Conservation Aide (Seasonal)

Class Code ; 9455-WATER

OPENING DATE:  May 14, 2013                                                                                         CLOSING DATE:  May 28, 2013

SALARY:  Range 6 – $10.79 ; $13.73/hr*                                                                            LOCATION:  Augusta

(*includes 7.5% salary adjustment)

POSITION TYPE:  Seasonal Full Time                                                                              POSITION NUMBER:  08330-1282


The Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Land and Water Quality is accepting applications to fill a 17-week seasonal position in Augusta which begins June 17th.


BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Conservation Aide will assist staff biologists with collecting data to determine the health and water quality status of Maine’s streams, rivers, and wetlands.  Field teams sample aquatic life communities (macroinvertebrates & algae), collect water samples, and evaluate habitat condition.  The Conservation Aide also maintains equipment, manages field sheets, enters data into a database, checks data for quality assurance, delivers water samples to the lab, etc. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and have knowledge or experience in conservation work or a high school diploma or equivalent.  Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in biology/ecology/environmental science, computers, and databases.


APPLICATION INFORMATIONInterested applicants must submit a State of Maine Direct Hire Application to: Thomas Cotnoir, Natural Resources Service Center, 155 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333-0155, no later than 5:00 pm on the expiration date of this posting. Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained at and following the Direct Hire Application link, or by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 287-2214.

Any job offer to new hires is conditional upon verification of credentials, criminal records and driver’s license check.  Please provide three references with address and telephone number at time of interview.

Augusta, Maine
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Human Resources