Seasonal Watershed Student Assistant

Position summary:


The Watershed Program Technician will directly assist program staff with a wide range of projects related to watershed education and outreach, planning, and administrative tasks. The technician will gain exposure to water resource protection through daily experiences in the professional environment, both in the classroom and in the field.


Qualifications required:


Three years of completed college coursework and working towards a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Valid Class C Texas Driver License. Broad knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook.


Qualifications desired:


Three or more years of completed college coursework and/or working towards a teaching certification or Master’s degree in a related field. Intermediate-level (or higher) experience with filming and/or media production. Novice-level experience with filming and/or media production.


Essential functions and responsibilities:


  • Support program events by maintaining contact databases, developing information for event flyers, social media posts and other public communication, and delivery of educational information.
  • Assist with planning, production, and filming of educational videos for the Watershed Program’s education and outreach content.
  • Assist in preparation of reports and presentations on program activities.
  • Assist the Watershed Program staff with daily administrative tasks, including but not limited to sorting, scanning, and filing.
  • Attend on- and off-site meetings as necessary.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and manage time wisely. Ability and willingness to work after hours and on weekends.


Nonessential functions, skills, and experience: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook. Familiarity with ESRI ArcMap and ESRI StoryMaps is a plus.


Success Factors/Job Competencies:


  • Communications – Job requires the ability to adapt messages and connect to different audiences in a professional manner
  • Time Management – Job requires managing one’s own time and working efficiently
  • Innovation – Job requires creativity and ability to adapt to educational audiences
  • Collaboration – Job requires the ability to work closely in a team environment
  • Motivation – Self-motivated and constant learner

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:


While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work environment:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work within an office or cubicle and at frequent outdoor off-site events or meetings that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 544.00 550.00 -6.00
Benbrook 688.59 694.00 -5.41
Bridgeport 831.92 836.00 -4.08
Cedar Creek 320.08 322.00 -1.92
Eagle Mountain 646.85 649.10 -2.25
Lake Worth 592.06 594.00 -1.94
Richland-Chambers 312.62 315.00 -2.38
*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.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

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