Temp/Seasonal Watershed Scientist/Intern
The consulting firms of Watershed Science and Design (Boulder-based) and Round River Design (Salida-based) are a collaborative effort working to improve the health of streams across the state of Colorado. We are looking for an intern who can help with a variety of projects related to flood hazard reduction, stream channel restoration, and communication of watershed sciences. Prior experience, competent skills, and detailed organization related to data management and analysis and document editing are desired. GIS-skills appreciated.
The work would start ASAP and run up through August (potential for additional work beyond). We are looking for 10-20 hours a week of commitment. Hourly rate negotiable and based on experience. This will be a contractor position. Location flexible. Reliable high-speed internet and GIS-capable computer required. Exposure to watershed and field sciences through coursework and prior experience desired.
Send cover letter, resume, and references to: email@example.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Task 1: Data Collection and Reporting (60% of work)
Review existing reports for complete and accurate acronyms, figures and tables formatting.
Refine a glossary of river related terms (global search for use of words in documents).
Combine comments from reviewers into a single document.
Transcribing dictated notes onto field forms
Background research/literature reviews on geology and geomorphology of specific areas
Conversion of spreadsheets to PDF’s and formatting.
Fact sheet development and formatting
Use USGS StreamStats, Colorado Natural Heritage Program, and National Map Database websites to gather data.
Enter data into reach tracking worksheets (Google spreadsheets) u/s d/s elevations, reach lengths, channel width
Flows, check FIS flows, hydrology reports
Data analysis, as directed.
Task 2: Field Work (20% of work)
Organization of field photos into a google drive directory – copy and cross-referencing photos by Stream, Habitat, Structures, etc.
Data Collection: Wolman pebble counts
Monitoring: Plant survival counts
Monitoring: Collection and organization of current field photographs (photo points)
Other field work as needed: (e.g., topographic survey, construction observation).
Task 3: Other Work, as Assigned (20% of work)
Website content development (photos and text)
Note: The person selected for this position will enter into a contractual agreement for professional services and the services will take place in the location and time of their choosing. It is the expressed intent that the person selected for this position is an independent contractor and not an agent or employee of either firm, and that the contractor shall satisfy all tax and other governmentally imposed responsibilities including, but not limited to, payment of state and federal and social security taxes, unemployment taxes, workers’ compensation and self-employment taxes. No federal, state or local taxes of any kind shall be withheld or paid by either Watershed Science and Design or Round River Design. The contractor is not entitled to unemployment insurance benefits or workers’ compensation benefits unless the independent contractor provides such coverages. The selected contractor will supply their own office and necessary equipment.