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Citizen Statewide Lake Assessment Prog. Field Tech (ID: 106428) for Summer 2018


Dept of Environmental Conservation

Syracuse , NY 13210

Division/Unit: Water


Web Site: www.dec.ny.gov(New Window)


School Affiliation

SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Proposal Information


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Citizen Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) has two summer field technician internships available for qualifying candidates. The selected candidates will work with CSLAP program staff to complete tasks including but not limited to the following:
1. Conduct on-site audits of trained sampling volunteers from the New York Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP)
2. Complete audit checklist and instruct sampling volunteer in proper sampling techniques as appropriate
3. Conduct quality assurance sampling at audited CSLAP lakes, using the equipment and boats provided by the trained CSLAP volunteer
4. Collect depth profiles using multi-meters provided by SUNY ESF
5. Collect additional field information, including documentation of the presence of AIS or HABs, using standardized forms and sampling procedures provided by NYSDEC
6. Provide additional training as appropriate to CSLAP volunteers, including the use of the NYS Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) on-line data entry program and other procedures outlined in the CSLAP sampling protocol
7. Summarize any lake observations in a report issued to the Department, including presence of harmful algae blooms and invasive species
8. Enter into the NYSFOLA database the CSLAP HABs field data provided to SUNY ESF and field data provided to NYSFOLA by the CSLAP sampling volunteers for lakes with no sampler data entry
9. Provide assistance to NYSFOLA and Upstate Freshwater Institute (UFI) for other CSLAP needs as appropriate and as time permits



Valid driver's license

Ability to work long days

field sampling experience

comfort in working with volunteers

Experience with Excel


Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Onondaga

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Sophomore

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Environmental Studies, Natural Science