education completed, work experience, and overall qualifications.
Other Requirements: Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and proof of auto insurance.
Period of Employment: All or parts of June through October, 2021. *Please note: we are only accepting applicants who are available for the full work term.