Water Right Field Inspector

  • North Dakota State Water Commission
  • Bismarck, ND
  • Mar 11, 2017
Seasonal Environmental Science/Engineering GIS Natural Resources Water Quality

Job Description

Position Number: 770- 6810
Status: Temporary summer help, May through August

Summary of Work:

Inspects works of municipal, industrial, and irrigation water permits. Field check locations of wells, inspect metering devices, and verifies all conditions stipulated in the water permit have been met. Prepares written reports of inspections and makes recommendations to project hydrologists. Must be able to work independently in the field. Successful hire will be required to do extensive travel throughout North Dakota with overnight stays. Typical week will include up to four (4) nights spent on the road and one (1) day spent in the office planning, preparing, and report writing. Written and verbal communication skills are a must. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Junior or senior standing or recent bachelors graduate in a major that includes significant course work in geology, hydrology, water resources, or civil engineering. Valid ND drivers license and the ability to travel in-state 4 to 5 days per week. Ability to lift equipment up to 50 lbs and to walk on unstable cultivated terrain to well and irrigation pivot locations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Basic computer skills with working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and graphics software. Ability to read and understand maps. GIS experience. Mechanical skills a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The state of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services and complies with the provision of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

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