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Citizen Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) (ID: 109109) for Fall 2022


Dept of Environmental Conservation

625 Broadway
Albany , NY 12233
E-Mail: Rebecca.gorney@dec.ny.gov

Division/Unit: Water/Lake Monitoring & Assessment


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


School Affiliation

SUNY Albany

Proposal Information


This position will fulfill field water quality sampling, training audit, and data analysis needs for the NYSDEC's Lake Monitoring and Assessment Section, Citizen Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP), Albany, NY.
* Report to DEC Central Office in Albany, NY for training and office work.
* Conduct on-site audits of trained sampling volunteers and DEC trainers from CSLAP
* Complete audit checklist and instruct sampling volunteer in proper sampling techniques as appropriate
* Provide additional training as appropriate to CSLAP volunteers, including the use of the NYSDEC on-line data entry program and other procedures outlined in the CSLAP sampling protocol
* Complete report of training audit visit(s) for the Division of Water Quality Assurance Officer
* Conduct lake sampling with DEC Lake Classification and Inventory program as time allows
* Compile and evaluate lake management history and waterbody assessment information for CSLAP lakes
* Implement real time corrections to field data collected by volunteers
* Prepare material for the upcoming season, improve layout and design of field sampling forms
* Check and compile datasets on CSLAP lake characteristics for use in data reporting
* Position involves occasional travel and possible weekend scheduling
* Conduct oneself in a professional manner that reflects positively on U Albany and the Department.



MS Office & Excel

Collecting field water quality samples

Organized and thorough

Knowledge of freshwater lake ecosystems

knowledge of water quality monitoring


Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Senior

Degree Concentrations: Environmental Studies, Natural Science