Temporary Extra Help – PW Natural Resources (Open Positions: 1)

Temporary Extra Help – PW Natural Resources (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: December 3, 2018 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: Civic Center Building, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Public Works – Natural Resources
Job Status: Part-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Status: Accepting Applications Apply Now
Job Summary
Whatcom County Public Works is hiring a temporary extra help employee to provide assistance for Natural Resources programs. This position will assist with conducting water quality sampling for fecal coliform, entering results in an Excel wokbook or an Access database, and assisting with updating and developing community outreach materials as a part of Whatcom County’s Pollution Identification and Correction Program. Duties may also include assisting with Natural Resources programs through advisory committees, community outreach events, data entry, database development, map development and GIS analysis, and additional field work. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Students are encouraged to apply.

For more information on Natural Resources programs visit: http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/1646/Water-Natural-Resources.

Length of Position: This is full-time position for 4 months. After 4 months there is a possibility to continue employment on a reduced schedule, depending on availability and available workload.

Completed college coursework in one or more of the following areas: biology, ecology, environmental science, environmental studies, freshwater studies, hydrology, or related fields.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
Must be able to work independently with limited supervision.
Must be willing to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.
Good communication skills and an interest in working with the public.
Education and outreach experience preferred.
Experience and/or coursework in ArcGIS preferred.
Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign software preferred.
Special Requirements:

Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.
Background check must meet County criteria.

$17.38 per hour

Application Special Instructions
Please attach a copy of your Employment Driving Record Abstract in the document upload area of your electronic application. Applications without a driving record abstract will not be considered.

Obtain a copy of your Driving Record Abstract via the Department of Licensing website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/dsdiadr/
When prompted, select an “Employment Driving Record Abstract”.
You will be charged a $13.00 fee for the Driving Record Abstract. The County does not reimburse this fee.
Select the option to email yourself a copy of your Driving Record Abstract
You will receive a PDF copy of your Driving Record Abstract attached to the emall you receive.
Save the PDF of your Driving Record Abstract to your personal computer.
Then upload the saved copy of your Driving Record Abstract to your online application using the Document Upload area within the application.
Please use the Document Upload area at the bottom of the application to include a cover letter and resume with your application.