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||Watershed Scientist (entry level)
||The Cadmus Group is in search of an entry level (0-2 years experience) Watershed Scientist to join our Watershed Science & Management Team. The Watershed Scientist will utilize their technical expertise to efficiently plan and conduct watershed and water quality assessments, which involve quantitative analyses and the preparation of reports. Projects focus on hydrologic, water quality, and other natural resource management studies.
||Example duties include: background research and literature review; collection, analysis, and integration of relevant data from various sources; statistical and other data analyses; watershed and water quality modeling; preparation of graphical and tabular data summaries for inclusion in reports and presentations; and preparation and writing of technical reports, as well as reports for a lay audience.
||The preferred candidate will have a professional demeanor, be highly motivated, and possess excellent quantitative, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational skills are a must, and the preferred candidate will be able to work on multiple projects concurrently, meet tight deadlines, and work well both independently and as a member of a team.
Candidates must have demonstrated experience and knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of limnology, aquatic chemistry, and hydrology. Bachelors and Masters degrees in the aquatic, environmental, or natural sciences are required. Candidates must also have experience applying statistical and other quantitative techniques to water quality projects, including the development of sound findings and conclusions following analysis. Some training and/or experience with R, or another programming language with the ability to quickly learn R, is required. Candidates must also have a solid foundation in the use of ArcGIS for geospatial analyses. Strong data management and analysis skills are essential for success in this position.
||Although not required, ideal candidates will also have an understanding of watershed and water quality models, their limitations, and their applicability; an understanding of watershed-based planning and watershed management principles; and demonstrated knowledge of the Clean Water Act, especially the TMDL program.
||This job will be located either in Chicago, IL or Madison, WI.
||Chicago, IL or Madison, WI