Biologist for Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Under the direct supervision Technical Program Manager, the Biologist II is responsible for carrying out monitoring programs adopted by the Commission and reporting the results. In addition, the incumbent maintains contacts with other organizations conducting biological and water quality monitoring of the Ohio River to facilitate exchange of information. Frequent overnight travel for field work within the Ohio River basin between June and November, as well as less frequent travel to local, regional, or national meetings year-round is required.
- Assist with development of plans for conducting annual biological and water quality sampling.
- Prepare sampling equipment for field work and arrange for routine maintenance of the equipment.
- Assist with training of new personnel to effectively collect biological samples in a safe and efficient manner.
- Conduct field sampling (night-time and day-time) ensuring that proper techniques are employed and consistency is maintained throughout the collection process.
- Prepare, or oversee the preparation of, data and import into internal and external databases for use in assessing biotic and abiotic data.
- Assist with statisical and graphic analyses of all biotic and abiotic data.
- Assist with preparation of routine reports and scientific journal articles on results of biological program activities.
- Assist with oversight of daily activities of seasonal interns.
- Assist with sampling demonstrations and give presentations for community and/or school groups.
- Assist with other operations conducted by the Commission (e.g. routine water sampling and aquarium displays).
- Assist with conducting meetings of other workgroups/panels including, but not limited to the Fish Consumption Advisory Workgroup and Macroinvertebrate Panel of Experts.
- Prepare and give presentations for various panels and the BWQSC.
- Assist with consultation with members of the BWQSC and other panels to develop statistically sound strategies for collecting and assessing biotic and abiotic data.
- Assist with developing new, or refining existing, methods for collecting and assessing Ohio River data.
- Participate in other internal and external workgroups, committees, or subcommittees as deemed necessary by the Technical Programs Manager.
- Assist with development of budget projections for program attributes.
- Fulfill data requests and other inquiries from internal and external sources in a timely fashion
- Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field is required. A master’s degree with emphasis in areas such as environmental sciences, aquatic biology, or ecology is preferred. A demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English language skills is required. A minimum of three years experience, a significant portion of which includes field studies, sampling, and data analysis is required. A master’s degree shall substitute for one year of experience. Shall have or be able to acquire a valid driver's license and be capable of being insured or furnishing automotive insurance. Physical fitness must be commensurate with duties.
Send a cover letter and resume to David Bailey, director of Administration and Human Resources by December 20, 2017