Environmental Student Assistant (T23, T24)

Salary:  $18.00 – $23.32 per hour


Location:  Richland Chambers Reservoir, TX




Position Summary:


The Environmental Services Summer Worker will assist with collecting water quality samples from District reservoirs and associated watersheds. They will also assist with maintaining equipment necessary for sampling as well as assess and analyze water quality data collected.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.


  • Perform water sampling and basic laboratory water chemistry analysis
  • Collect sediment samples for analysis from RC Wetland
  • Operate UTV for herbicide application
  • Assist with overall clean-up of RC Laboratory
  • Assist with instrumentation calibration along district pipelines
  • Utilize Microsoft Word and Excel to update database and SOP’s
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required.



Required Experience:


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Strong organization skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.



Desired Experience:


  • None



Required Education/Certification/License:


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Texas driver’s license



Desired Education/Certification/License:


  • College courses in a related field



Success Factors/Job Competencies:


  • None



Physical Demands and Work Environment:


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


  • Physical demands: Requires use of sight, hearing, speech, hands and feet for water sampling. Requires repeated, heavy lifting (minimum 40 lbs.) for transport of samples. Requires bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling and possible swimming during sampling. Requires the ability to walk on uneven terrain for extended periods.
  • Work environment: Requires outside work in all types of weather including extreme heat and cold. Work hours will be split between office work and field work. A significant portion of field work will be on a UTV.
Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.05 550.00 0.05
Benbrook 695.06 694.00 1.06
Bridgeport 827.66 836.00 -8.34
Cedar Creek 322.07 322.00 0.07
Eagle Mountain 646.40 649.10 -2.70
Lake Worth 591.29 594.00 -2.71
Richland-Chambers 313.15 315.00 -1.85
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
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